My 200th blog post came and went and I didn't even notice! This is in fact my 225th. I've published 212 posts on my blog and guest posted 13! A lot of advice given to new bloggers is to be featured or write a guest post for another blog. Partly because it pushes you to create your best content and partly to talk to new readers who might not know you.
Trying to think of topics that would appeal to people who have been quilting for a while and attract beginners too, in addition to people like myself, who like to play with colour and design has been quite different. I've been thinking of them as explorations rather than articles to be written and in the exploring I have learned quite a bit.
I've learned that there are more than 10 ways to make Half Square Triangles and had great fun playing with layouts with just 16 of them! I learned the Dutch Rose/Swoon block is over 100 years old and that the Log cabin block is probably the most versatile block there is!
So to celebrate 225 posts, 22 months blogging, just under 3 years quilting and the fact that I'm still 40 not 41 for another 3 weeks, (no I'm not having an age crisis - went through that when I was 25!) I'm having a giveaway! In keeping with the love of learning and exploration theme, I am gifting a Craftsy class of your choice from Designing Modern Quilts by Weeks Ringle or Amy Gibson's Twisted Irish Chain.
I've chosen these two as Weeks Ringle's class encourages explorations in colour & composition and I really loved the lesson titled Beyond the Block. Plus my cousins in Chicago live near week's Studio and gifted me some of her fabric and Week's husband Bill wrapped it up in a fabric bag with a hand written note!
I was gobsmacked when she gave the bundle to me and so was she when I pulled two of their books from my bookshelf! Perfect present. So I am paying it forward by selecting Week's class as an option for the giveaway!
I love Amy Gibson - I learned much of what I know about quilting through her Craftsy Block of the Month class in 2012. She has a block of the Month club too called Sugar Block Club that I subscribe to and has a lovely friendly website in Sticherydickorydock.com.
So to win either of these two, please leave me a message telling me which class you would love to receive. No need to follow my blog but if you do that's great! The giveaway will stay open until midnight Irish time next Wednesday and then random number generator will pick the winner. Good luck and thanks for entering!