Can you believe it, I have hit the 3 year mark with my blog and my quilting hobby. Surprisingly, it feels much longer than that. In a good way, of course.
This blog started out as more than just a quilting blog. It was a space in which I shared all my hobbies & interests. Slowly, quilting/designing has consumed my world, and I have moved some of the other content to my IG account (ml_wilkie), focusing here on all things quilting.
I was thinking about the best way to recap this past year. It has been a crazy productive year, especially considering that I only have the weekends to really concentrate on quilting. To share with you how crazy it’s been here is a mosaic of my main finishes (links to the projects can be found on my Project Finishes menu above).
A lot of these projects, represent some big accomplishments this year, including:
- A couple of great swaps, and participating in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts
- Contributing 5-part tutorial series “Design to Reality” on Sew Mama Sew
- Two quilt entries accepted to QuiltCon 2015 & just the fantastic experience attending QuiltCon.
- Block of the Month (February) Cloud 9 Cirrus Solids
- A quilt featured on the cover of Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine (Publication)
- A second publication in Quilt Now Magazine (Publication)
- A quilt featured in one of Art Gallery Fabric LookBook + pattern release.
- Quilt of the Month pattern for the Modern Quilt Guild
It is starting to get hard now to choose a favorite. I expect more of the same for the next 12 months, maybe a little less chaotic.
Ok, so I have to say this……I would not be where I am today without my wonderful supportive husband (in both allowing me to work on my quilts in my limited free time and understanding my fabric addiction) and the support system you all have provided. Thank you so much, to those who follow me here on my blog and/or Instagram. Thank you, thank you!!
This giveaway is a small gesture in which I can give back to this fabulous community I find myself immersed in. I am giving away a $50 gift card to Hawthorne Threads.
So, how do you win this gift card?
- Just leave a comment answering “What quilting accomplishment do you hope to fulfill over the next 12 months”. It doesn’t have to be big – anything.
- If you are a follower please leave a second comment, just letting me know you follow.
- A giveaway winner will be chosen at random at 8pm next Monday 7th (Labor Day here in the US)
- This post will be updated with the winner and the winner notified via email.
Note: I read every comment but due to the number of comments I may not reply to your comment.
You, also, have a second chance of winning a $50 gift card to Hawthorne Threads by visiting me on IG (Instagram ml_wilkie)…look for the give away post in the next 30 mins.
Again, thank you!! Good luck and I hope you all have a great week.
The winner is Lynn over @Monkey Needle!! Lynn I will be sending you the gift card today!!
You’ve had a great year, and I’m sure the next will be even better! I would love to be published so that is something I need to work towards.
I follow on Bloglovin’.
Because I’m currently 39 weeks pregnant, I just hope to be able to squeeze in some quilting in the next year.
Congratulations on your anniversary and on your many accomplishments along the way.
I hope to get enough of a grasp on ruler work, on my domestic machine, to quilt a bed-size quilt. That would be a major accomplishment for me!
I follow you on bloglovin.
Happy 3 years! I’m hoping to hand quilt a whole lap sized quilt. So far I’ve only done embellished hand quilting.
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Congrats!! I hope to better my applique skills.
I have been following with bloglovin.
Congratulations on your anniversary!! I would like to try free-motion quilting this year. Many thanks for sharing with us!
I follow you by email. Thanks for the inspiration, and congratulations on your anniversary!
I’m going to try quilt as you go!
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My goal: get my sewing room organized.
I follow via email.
My goal for the next 12 months is to start trying to work through my stash.
I follow your wonderful blog via bloglovin
Congratulations on 3 years! I have all the pieces for a king sized flannel patchwork quilt cut out and I would love to have the quilt finished in the next 12 months. Thanks!
I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks!
My quilting goal is to get a handle on the unquilted tops I have laying around. I have become a “topper” and i don’t want to be!
I follow you on Bloglovin. Congrats on 3 years!
just to finish all i have started
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I hope to finish more projects than I start!
Happy anniversary! I follow you via WP.
I hope to finish a quilt I started oh so many years ago. I guess you could say it has vintage fabric in some of the blocks!
Congrats on 3 years! Bloglovin follower and e-mail subscriber.
Congratulations! Your work is absolutely beautiful. You have an amazing eye for color and construct in quilts. I am impressed with how much you get done in your spare time! Yikes!
Congrats on the anniversary, Michelle! My goal for this year is to submit a quilt pattern for publication. I just need to decide what it will be!
I follow your blog through Feedly. Thanks!
I hope to finish the twin sized quilts for my boys’ beds.
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I really hope to finish my Preppy The Whale Quilt!
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I’m not much of a quilter – I mostly garment sew – but I do want to make a quilt with a world map on it for my kids.
I want to complete 2 UFOs before starting a new one.
I am focusing on finishing up WIP’s, so far so good!
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Quilting accomplishment….I’m working hard trying to clean up all my wIPs by the end of the year. I mind having multiple projects going, but the amount I have is crazy ridiculous. I’ve been working at it since July and I’m making good progress!
And I’m a follower
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I hope to become more comfortable with paper piecing.. took a class this past week and I can do it.. I just don’t care for the technique! I hope to get over that!
I hope to be able to do a paper piecing wall hanging and to have started and completed A dear daughter quilt for my 22 yr old daughter! I have just started following you via email.
I would like to publish a pattern…or at least one or two tutorials on my blog. I greatly appreciate the online quilting community and want to give back.
I follow you in my RSS reader via feedly.
I plan to loose weight! I am training since three weeks and I hope that in a six months some difference will be visible:)
Ha ha, I just read that it should be quilting accomplishment:))) so I hope to finish hand sewn baby quilt for my 4 month old daughter:)
I I follow, I follow You (on Bloglovin)
I would love to learn how to free motion quilt! I always say that… Maybe this is my year!
I am an email follower