Sunday, January 30, 2011

500th Post and counting....

Dobby - still growing!

I started to draft a wonderful post for my 500th...decided it was way too, well too! So to simplify - thanks to all of you who follow my posts; big thanks to those who leave comments; huge thanks to all of you who post on your own blogs and make this such a great quilting community to be a part of. At the risk of sounding like one of those simpering acceptance speeches I'll stop there.

I did the random generator thingy (but blog is being a pain today and not pasting the link...) anyway, the winner of the "giveaway" is Debbie at #25. She does not write a blog of her own but does follow lots of quilting blogs. I have contacted her by email. She is getting some civil war fabrics for her Brackman block of the week project....

Speaking of the Brackman Civil War block of the week I finished this week's block - forget my initial comment about these blocks being quick! Little 1-inch finished HST's...lets say lots of coffee was consumed in the constructing of this block!
These are the 4 blocks from the project plus my Mulligan block. I a still have the 7 sisters applique block in-process. All and all I feel like I am keeping up. I do want to put a bit more green in the next few blocks and perhaps a bit of yellow.This week I am going to make a dent in my Roll Roll Cotton Boll mystery quilt. I packed it up to take to retreat and have yet to unpack it and work on it at home again. I also want to get binding on one of the 5 (yes, five!) quilts that just need binding to be really and truly finished! A finish would feel good right about now, no?!

27 comments:

Loris said...

Congrats on 500 posts! I love reading them and seeing what you are working on. Love the civil war blocks and your RRCB!

Impera_Magna said...

Congratulations on your 500th post! What a milestone that is...

Love your Kansas Troubles block... very nice indeed!

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh, that Dobby is going to look pretty exotic once grown! Congratulations on your 500th! Oh! Your Roll Roll Cotton Boll block is so pretty.

Tammy said...

Congratulations on 500 posts - and may I just say that I love your blog and always find it so interesting!! Your new kitty is so adorable too.
Where can one find or buy the roll roll cotton boll pattern - it's such a lovely quilt I would like to make it as well.

julieQ said...

I love your blocks!! Congratulations on 500 posts...wow!

Clare said...

Do I see Dobbie on a red and white quilt or am I imaginging things.

Mimi has discovered that if she lies in a dark corner, or sits on something black, like the Netbook cover, she can't be seen! She wants out!

r.kildal said...

congrats on your 500th post. Am loving how your rrcb is turning out. Love your blog and new kitty. roseann (no blog)

Mary said...

Congratulations on reaching 500 posts! I'm afraid to look at how many I have- too many I'm sure!

Finishes are always nice. I still have a few here from my quilting/binding marathon this month that i'll be working on binding in February. It would be ice to have them all done by the end of the month.

Sharon said...

Congrats on 500 posts! Wow, that's quite an achievement.

Dobby is just darling, especailly on that wonderful quilt. He looks a lot like my Shade kitty. And he looks to be growing fast.

Karin said...

Luv your RRCB block. It is such a fun quilt. I say that now that my top is finished. Just need to make a backing.
Congrats on #500

debbie said...

Oh My Gosh! I can't believe I was chosen! Thanks so much for the give away and I'm just squirming to see those fabrics, like a kid in a candy store! I just sent an email with my snail mail.

I hope you always find time to post what you are doing in the quilting world and the rest of your life. Your RRCB is going to be lovely. That little Dobby just makes me giggle. He looks so oinery!
Thanks again :o)

Elaine Adair said...

What a great bunch of blocks, and a cat! 8-)) I passed by 500th also a while ago, but never did a THING to celebrate - just too busy with other things to even concentrate on it.

Happy Blogaversary! 8-)) I love checking in to see what you're up to.

Tazzie said...

Congratulations on your 500th post, I've so enjoyed reading your adventures in life and quilting.
Your Kansas Troubles block is just lovely and goes wonderfully with the others.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Katie said...

Congratulations on 500! I'm looking forward to seeing your RRCB. :-)

Marj said...

Kitties grow and change so fast, Dobby is so cute. Congratulations on 500+ posts, quite a milestone. Love your civil war blocks.

Scrappy quilter said...

Congrats on 500 posts. Love the look of your blocks. I haven't even started mine yet. And congrats to the winner too!!

Kathie said...

well finishing 5 quilts will be wonderful
have fun binding this week!
Kathie

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Congrats to you for making it to 500 and congrats to Debbie for winning your giveaway.

*karendianne. said...

Whew, you're doing great keeping up with this amazing blocks. It's fun to see them. Your KT is gorgeous. I think have Dobby as the first picture is perfect for your 500th post, too!!! :) Congrats, friend.

dianne said...

i love Dobby - he is so doggone cute ... i think he is finally growing into his ears (something his namesake never did!)

Teresa said...

Happy 500th!! Your Civil War blocks llok so nice!! Well done on being so caught up!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Janet said...

500 posts - WOW! I love your civil war blocks together - it looks great so far.

cockermom said...

Congrats on the 500 posts and congrats to the winner! What a nice gift! Love reading Scraps and Threadtales.

Sue said...

Congratulations on your 500th post.
The civil war blocks are looking gooooood.

Quilt Azubi said...

Hi Yankee Quilter :)
thanks for visiting my blog !! :)
yes, many things have changed in Berlin. The city is becoming more popular in Europe and many young people and artists move here. only the weather is still shabby .. ;)

your CW blocks looks great !!
I'm still waiting on my inch ruler and a good sewing machine.
Then it'll hopefully go with me. ;)

Can you even a little German?
Deine Katzen sind herzallerliebst !!

liebe gruesse ;D

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks like you're working on some of the same things as Lynda (http://lyndahill.blogspot.com/) I must admit after seeing her Roll Roll Cotton in person and and yours here on your blog I'm tempted to make one myself!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Happy 500! I just read about your talk on your other blog. Wish I could live closer!