Tuesday, February 3, 2009

402!

Can you believe it? It's been almost two years since I joined this wonderful community and started making many wonderful new friends. Today is my 402nd post!

I struggled to come up with a really good giveaway to celebrate this milestone and thank you all for your neverending encouragement and support. It has definitely played a giant roll in keeping the creative juices flowing over here.

So here it is...


Leave a comment on this post between today and 12pm PST on Friday (the 6th).
I will use the random number generator to generate 2 winners.
If you win, you'll get to choose any 4 fat quarters (or 2 half yards or 1 yard) from the fabrics in my store.

And, because I want everyone to be able to get a little something, between today and Sunday, you can get 30% off your entire order in the store.
Just enter 402THIRTY as the coupon code when you check out.


Because I couldn't have a completely picture-less post, I played around in EQ5 a little and came up with a scrappy look for Geese in the Forest.
Scrappy Geese in the Forest

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153 comments:

alda said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! I found your blog some weeks ago and like to see what's up here.

Amy said...

I love the scrappy version of the Geese in the Forest. The red and green is nice, but a bit Christmasy for me to ponder this time of year!

Claudia said...

I said before: I think your work is always great. Beautiful colors!
Happy blogsversary and thanks for the gifts!

Aimee said...

Happy blogaversary! I love the scrappy layout.

~Michelle~ said...

Congrats on 400+ posts! I love reading your blog! :)

Erin said...

Congrats!! Looking forward to another year of blogging!

Jackie said...

402!!! That is quite an accomplishment. I have to say I love this bright version. Hmmmmm...... I think I may do this one!!

Kristin said...

Happy blogaversary! I always enjoy reading your blog. Wow, I am loving the scrappy Geese in the Forest layout. This is the direction that I indend on going. Very cool to see it in color!

Stacy said...

Congrats on the 402! Thanks for blogging - I love reading your thoughts on various projects.

Anita said...

That is a lot of posting in two years time, congrats! Thank you for all of the inspiration this past two years.

Sarah said...

Happy 402nd post!!
I love looking at all the gorgeous quilts you make!!

Alissa said...

Happy 2 years and post 402! Love your blog!! And the geese look so cool - the scrappy look makes it so vibrant!

Stacey said...

awesome...thanks for inspiring us!

Rachael Adele said...

Thanks for being so generous. I'm really looking forward to the Geese in the Forest BOM!

Anya said...

Congratulations and keep up the good work! And thank you for being so generous and giving.

Sarah said...

Happy 2 years!! I love the look of the Geese BOM- looks like fun.

Cami said...

Congrats! And thanks for the generous giveaway. I love the geese in the forest in all the various colors.

Amber said...

Congratulations Anina! Love the scrappy Geese!

Shannon Hillinger said...

Happy anniversary!

Nichole said...

402 posts in 2 years?! i'm pretty impressed! i haven't even past 100 in my 2 years of blogging... haha

Lisa said...

Happy anniversary! Love your blog!

rachel griffith said...

happy 402 to you!!!
yayyy!!!

please throw my name in the mix.
:D

The Rausch's said...

Congrats on 402!! Looking forward to more!!

MichelleB said...

Congrats on two years! I love scrappy version too. I don't know which one I like better.

Patty said...

I love giveaway; but more than that I love blogging! What a nice way to share our passions with others.

nicolette said...

Thanks for 402 great, funny, inspiring, warm, colourful posts!!
Hope to read many, many more!

Love the colourful Geese in the forest!!

And thanks for the opportunity to join a wonderful give-away!

Kerry said...

Happy Blogversary! 400 posts! WOW! I'm new to the blogging community, and recently found yours...I look forward to the next 400 posts!

Terriaw said...

Wow, 402 - that seems like a huge milestone! Congratulations! It's always to enter a giveaway for fabrics - yippee! Love the preview with the EQ5 too.

valerieann118 said...

Congrats! Keeping my fingers crossed the number generator picks me!! valerieann118atmsndotcom

Rochelle said...

402 is amazing. I love reading your blog. The new color combination for the Geese in the Forest quilt is fabulous. Got my attention now, as if you didn't have it before.

Lynn said...

Wow over 400! Congratulations! I will be going scrappy with my Geese in the Forest quilt. Love how it looks!

FrostedTreats said...

402?! I'm not even at 30! Congrats!! Keep up the great work, I love reading your blog :D

Ashley said...

Congrats! and over 400 posts - wow! Hope I'm one of the lucky ones!

nettie said...

congrats! i love thisblog!

Jackie Russell said...

402? Congratulations! Cute Geese in the Forest quit.

ohthatashley said...

