Monday, July 4, 2011

4 Year Blogiversary............

I had to go back and check my archives; has it really been 4 years?  Yes it has, and I've loved every minute of it!  I hope you have too.


The 2 blocks above are the leftovers.  I finally made my decision.

I will have 2 quilts.  At this time I'll call them my winter quilt on the left and summer quilt on the right.  Both fabrics were favorites for the corner blocks and I couldn't just use one.  They give 2 totally different looks.  The one on the left will finish at 48" x 63" and the one on the right 33" x 48".  I'm thinking about a strip pieced border on the smaller one, with the stripes parallel to the edges to echo the rings in the blocks.

As for the leftover blocks, the one on the right will be a pocket on a tote bag.  I don't know what I'll do with the other one.  Maybe it will go into a quilt with all of the other leftover blocks that I have.  Thanks for playing along with me. Once again I think you can see there are many ways a quilt can be designed, so don't settle for one you don't like when it just takes a little time and patience to find a finish that you like.

Happy 4th of July to my American readers!!!

42 comments:

CharlotteP said...

Great choices, Wanda...I really LOVE the one on the right!

Debbie said...

Happy 4th, Wanda! Both of them! This is a great design and you have provided lots of fun for us watching it evolve. Just one thing, and I hope you don't mind my butting in. In the 3 x 4 quilt, I think the 2nd one down in the left column should be switched for a new block. And, not one of the extras. To my eyes, it doesn't really fit.

Julie Bagamary said...

They are both striking Wanda. Amazing how a sashing can change things.

Jeanie said...

Happy 4th of July and Happy 4th Blogiversary! I enjoy your blog and knowing that there will be some sort of a post every morning for me to enjoy. Thanks for your efforts and your great eye for color!

Sheila said...

Congratulations! 4 year blogging! I have read your blog faithfully for the last year. I didn't know about blogspot and quilting blogs before then. My loss.
And Happy 4th of July.
I have learned so much from you, Wanda. Please blog on and on ...
Love both your quilts :D
Sheila

Impera_Magna said...

Happy blog-iversary and thank you for all your wonderful posts! This is one of my very favorite blogs... so inspiring!

María Cristina said...

Admirable su trabajo!!!
Muy creativo e inspirador...gracias!
Feliz aniversario de su blog!

Chris said...

Happy Anniversary Wanda! I start every day checking to see what wonderful quilt projects you're working on, or to see the progress in your garden. Thanks for sharing with all of us! and Happy 4th, too!

Mary said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary. I follow you daily and have really enjoyed delving into your archives. Thanks for being so generous in sharing your talents online.

NeverBored said...

Happy Blogiversary! Count me in with the rest who make it a daily habit to read your blog every morning. I truly enjoy your gardening and wildlife photos and comments, and your quilts! Oh my yes! Love the quilts. You inspire me to get more adventurous with color and I love following along with your design process.
I don't settle for a finish I don't like--that's why I've got so many UFO's! I'm still waiting for the right finish! Quilting has taught me to be patient.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Happy Blogiversary Wanda!

*karendianne. said...

Well I'll be! Happy Blogiversary. You sure have become a great place to visit and learn and look at beauty and color - that's for darn sure. ;)

Gene Black said...

Congrats on your FOUR years of blogging. Isn't it amazing how the time flies. Your post inspired me to check my blog for "how long" Goodness me!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary. Just wanted to thank you for bringing so much color into my life.
cindy

Cheryl Arkison said...

Happy Anniversary! I'd love to see what you do with the leftovers/kitchen sink quilt concept...

Michelle said...

Hi Wanda, Happy Blog Anniversary, and Happy 4th of July. Love the quilts. Enjoy your blog very much, we share a love of kaffe fabrics. Keep up the great creativity, its inspiring!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Happy Anniversary, Wanda! I have learned to much from you and look forward to your post every day! Thank you!

Donna~~ said...

Congratulations on your 4 years--that's a great achievement! I like your fabrics choices (both). You've taught us all a new method of decisions: divide & conquer! :)
Thanks for sharing your decision process!

Lucette said...

I like them both. 4 years is quite an achievement and I am so amazed with your creativity. Enjoy your holiday.

hetty said...

Happy 4th Blogiversary and also Happy Independence Day! You have inspired me and I love going to your blog each morning for my colour fix. Both quilts look fantastic, by the way!

Terri Stegmiller said...

Happy Anniversary!!! The quilt design shown here is a fun one!

capitolaquilter said...

Great advise. Happy blogiversary - it's been a joy to read and see your posts.

Maria said...

Congratulations on your 4 years of blogging. Love to read your posts and look forward to reading them for at least another 4 years.

Jean said...

Happy Blogiversary! Good save on that decision making! Happy 4th!

Lois Arnold said...

Happy 4th of July and Happy 4th Blogiversary. I'm still in my first year and have been reading yours a bit longer than that. Thanks for the inspiration!

Stray Stitches said...

Happy blogiversary!!! I really like the two quilts. Happy 4th of July to you, too :)

Leslie said...

Happy 4th of July to you, too, Wanda, and to your dad! I enjoyed watching the play of sashing and corner ideas. Have fun finishing these. :-)

Wendy said...

Beautiful! Another great two great quilts from you.....Happy 4th yr and Happy 4th of July!

Purple Pam said...

Happy 4th of July. Wow! Four years. I have enjoyed your blog so much during that time. Thank you for all your wonderful instruction and beautiful pictures. I am always happy to see all the pictures of your garden as well as your quilts. I like the way you take us through your process of designing. Thanks for being such a prolific blogger.

LC said...

Congratulations on another milestone. I read every day and have enjoyed every post!

Connie said...

Always love your blog Wanda, happy 4th anniversary and of July! Maybe use the extra block for a journal cover.

Terri said...

Happy Blogoversary and Happy 4th of July, too. I have enjoyed your blog for over a year now... love your squirrels, birds, gardens and QUILTS! There's always something inspiring going one here on EC! Thank You Wanda!

Marcia W. said...

Both of these look wonderful. I did a double take between one of your Kaffe fabric photos and your flower photos - they look so similar in colors. Think you made a great decision on what to do.

Stephanie said...

Happy blogiversary! Both quilts will be stunning. (It's hard to resist that "persimmon" print, in any colorway.)

Marcia W. said...

Forgot to say congratulations on your blogiversary.

Lynne said...

Happy blogiversary - I like that, giving yourself two quilts to clebrate!

Laura said...

Happy Blogiversary! Your blog is always one of my favorite places to visit.

quiltmom said...

Congratulations on your fourth anniversary Wanda- You write such a wonderful blog- I love reading about your pieces and seeing all your gorgeous fabrics and quilts.
Thanks for sharing your talents. May we long continue to have the pleasure of reading about you and your quilting experiences.
Regards,
Anna

Julia said...

Four years! Fantastic and congratulations! Your quilts are perfect as usual. I like the extra block as a pocket on a tote!!!

Pat said...

Congrats on the 4 years of blogging. I am one of your newbie followers and I love your blogs. I like both of your quilts and hope you find use for the one left-over. I have a couple extra squares laying around and keep saying that I am going to make a potholder or use it on a journal but they just keep staring at me. Some day the right idea will come along. I enjoyed the 4th being alone and at night can watch fireworks out of my kitchen window.

Sharon M said...

Good for you. You went with your two favorites. Both look great.

Chris Daly said...

Happy 4th and 4th Wanda!