Friday, February 5, 2010

1 Year Blogaversary = Giveaway!

COMMENTS NOW CLOSED - THANKS!

Dear Readers,
Exactly one year ago today, I started this piddly little blog called "Sew This Is My Life." I've been sharing my quilting and sewing endeavors, fabric stash additions, ideas, thoughts, bits and pieces of every day life, one yummy pizza recipe, and lots of photos of Hazel! And more recently... a growing belly, and nursery goodies!

I've received so many wonderful emails and comments from you, encouragement, ideas, suggestions, and I've made some great friends! I don't have many local friends who are into sewing so having this online community has really been a life-changer for me! So to all 144 followers, and almost 30,000 visitors... THANK YOU! You inspire me in ways I never thought possible! Its been a great year and I look forward to more fun in the future!

NOW on to the good part ~ if you've visited my blog in the last few weeks, you'll have noticed quite a few green & gray blocks popping up... here's one such example. I had the month of January in the Sew New to Me VQB on Flickr and had my girls sew up these blocks! Well, I have an abundance of fabric left over (PLENTY to piece the back too!) so I thought "Hey, why not make up a little packet for my 1 year blogaversary!" So here it is - about .75 yards worth of green & gray goodness....


I think I've tossed in almost every print, plus the 4 solids. Everything from Hope Valley, to Full Moon PolkaDots, to Heather Bailey... Kona... and the uber-adorable Grey Elephants all the way from Japan. You could make some string blocks, a log-cabin stroller quilt, coin pouches... whatever your heart desires. Or just add to your stash if you're low on green & gray!


To enter just leave a comment with your location & all-time favorite color combination, and be sure to include an email address so I can contact you should I pull your name.

I'll start: I'm Cristin from Columbus, Ohio... and my favorite color combo is green & gray! Obviously.


Good luck! I'll leave comments open until this Sunday evening (2/7/10) and announce the winner on Monday morning! Now, off you go!



112 comments:

Crafty Maine Mom said...

I'll start. My name is Balinda from Brunswick Maine. My favorite color combination is whatever I am working on at the time. Right now it is Navy blue, white and pale yellow.

Julie said...

I'm Julie from Beverly Hills, Michigan.

It's so hard to pick an all-time favorite color combination, but I guess I would have to go with beige and chocolate brown. It sounds boring, but it's how I've outfitted most of my house... and I do love my house :)

Anne at Film and Thread said...

This is such a fantastic giveaway because the fabrics are so beautiful and I am really love the color palette. Besides the wonderful green and gray, lately I am liking white, orange, and red together. Maybe because it makes me think of summer!

Congratulations on your new baby coming soon!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Oops, forgot to leave my location - Huntsville, AL and my name is Anne.

Tabatha said...

My name is Tabatha and I'm from Athens, Georgia. I think you visit my blog from time to time, www.thesimplymade.blospot.com . My favorite color combo is basically anything with brown but I love green and brown together.

kaiolohiakids said...

Aloha! I'm Diane from Honolulu HI & believe it or not, we are having what we call a cold streak here! Yeah, yeah, I know! But mornings in the 60s feel cold! My all time favorite color combo is probably hot pink & lime green- a little girlie but girlie is good! Congrats on your blogiversity!

jmckay said...

My name is Jessica from Mobile, AL and my favorite color combo right now is red and aqua!

Ruth said...

My name is Ruth in Asheville, NC - my favorite color combination is anything that has to do with shades of green - I also like the way reds and turquoises look together. Thank you for all of your inspiration!

Anna said...

Hello - I'm Anna and live in Nebraska. Next time you're in Cleveland say hi to my sister, yeah?

My favorite of all time has to be the charcoal/deep red combo.

Although currently, I'm loving anything with gray - lime, orange, yellow, etc.

Liz said...

I'm Liz from Bakersfield, CA. my altime favorite color combo would probably have to be turquoise and brown. But I pretty much love all color and combinations thereof.

on another note. Love your blog. I get a lot of inspiriation from your pics and posts. Keep up the good work!

And a huge congrats on the little one!

Andrea said...

I'm Andrea from Sherwood Park, Alberta. My favourite all time colour combo is black and red together, but currently really loving charcoal and aqua.

Sarah said...

Sarah from Westerville, Oh. Hmm... anything with green - green/brown, green/blue, green/gray...

Oxford Impressions said...

Hi, my name is Shaylynn and I'm from the middle of America. I keep a link to your blog on my blog so I can check in as to what you are working on everyday. I really enjoy your blog and dog! My current favorite color combination is blue and orange. Thanks for doing the giveaway!!!

mckeearts said...

I'm Amanda from Abilene, TX. I love your blog, and love the fabrics you use. I think my favorite color combo is green and pink, although I'm really trying to love orange and grey. I really love all colors, but notice the pink and green always creep into my basket when I'm buying new fabric.

nikki said...

green & brown has to be my all-time fave color combo, especially if the green is wood/woodgrain.

BaileyGirl5 said...

Hi there! I'm Molly from Albion, New York (never heard of it?? I'm not surprised!). Lucky me! I just found your blog yesterday. My current favorite color combo is dark chocolate brown and bright eye-popping orange. Although gray and green is awesome too.

