Monday, November 9, 2009

100!

CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!
Today is my 100th post! I've been so excited for this day to come because I've visited so many other blogs and watched them celebrate their milestones and now it's time for me to do the same!
The best part is- not only and I celebrating 100 posts on my blog, but I'm celebrating being PUBLISHED!!!!
That's right folks, yours truly will be featured among 99 other amazing designers in...

I could hardly believe it! When the mag. showed up in the mail I immediately flipped to the back to check the index and find my page (47). This is what I found...

My picture quality isn't fantastic- but that's what happens when you take a picture of a magazine page with your camera. That's me on the right- Block #72 Chain Link!

Not only am I in the magazine but I also get to participate in the 100 Blocks Blog Tour daily Nov. 9-13 at quiltmaker.com/quiltypleasures for inspiration, ideas and giveaways galore!

Look for 100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designers in your local quilt shop around Nov. 17th, or purchase it at quiltmaker.com/100blocks.”

Seriously, this magazine is ONE TO HAVE! There are TONS of awesome blocks in there- in fact, there's 100!

But I have to say, mine is really the best. And here's why...

(please excuse the pic- I was frantically trying to finish and ran out of time!)

When you make the block as I designed in the magazine, and add sashing and corner blocks, you get the REAL effect of the block and 'chain link' in 2 different colors!

In honor of this AWESOME event I am offering a GIVEAWAY!!!

Leave me a comment and you'll be entered into the drawing to win a FREE issue of 'Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks by today's top designers'!

...but that's not all...

In honor of my 100th post I am also giving away not 1, not 2, but 3- fat quarter bundles! That's right all you "I never win anything" people- now you have 3 chances to win. Each FQ bundle has 8 coordinating prints. Along with the bundles I will include 2 fantastic COL patterns!

So, are you excited!?

Here's the break down:

First place (the random number generated first) gets: the magazine, the FQ bundle, and 2 COL patterns.

Second & third place get: a FQ bundle and 2 COL patterns.

More? You want more? Okay- visit quiltmaker.com/quiltypleasures and follow the links to all the other designers and their blogs and enter to win in their contests too!

So what are you waiting for? Start entering in all those contests and you're bound to win something. Then run out to your local shop and pick up a copy of Quiltmaker's '100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designers'!

104 comments:

Melinda Cornish said...

this is my first time to your blog...congratulations on your 100th post and being published...good for you!!! please include me in your drawing! Melinda

arlette said...

Congrats in both of your celebrations!!!!, please count me in your giveaway, I'd like to win the goodies, because we don't get where I live quilting books of beautiful fabrics as the ones you have..., hope Mr. Random pick me, I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed for real :D

Codi said...

Congrats on your 100th post!! I have loved all your quilts, I ordered two patterns and I can't wait to get started. We just finished up a bathroom remodel, otherwise, I would have at least started on it! Congrats on the magazine too, that is always exciting!!

CJ said...

Congratulations on reaching 100 posts AND being published! How exciting.

Barb said...

Wow...Congrats on being published.....and I would love an issue of that magazine.

I am giving a Ginger jar quilt away on my blog, come on over and take a look!!

JudiH said...

congratulations on your 100th post. What a milestone and to be published at the same time - great! Please include me in your draw Judi

Debbie said...

How exciting. I just started my blog a couple months ago so I have a long way to catch up.Being published is wonderful too. I'm sure you'll have more to publish in the future. Good luck.

Karen said...

Big congrats on getting published...how exciting!!

Fiesta said...

Please include me in your giveaway

Sue said...

OK I started my blog last Saturday, this is my first time here so congratulations on 100 posts and being published.
SO many giveaways what fun

Stacey said...

congrats on 100 posts!! and congrats on getting published!! I am so trying for that. thanks for the chance!!
luv2knitnsew@gmail.com
stacey

Anne D said...

Congrats, I cant wait for teh magazine to come out. You are right - your block looks great as a quilt. Thanks for the giveaway

Sipiweske Quilts said...

How exciting to have a block in the magazine! Congrats on your 100th post - we're looking forward to the next 100. - Marlene

mjl7266 said...

Congrats on your 100th post and being published. How exciting. Hope I win something!

jlk said...

That book looks like a fabulous resource, and a must-have for any quilting library. I love your block!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Great block! That's a really nice effect when the blocks are put together!

J said...

I can feel your excitement at being published! How wonderful
Joan C

judywentz said...

It's obvious you are excited about this contest and the magazine. Congratulations on your 100th post.

LIN said...

Interesting block - this is a fun blog party

Tam said...

Congratulations on your 100th post and being included in the magazine!!

Jeanne said...

congratulation on your 100th post! Your block is awesome! I hope I win, I've never won a blog giveaway.

Melinda said...

I would love to win!

Shells said...

Congratulations on being published! How exciting.

Mandy said...

Congrats on #100!!!! I'm so excited for you... and well I'd be excited too if I won your giveaway lol!

foodmathquilts said...

