Saturday, February 21, 2015


One year ago today, my blog started with a hastily put together post late at night so I could participate in The Library Project hosted by Adrienne over at Chezzetcook Modern Quilts.  It's amazing what one will do for the chance to win a prize.

Huge thanks to my friend Jenn over at A Quarter Inch from the Edge for her encouragement to start this blog and for all her support and advice over the past year.  Also thanks to Linda aka Scrapmaster and to M-R over at Quilt Matters for their tips and suggestions on how to improve the layout of my blog.  It's great to have friends near and far willing to share their knowledge and expertise.

So what's one to do for an presents of course!!  So I treated myself to new some Kona.  I won a Gee's Bend pattern from Debby Kratovil Quilts, and she allowed me to choose from her eight patterns.   I choose Medallion Variation:

Medallion Variation by Debby Kratovil

So off to my LQS last night.  One my bee mates works at my LQS, and she did an awesome job putting together this collection of delicious Kona.  Thanks N!!!

Poppy - Black - Corn Yellow - Jamaica - Turquoise- Purple - Yarrow - Grass Green - Pomegranate

Since it would be awkward to ask all of you to buy me a present for my anniversary, I've decided to give away a present instead.  Comment on this post (by Saturday, February 28) for a chance to win a little something from me.  Anniversaries and birthdays are a time to reflect.  What are you grateful for, or what makes you happy?

I'm grateful for all my quilting and blog friends.  It's been a great year!  Now on to year two.


  1. The colors for your quilt are fantastic Anja! You're going to have a stunning art quilt when you are through!
    Happy one year anniversary - a real milepost to be proud of! I think it is funny how you started. It is wonderful the friends you meet in blogland! Before I began blogging I thought of it as a solitary venture, but it most certainly is not. :)

  2. Congratulations on your Blogversary!! It has been great following along on your quilty adventures here. And I love that pattern you picked. Cannot wait to see it come to life

  3. Colour, bright and vibrant makes me happy so I love the pattern you've chosen - it will be gorgeous! Congrats on your Blogiversary!

  4. Congrats on your blogiversary, Anja! Thank goodness you didn't decide to give it all up when The Library Project ended! :) I too am grateful for my friends, quilty and otherwise.

  5. Love the pattern you chose! Happy blogoversary, Anja! As for what I'm grateful for, definitely family. Just so happens they inspire a lot of what I sew, too!

  6. Happy Blogoversary, Quilting makes me happy, ok anything with fabric makes me happy.

  7. OMG! I missed your blog anniversary! Belated Congratulations! I can't believe I missed this post. You have done such an amazing job Anja. Your quilts are fantabulous and your blog looks like you have been blogging for years and years! The Gee's Bend pattern is awesome! Can't wait to see this one.


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