Saturday, March 12, 2016

5 years of Blogging - today is my actual blog birthday!



So, I've been here blogging for 5 years today March 12 - it is hard to believe. You can read my first blog post ever - please allow me to introduce myself - here. No one commented on the cheeky reference to this either, but back then I had only a handful of internet friends. I started blogging because I had joined Lynne from Lily's Quilt's Quilt Along and that whole group encouraged a lot of people to start blogging, including me.

Since then, it has been a great journey. This blog has connected me to a community of quilters, many of whom have become my friends - online friends and in person friends. Those connections have encouraged me to create, show my quilts, attend quilting events all over the world, and to share what I have learned as I go.

Thank you to each and every one of you who read my blog for the encouragement, support, comments and community. It is much more fun for me to have this community. I will be here blogging for the future, until it no longer makes sense to me, so I hope you will continue to join me too.

I though a lot about how to write this post - and today I have decided to be brief and then if you like, you can check out my quilts by scrolling down this post  - this is just a copy from the My Quilts tab at the top of my blog. It is a photo review of where I am and where I have been creatively. I also see that I need to take some time later to add more of my earliest quilts into the group, if you want to see those you can check out my blog archive.

Before I do that, the winner of the 10 fat quarters of Carkai sponsored by the generous folks at Sew Sisters Quilt Shop is Michelle - mehmonkey on instagram. Thank you all for participating and thank you to Sew Sisters for the bundle to give away. By the way, I might have one more give away - of something made by me - to finish celebrating this blog milestone next week, we shall see.

I hope you enjoy the quilt show below.

Best,

Leanne

Quilts finished in 2016, large and small:


Spin


Twist 

Twist


Quilts finished in 2015, large and small:


paris 



Twirl


Pink


Pow

Winter


Dance


Brass Ring Pillow 



Look


Charming



Echoes

Hint



Flash

Hush


Rumble


Quilts finished in 2014, large and small:

And
 
Muse



Peace




All the Colours
Halcyon


Halcyon


Big Stitch Swap bag


Steps


Pointed


Untitled


Friends - a quilt




rebel

Pillows



Untitled


Earth, a colour study in green


Reflection


Triangle City 


Triangle City - Back 



Radiant Orchid Colour Study


Quilts finished in 2013 - click the name to go to the post about the finish:

Sunset


Sunset - back 


Cycles 2


Slab quilt for Calgary

Slab Quilt for Calgary Floods - blocks from quilters all over

Slab quilt for Calgary

Slab Quilt for Calgary Floods - blocks from quilters all over

Granny Squares - Done


Swirling Medallion


Giant Plus


The Picnic Quilt


Octagonal Orb, ready to gift


Octagonal Orb - back


Mod Pop


Scrappy Trip

Scrappy Tripalong 

2013 Mini Quilts:

Transit


Cycles


Modern Labyrinth Trivet


Owl


Trivet for FQR 2013 sample swap

Mini for FQR swap

Trivet for FQR 2013 sample swap

Mini for FQR swap

Trivet for FQR 2013 sample swap

Mini for FQR swap

A trivet


Fire


Triangles

Triangles, for a swap

Labyrinth


Pillow

X Factor Pillow Swap

Pillow Back #13

X Factor Pillow Swap back

be


modern mug rug

Modern Mug Rug

2012 Quilts:


A quilt for me - done.

Kaleidoscope Quilt

Colour +

Liberated (emergency) Baby Quilt before washing

Liberated (emergency) Baby Quilt - back

Red

Red

On the Tiles - Ta Da!

Noise

Butterflies - done

Mod Pop

Echo Stained
2012 Mini Quilts:


Shattered

Shine

atmosphere.

Twinkle

Dancing Shoo Flys

DQS 12 - option 1 - Completed!

Garden