Saturday, August 27, 2011

Celebrating 5 Years of Blogging!

I have been quite inconsistent over these five years - lots of posts, then radio silence - but it's always been fun. Learning to knit and crochet has taken time away from quilting a bit, but I'm glad to have completed two large projects this summer, mostly made of fabric I had in my stash. I'm hoping to finish a few more large projects before the end of the year.

To celebrate having reached the fifth birthday of Life's a Quilt, I am hosting a give-away. This mini quilt was made with scraps from Summer Berries, with some white added. Maybe you could hang it on your wall, use it on top of a dresser, or tuck in a doll for the night... It measures 15"x21" and is machine pieced and hand-quilted with pearl cotton. My stitching is pretty uneven, but I hope it adds to the homemade appeal! The only way to improve is to practice! The back is the same Marimekko fabric I used on the Summer Berries quilt and has a small label. Anyone who reads this blog can be eligible to win if they leave a comment on this post. I'll draw a winner at random next Sunday evening (September 4th). If you would use them, I'll add a few Marimekko scraps in the winner's package. Good luck and thanks for visiting my blog!

24 comments:

SueB said...

I would love to be able to hang that little quilt on my wall. My colors.

Kathy in FL said...

I'd love to win that little quilt! I haven't been able to buy Marimekko fabric since I lived in Ann Arbor in the early 70's.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, du veschenkst das schön Stück? Ein Mini-Quilt von dir - das wäre schön! Marimekko, Beeren - das erinnert mich sehr an meine Zeit in Finnland. Manchmal habe ich ein bisschen Sehnsucht - vor allem nach den guten Gesprächen mit dir!

Vielleicht schaffen wir ja im Herbst ein Wiedersehen?

Lg,
Petra

Brenda said...

lovely little quilt.I'd love to give it a home and play with your Marimekko scraps. Congrats on five years. I'm glad you're here!

Dolores said...

Love small quilts and Marimekko fabrics. Happy 5th anniversary on your blogging.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Typy.

Candace said...

Happy Blogaversary. Your little quilt is very cute and will be a treasure where ever it goes.

AnnieO said...

Congratulations on 5 years of blogging! That is a true milestone. Your mini quilt is precious and lucky will be the winner of it---please put my name in your drawing.

Flikka said...

Congratulations! You are a few years ahead of me in the blogging world. I think the mini-quilt could fit in well with the color scheme that I'm planning for my bedroom. :)

Ingaredstoka said...

Congrats to 5 yrs!! Great! Keep it up with the inspiration.
Put my name in the bowl for drawing.
Susanne

Egater said...

Happy blogaversary! I hope to read your blog for long time :)
This quilt would be lovely here ;)

Marg M said...

Have enjoyed your journey since I found you may you continue for years to come

Quilter Kathy said...

Happy Blogiversary! I would love to win this little gem!
I just love your summer berries quilt...it is my favorite of all the 36 patch quilts! And you already have it quilted and bound...wow!

sewkalico said...

What a great little quilt, I know a doll who would love it to keep her warm this winter ;-)
Congrats on 5 years of blogging and being creative!

Shasta said...

Happy blogiversary. That is a cute quilt.

dot said...

I think I have followed you all 5 years. I love your blog and reading of Finland. I would love to win the small quilt.

Sally Ann said...

happy Blog Anniversary!!! I love your little quilt and can always find a spot for a new quilt if I was to win yours! Happy Quilting!!

dorothy said...

Congrats on your anniversary! I love small quilts and would be honored to win!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Hedgehog! I must admit that I don't read your blog as regularly as I would like to, but I catched most of your news through another channel;-) Daudz laimes blogsanas diena, man ir tik liels prieks pavadit brivdienas kopa ar Tevi paslaik!! Of course, the berry quilt would be lovely at my house, I love berries and the colours would be just perfect. So I hope you will keep quilting as crazy as you did so far! Bucas no Latvijas!

Janet said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary and on another beautifully completed quilt. It would be a wonderful addition to the quilt wall I am hoping to assemble in my daughter's room soon.

Clare said...

Is it really 5 years? Honestly? Goodness how time flies. Happy Anniversary!

I'd love to play with those Marimekko scraps.xx

Kati said...

Gratulerar dig för 5-års blogfödelsedag! det är en mycket bra kompis när man saknar någonting vackert! bin mycket gespannt om kommande 5 år :o) Kramis!

Anonymous said...

Wasn´t quick enough, shoot! Having probs in leaving comments, may be me, may be smth else.

chook said...

congrats on 5 years blogging your quilt is beautiful hugs Beth

mmae said...

i only saw this after the ending date. I still want to comment that it is adorable!! i wish i had seen it sooner, but i am totally inspired...i don't know how you can stand to give it away! It is so darling, and the white background is perfect with those berry colors.