I like the scrappy look, but I think I'm going to do mine in a more literal sense and go for greens and browns. I can't wait to get started!

Katherine said...

Congratulations on your 402nd post!

I love your colourful version of Geese in the Forest as much as the original. What a fun design!

Tina said...

Happy 402! I can't wait to start my geese in the forest. I love the brights.

Yvette said...

Happy Blogversary!!!

I really like that scrappy happy tree quilt!

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

The scrappy "Geese" is great. 402? Wow, congratulations! Thank YOU for all your inspiration and encouragement, too!

Sylvie said...

Happy blogaversary!
You can be proud of what you made here! Thank you very much for all the inspiration you are giving us.
And thank you for the give-away.

Bonnie said...

I love the scrappy version of the Geese in the Forest, makes me desprately want to get my hands on a copy of EQ5! Happy blogaversary and thanks for the inspiration.

Quilt Hollow said...

I really like this colorful version of Geese in the Forest. But then I seen it in the green with just a bit of red and like that one too.

Thanks for the giveaway....I found your blog by way of another and am glad I did! I've marked it to return to soon!

Fran said...

Congratulations on the long blog run! Please enter me, many thanks - both for the giveaway and for all the inspiration!
Fran F.

stehpanie said...

Congrats! Your works always inspire me. Looking forward to the next 402!

Simply This and That said...

Congrats on your 402nd post! They've all be absolutely wonderful! ooxx`jodi

jglitter said...

Congratulations on 402 posts! I check your site every day. Thank you!!

Katie Jean said...

wow 400! that's a lot of posts. Congrats Anina, I have really enjoyed reading your posts and becoming your blog friend!

Rebecca said...

I'd love to win some fabric - thanks for the chance!!

ginger said...

Happy blogaversary! Thank you for all of your wonderful inspiration!

Ashley Ann said...

Congrats! I'm going to go check out your store now, even though I need new fabric like a poke in the eye with a sharp stick!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Congrats on 2 years and 402 posts!! WOW - that's a lot of inspiration and good reading :o)

Mama Urchin said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday! Only 2 years? It seems like we've been friends longer than that.

Artsy Momma said...

Congrats on becoming a member of the 400 club! That is an accomplishment in it self!

Marcia said...

congrats on 402! I love the scrapy quilt also.

Rhiannon said...

Congratulations!

I love the scrappy look. I think I'm in!

Krista said...

comment, comment, I'm leaving a comment. I enjoy your blog and store!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Congrats to you! :)

calicodaisy said...

A choose-your-own fabric prize is always a good giveaway! I've enjoyed keeping up with your blog since we were in the first embroidered button swap.
-- Michele

Melinda said...

I love the scrappy version even more than the green/red version. I am going to make the scrappy one!

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! Love that scrappy version and the bright, bold colors!

Judy said...

Count me in the drawing!! I LOVE the scrappy look too...I could see this with all kaffe fabrics too!

Christine said...

Congratulations on 400 posts. That's a real achievement. I love the scrappy BOM. Very tempted to give it a go.
Christine

Gayle said...

What a huge milestone! I hope you'll post at LEAST another 402 times! Please enter me in the drawing.

Carrie said...

Congrats on 402! That's great. Keep up the good work.

Alisa said...

I like your scrappy version of Geese in the Forest. You have a wonderful blog. I like visiting.

maggie fellow said...

Congratulations! Please enter my name as well - thanks for sharing
maggie

www.stampingwithmaggie.com

Candace said...

Hi Anina, I came over from Quilting with Ragdolls - congratulations on 402!!! I just began last Sept and am coming up on 100 posts - I just love our community of bloggers! Thanks for the giveaway and the free BOM - fantastic!
Cheers!

Bloom said...

Congratulations Anina on your blogiversary. You are an absolute inspiration. I have no idea how you manage to fit everything you do into your life, but I'm glad you do & that your generous heart shares it with us! Best wishes, Ros.

~D Spack~ said...

Ok do you want any info from us to enter...like where we're from(Idaho) and what we like? (chocolate) too much information?? ok how about thanks for your blog and I wanna win some of you fab.!?

Harris Family said...

Happy 2 years! I love your blog, Allison cluckclucksew@gmail.com

Holly said...

Oohhhhh, you have such nice fabric!!!! Pick me!!!
Holly

Sandra said...

Congrats on # 402.I love the scrappy bright "Geese in the Forrest." It is more my style.

Kim West said...

congrats on post #402... And thaks for the "geese in the forest" BOM. I think I really like it in the scrappy version - that way I don't have to buy more fabric!!!

Jen said...

Congrats on your blog! I'm looking forward to the BOM.

Kirsten said...

I just found your blog recently, but I really like your work!