Good job on the publication! I don't think I've seen this magazine before (in Canada) but I'd love to win a copy.

Sarah

SarahVee said...

Congrats on being in the magazine and 100 posts! Lucky for us, eh! Well, we'll see:) Thanks for your generosity and great block to play with.

Susan said...

Great block and quilt! I can't wait to get my own copy of this magazine so I can start making all these great new quilt designs!

Shannon said...

Happy Anniversary and congrats on the magazine. Thanks for bringing it in to show me at the shop. I love your quilt by the way. Is it your brown and aqua one? It's adorable as always. What's in the works this week. Stop in and see me today or tomorrow. Not there on Thursday.

Claudia said...

GREAT BLOCK LOVE THE LOOK IN THE WHOLE QUILT

Dj said...

I love how this block looks put together, great job! Thanks for the chance to win.

Deb said...

Congratulations on your 100th post and mega congratulations on being published!! I would love to be included in your giveaway..I read you on bloglines and enjoy your blog!

Michele said...

Woo hoo! You are famous! But we already knew that!

hammomw said...

Wow! You are right. Adding the sashing & corner stones really makes the block "pop". Thanks for sharing your block design & blog. I'm building up quite the list of quilting blogs this way.

Wendy in mid-Michigan

Nancy said...

Congrats on your success! Love your block too!

RazakFamily said...

Congrats on your 100th post! What an amazing milestone, and to be published at the same time :)
I would just LOVE to get this magazine...hope I"m your winner :)

Laurie said...

This has been a great opportunity to visit new blogs and see such great new blocks. How cool is yours once it is all set and done! Great job and congrats on getting published :)
laurie

Brenda said...

I would love to win in honor of your 100th post. Congrats!

lisa said...

congrats on you 100th post! blogging is great isn't it? And you are so kind to offer so many chances to win! So nice! I do lik yoru block and, minus that little curve scares me, think I might have to give it a shot! I like that look all together!

Nicole said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Keep up the great blogging and amazing patterns. :)

Robyn *Ü* said...

what great giveaways! Thanks.

WoolenSails said...

Double congratulations on your blog posts and being in the magazine. I love how your block comes together in the finished piece. I am a newbie, so I can't always see how a block works, it is nice to see it all finished like that.

Debbie

Luv 2 Kreate said...

Congratulations on both accomplishments!

Annette said...

Congratulations! What a great resource to be included in. Your block is such a fun design.

Yardbird said...

Congratulations on your 100th post, and how exciting to be published! This is a very interesting block.

Sherri said...

How fun that it worked out this way...your 100th post and the 100 block book reveal on the same day! What fun this is seeing the book and the blocks all over blogland!

...so we added chickens said...

congratulations on 100 posts, on a magazine entry - and on a really intriguing quilt!

Nancy said...

Oh my gosh,,,,where do I start?
I love the name of your blog...sounds like you are so much fun!!! Congratulations on your 100th blog and your 100 Blocks pattern...how exciting for you!! I can hear your enthusiasm as I read your blog. That is a great block, and doing the whole quilt really makes me appreciate it even more.
Take Care!

Carol in Rock Hill, SC said...

Wow! Timing couldn't be better - 100th post and a part of 100 blocks. Congratulations!

Loy said...

Love the strong graphic quality to your block and quilt. Would be a great pattern for a guy's quilt, and they are hard to come by. First time visitor (love that these blog hops lead to great new blocks), but I will be reading all 100 posts, and will be visiting again.

amber said...

congrats on 100 and being published!! thanks for the chance at a great giveaway!!!

Cory said...

Congratulations on both being published and your 100th post. Both are exciting events. I would love to win one of these prizes. Thank you for sharing with us. Take care and God bless, Cory

Heather said...

Sounds like an amazing giveaway and congrats on 100 posts!!! YEAH!

Kati said...

Congrats! I'd love these prizes. Your patterns are great. I am in the process of sewing Holiday Lineup and love it. I can't wait to finish.

QuiltSue said...

I've got my fingers well and truly crossed!

LyndaG said...

Great block... congratulations on your 100th post.

Evelyn said...

Congrats on 100, and congrats on being published! I'd love to win that book - I just started quilting last year, and I've not really tried any complicated blocks yet. This would be a nice way to learn!

Moose on the Porch Quilts said...

Congrats on being published! Super cool! Couldn't be happier for you.

dianne said...

ooo ... i DO like chain link!


the good old random number generator has been neglecting me lately - maybe i WILL get lucky, eh?

Cara said...

I love your block, especially in the finished quilt, it's be great for a guy, I'm always on the look out for good guy pattern.
Congrats on 100 posts, that takes a lot of work.

5acre Designs said...

First, congratulations on being in the top 100. How exciting. Also, congrats on your 100th post. Hope I win!

Jane said...

I'm so happy for this contest because I found your blog!! I put it in my favorites!! Congrats on your 100th post and I hope I am lucky and you pick my number....I LOVE your stuff!!!!

Amanda said...