Sara said...

Congratulations on hitting the 2 year mark! Please consider me in your giveaway!
P.S. If I was not so scared of triangles I'd give the Geese in the Forest a try - I love the pattern and the pics of completed ones I have seen.

Cheryl said...

I would love to see that made into a quilt. Congrats on your anniversary!

Kerry said...

congratulations! Wow! so many posts! please put me in your prize draw!

Emily said...

402 is quite the accomplishment! I'm new to quilting and have loved reading your posts. Thanks!

Vicki said...

Congrats on 402! I just found your blog yesterday and it's great!

Anonymous said...

Happy 402nd Blogday! Love the Geese in all the colours. Thanks for your generous giveaway offer.
Amanda

Becky W. said...

I love visiting your blog and I really love the scrappy Geese in the Forest. Pick Me!!!

Janice said...

402!!! My goodness, I don't think I'll ever get that many. I love reading your blog.

Kath said...

Happy Happy Blogging and congratulations on crossing over the 400th post!

Diva Quilts said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary!

I've been reading your blog for about eight months now and never comment - I never comment on any of the blogs I read, but I couldn't resist a chance to win some of that beautiful fabric.

Either way, your blog is gift enough. Thanks for writing it - it gives me a lot of joy and inspriration.

Dana said...

Love the scrappy look!

Way to go with the 400+! And many more!

Erin said...

402! that's really impressive! I can't imagine having 402 posts worth of anything to say, let alone 402 AWESOME posts full of great ideas. way to go!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I thought I knew what color I would use for my Geese in the Forest, but with your new picture today...I'm torn...or should I make two? Such dilemmas!

Nice give away and nice sale.

Cheryl A said...

You are very generous! Off to check out the store again.

Andi said...

Count me in.
Fingers crossed!!!
Andi :-)

Casey said...

great giveaway!!

Sue M in Seattle said...

Thank you for the inspiration. I check your blog almost every day to see what amazing items you're creating. And thanks to you - I got busy and made three tablerunners for Christmas gifts! On time, too!! :)
Sue in Seattle

Holee said...

I have a hard time with points but I've been using my scraps to make Geese in the forest. The more I make the better they are getting.

Congrats on the 402! Thanks for this great offer!

smileykylie said...

Anina, congrats on 402! that's great! throw my name in the giveaway please. :)Kylie

greetingarts said...

Congratulations on the blogging milestone, I'm so glad you're part of the community. Have been meaning to thank you for your great Geese pattern, you're a whiz with EQ (I'm in serious need of a tutor). Off to browse in your store!

highwaycottage said...

Wow, 402 that's awesome. I love your blog :-)

I'd love to make a geese quilt with bright colours like that. I love brights.

Lindsey said...

Great Blogging...congrats! I'm so enjoying my Rainbow Jane...very professional the way you've decided to market it. Now...I"ll go shop!

amanda said...

congrats on the 402! and thanks for the 30% too!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Congratulaions on the 402!! Her's to many more inspiring posts. Love the Geese in the Forest!

Katie R said...

WOW! Congratulations!! Thanks for sharing all your creativity!

Linda T said...

Happy Blogaversary to you! I really enjoy your work and find it inspiring. Keep it up - and count me in!

Ltenhage@gmail.com

jacquie said...

402...what a lovely number! congrats. so glad we connected in this big bloggy world! i'm off to see what fabric i might need!

Shelli said...

LOVE the colorful geese pattern - "in my copious free time..." ;)

Natasha said...

Happy 402! I love the flying geese. I am definitely on board for the BOM.

mariarrosa said...

Congratulations! Thank you for your blog.

erica e said...

happy 402nd blog post! i love the geese in the forest quilt, btw!

Leslie said...

congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

402. Love to read your blog. Your DJ is so yummy. I am going to make the Geese in the Forest and starting on this Freezer paper piecing idea. Thank you. Jan

wyndesnow said...

Congratulations! An awesome accomplishment!!! It's been great seeing all you have come up with! Can't wait to see more!!

martameiga said...

Hoi Anina!
Congrats for the 402+ posts and the more to come!! I would love to enter in the draw...
Also I am considering to join you with the Geese in the Forest BOM, it is such a nice design... only problem is that I feel it is more a quilt to be done by machine and I am not good at it... anyway, I will link it in my blog, maybe some more people will join you.

Love

marta

Jeannine said...

Congrats on 400+ posts!

Robin C said...

hi there,
just found your blog after a friend told me about the tree bom. Very interesting.

I'll be back again to see the progress. Might have to try one.

congrats on 400+ posts

Sam Dang said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love your blog.

Congrats!

Poerava said...

Happy Blogaversary!

I like the scrappy version but I am thinking of making mine a combination of browns and blues as a wedding present for my brother.

Andrea said...

Wow thanks! I definitely will enter and take my chances.

Heather said...

Wow! 400+ posts! Congrats! I love your work

Tarmy said...

Wow! over 400 posts.
You've got some beautiful quilts on here!

Sarah M said...

Congratulations! What an achievement. I love the scrappy Geese quilt! I can't wait to get started on my version.

Sarah said...

how generous! i would love to win!

Robyn said...

This looks like a scary undertaking for someone of my limited skill - maybe someday! It is definitely gorgeous!

gail said...

I'm loving the green and red version although I'll have to play with my colored pencils. I see this done with Kona solids. Thanks so much for the great BOM. Regards..Gail in Washington state

Karen said...

Happy Happy Anniversary to you, I just love visiting and can't wait to start Geese in the Forest... the coloured version is certainly got the wow factor as in making it look totally different. Now which way do I go.

Karen said...

Happy Blogaversary!!!

Trisha said...

Congrats on 2 years of blogging! 402 is a lot of posts for two years. I have loved every one of your posts since I came on the scene.

Susan K said...

Anina,
WOW - 402 posts - that's amazing - love your ideas and inspirations - thanks for being so generous - Susan

Darci said...

Congrats! That is so awesome that you have done that many posts, when I hit 200 I felt a huge accomplishment. I would love to win some of your gorgeous fabrics.

ps I am hosting a FQ swap do you want in???

lej619 said...

omg !! you have gotten soooo many respondes!!
I would like to say that i love the geese in the forest in the brights!!!
ithought i loved it in the greens but now------ wow i am really thinking i might have to find a line of colores like these!!
thanks!

sheri said...

Congratulations on the anniversary. I love the scrappy geese.

Martina said...

Congratulations. I really love your blog and the geese blocks. Thanks a lot for this BOM.
Love Martina

Sarah A said...

Congrats on number 402!! Looking forward to working with you this year in Sew Connected 3 :)

Anonymous said...

Had to go to your shop & buy some - just in case I'm not lucky enough to win!
Chris x

FeatherBunkle said...

Congrats on two whole years!! I'm such a lurker but I LOVE your blog!!

ranette said...

Love your blog...so bright and cheerful! The Geese in the Forest scrappy is beautiful! Congrats on 402 posts.

Nichole said...

Congratulations on your blogging milestone! Love your blog and your quilts. Thanks for the inspiration.

Carrie P. said...

Happy Anniversary!! That is a lot of entries.

audreypawdrey said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I am going to make mine scrappy and hopefully use up some of my scraps!

Taryn said...

Oh my!! I love the geese in the forest in these colors too!! I'm not sure which I like better now. lol

Jennifer said...

Sign me up! Congrats on your blogging success! :)

Betty K said...

I, too, love the scrappy look, but I think I'll start it in the greens. I downloaded the first block, and am ready to begin! Just found your site today, love it.

Jennifer said...

sign me up!

btw, i'm taking a paper piecing class this saturday. hopefully i will finally figure out this mystery.

linny said...

Just found your blog today. Foundation piecing is my passion. Thanks for 'Geese in the Forest

Solidia said...

Happy 402nd post! I am really looking forward to getting to know you through your blog and Sew Connected 3. And thank you for the BOM. This is going to be a lot of fun!!

janie said...

Yours is the FIRST blog i check EVERYDAY. LOVE IT ! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!

LeeAnn said...

I can't believe you have 402 posts! I read every single one! Thanks for being a continual supply of inspiration. :)

C said...

I have been wondering what that quilt would look like scrappy! very nice.

Abby said...

Love the blog! Those socks a couple of posts ago make me want to start knitting - they are beautiful.

Bronwyn said...

A big congrats on 402 posts! Thanks for being so generous with your giveaway - your fabrics are lovely. What a different look is the multi-goosed forest?

Laura Jane said...

Love the scrappy GITF

Congratulations on the 402! and for the gorgeous blog in general

Happy Days!

nanann said...

Thanks for offering such a great giveaway! I just found you recently and am enjoying your blog.

amandajean said...

congrats on your 2 years of blogging and 402 posts! i'm way behind on blog reading, as you can tell!!!

Chara Michele said...

Anina, I just wanted to say congrats on 2 years of blogging & 402 posts! I am a bit behind on blog reading too (although I am glad to see I am not the only one Amandajean :).
So glad you started blogging! It has been wonderful to get to know you on your blog & have the opportunity to meet you in real life too :)

everythingquilts said...

Congrats!! I love the scrappy GITF. I think I'll go scrappy with mine :)