Congrats, congrats! You have always been so creative... one of these days I'm going to make a bundle on my original picture in my yearbook! :)

TJ said...

Congratulations on being published and your 100th post!

Di said...

Luv your block and congrats on all your "100" accomplishments!
Di

Vivian said...

Great way to celebrate your blogiversary!

Great block too...hmmm, I have some fabric that I think would be perfect for that design. When I saw it on the Quiltmaker blog it wasn't clear how it tesselated but as you mentioned on your post you need the sashing between blocks to make it work. Got it!

And to finish up -- a great giveaway. Doesn't get better than that!

ellsworth family said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting for you!!!

KatyK said...

100th post and being published in the best 100 block book - how wonderful. Congratulations = glad to have found your blog

craft-crazed said...

Congrats!!! thats so exciting!!! 100 times 2!!! and please enter me in your giveaway :)

~candace

Steve, ToVah, Avery, and Z said...

That is awesome that you have been published, what an accomplishment. Congratulations.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations on your 100th post and also being published!! That is so wonderful!

María Isabel said...

Congratulations, thanks you for the giveaway.
javasa4@hotmail.com

nrnoodle said...

What a great block you made. I love the secondary pattern. I hope to win a copy of the magazine.

Pat said...

Congratulations and best wishes on future endeavours.

Stitchers said...

Comment, Comment, what fun this is and 99 more to go.

Quilt Hollow said...

So much to celebrate here! I'm glad I stopped in for a visit and did not miss out! Congrats!!! I can't wait to see the magazine win or lose.

billiemick said...

Already lots of giveaways! How fun.

Glad you block got published.

Billie K
bigmick@austin.rr.com

Becky said...

What a wonderful day for you! 100 posts and inclusion in the 100 Blocks magazine. Love your block! It makes a stunning quilt. Yes, please include me in your give-away. I love give-aways. Again, Congratulation!!!!!

susan said...

Congratulations X 2 - your 100th post and being part of such an awesome book. I'll definitely be adding this to my collection. It's nice to see what your block will look like in a quilt.
Susan G

SheilaC said...

Congrats on being published AND on your 100th post! How wonderful that they both happened on the same day!

Thank you for a great give away!

Sheila


shecarita(at)yahoo(dot)com

SewLindAnn said...

I love that block. It's so neat how it's silhouetted in the quilt. It's fresh, modern and abstract (to me anyway). Congrats on the publication, I really can't wait to get it. Great to meet and greet in blogland!!

Michael and Tiffany Harper said...

Happy 100! How exciting!

PatchworkRose said...

Congratulations just love your block and for your 100th post :-)
The Quilt looks just great
Cheers
Lynne

Nanabarb said...

Congrats!! 100 posts from one of the best (he he). Chain Link is a great pattern for guys. It's often difficult to find something that will work for them, and this one does the job!

Amy said...

I am excited about your giveaway!!! Congrats on being one of the chosen designers. It's not a surprise to me. I love your patterns. And I love this block. I can't wait to see the magazine!

Esther L. said...

Congrats on 100 posts! That's awesome. Please sign me up for your drawing. I hope I'm lucky enough to win!

Jill said...

Congratulations and celebrate all of your achievements today!

Lynn S said...

100--in many ways! Congrats on your postings and your feature in this special publication. Your design is really fantastic!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Congrats. Your quilt is lovely! Really cool concept. Keep blogging...I love your inspiration.

Marya L said...

Congratulations! I already emailed my hubby that I want the kit to do Postage Due with Aster Manor. It's cool he can do it online. Can't wait for Christmas now.

fancystitching said...

Congrats!! How exciting to be published!! Please enter me in your drawing.
Kat

Laura said...

Congrats on your 100th blog post and being published! I would love to be entered into your gie-a-way! I love your block!
Laura T

Cindi said...

Your block is way cool! I love one block quilts. Can't wait to try it out.

Teaquilts said...

Love your block - simple to piece but a great geometric design. Great for gift giving. Congratulations on being in the issue.

cinzia said...

This blog tour is such fun. Congratulations it is a top block

Dianne said...

I'm a newcomer to your blog, but now it's in my favorites. I am excited aboutthe new 100 blocks book and can't wait to get it...or better yet, win it!

Joyzelle said...

Way to go 100th post! I love following your blog. Please include me in your drawing!

JoAnne said...

I think the name for your block "Chain Link" is perfect! I love that block!

Farscapegirl said...

Congrats on your block making the 100 blocks magazine and your 100th post very neat how that coincided :)

I really would like a chance to win a FQ bundle! So please enter me! Thanks for the additional chances!

jjs67 said...
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jjs67 said...

Great block and great quilts! Even if I don't win, I will buy the book because of the many wonderful blocks.
By the way, congratulations on your 100th post!

gill said...

hi
oooh! count me in please
gill

Jaymie said...

Congratulations on both accomplishments!

Katie B. said...

Very exciting! Thanks for the chance to win!

Blessed in PCB said...

Wow, that chain link block makes a very strikingly beautiful quilt.