Congratulations one your blogaversary! I just started one on Sunday so today is day five for me! Hopefully I'll make it to one year. Good luck with your new sweet baby and all the fun that comes with that new adventure.

Emily said...

Seriously!? I have been trying and TRYING to come up with colors for my first bee through the LA MQG! So far I have gray nailed down, and am flirting with yellow, or perhaps the overdone tourq and red. Please don't make me choose an all time, I may have a nervous breakdown! :) I am IN LOVE with your blocks that have been popping up! The decision I HAVE made is that I want them to be the same style as the ones you have requested! Thank you for the inspiration! I really want those gray elephants!

Mary said...

Hi. I'm Mary from Kalispell Montana. Today my favorite combo is black, gray, cream. Next week it will probably be different.

Tapestry Tree said...

Michelle from Dallas, TX favorite color combo is Orange, Aqua & Brown. I heart these colors together, they are yummy!

Aunt Spicy said...

Aunt Spicy is here! Currently about to engulfed in a snow storm on the east coast. Can I call gingham a color? If so I love gingham, in any color + white. Love it!

mg said...

I'm Marc and I'm from Abilene, KS...my favorite color combo is deep orange and grey.

Lisa said...

Lisa from NC, I would have to say green and teal, love those fabrics!

Heather said...

Congrats on your 1 year!!
My name is Heather, and I am from Calgary, Alberta.
My favorite color combo is Green and Pink!!
h_freund@hotmail.com

Anita said...

Anita from San Francisco bay area. Favorite color combination is probably pink and brown.

MadeByMeaghan said...

I'm Meaghan from MA and my favorite combo that I seem to come back to time and time again is turquoise and lime green. I love your fabric choices too!
meaghanquinlan@gmail.com

ircabbit said...

Ruth from California, and my all-time favorite is orange and teal. It really pops.

Beana said...

i'm Erica from Bellingham WA and at the moment my favorite is turquoise and orange, but green has been my long time, all time favorite and i love the green and grey!

Jessica said...

I'm Jessica from Chicagoland...my favorite color combo is hot pink & orange...though gray & green are a close second (and my blog's color scheme, too).

Thanks for the giveaway!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Cheryl in Calgary here. Hard to say just one colour scheme, but if you look around my house it's obvious that I'm drawn to orange and turquoise together.

Marisa said...

My name is Marisa, and my all-time favorite color combination is gray and orange. Or gray and yellow. Or gray and teal. Or gray and green.

tracey said...

I'm Tracey from Toronto, Ontario and my favourite colour combo (at the moment) is green and brown. However your green and grey is growing on me!

Congratulations on your 1 year blog anniversary and your soon to be baby. Not sure how I found your blog, but i've been following for a while now! I love keeping up with your VQB squares, and have been thinking of joining a VQB - not yet, but i'll get up the courage soon!

Jackie Russell said...

Hi, I'm Jackie from Warrenton, MO. I love blue & green color combos.

Stephanie said...

I'm Stephanie from Bethlehem, PA and my favorite color combo is blue and orange, blue and lime green, blue and brown, and all the colors thrown together! I love color! Awesome giveaway Cristin!!!

mckeearts said...

I posted earlier, but forgot to leave my email. I am Amanda from Abilene, TX. I love all colors but it seems that green and pink tend to creep into my stash when I am trying to 'expand' my color pallette. They are sneaky those two, not sure how but I always end up with more green and pink. Congrats on your 1 year!!
amckeefamily@gmail.com

why not sew? said...

I'm Erin in PA. My favorite color combo right now is green and aqua. I have some grey thrown in too. I loved it so much I made a bag to match the quilt. Thanks for an awesome give away. P.S. I love those grey elephants, but I have said that before. So cute.

trailertreasure said...

I'm Erin from Seattle, WA and I love pretty much anything paired with white. Gray & white and navy blue & white are currently my tops faves. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on one year of blogging!

Erin.trailertreasureATgmailDOTcom
http://trailertreasureblog.com

mugirl113 said...

I'm Jessica from New Bern, NC and I think my favorite color combo would have to be very saturated pinks & blues with a darker gray. Your green fabrics are gorgeous. I have only been quilting for less than 6 months and have yet to work with green so this would be a wonderful opportunity! Awesome giveaway!

sandra said...

hi, i'm sandra from calgary AB Canada. my favorite color combo at the moment is yellow and grey. thanks so much for the giveaway!

sandraannsaunders@gmail.com

kait. said...

My name is Kait and I live in Roanoke, VA. My favorite color combination changes often as well but I love green and brown though I'm increasingly being drawn to purple lately. Green, purple, and gray would be great together!

Katie B. said...

Yeah! Happy anniversary. I've really enjoyed following your blog!
I'm really falling in love with the grey/green color combo. My all-time favorite color combo would have to be brown/turquoise.



Katie in Alabama

Amanda said...

Hi Cristin! I'm Amanda from Marysville OH. Right now, I'm loving blues and yellows together.

Avinash said...

I am Rashmi from Naperville,IL. I am currently loving the grey and green combo, but I always seem to fall for the charcoal,fuschia n tangerine combo.

Andrea said...

Hey Cristin! Love reading your blog! So fun to see my friend's little sister sew to her heart's content! I'm from Charlotte, NC and I love anything with chocolate brown...green, blue, pink, yellow, cream....love it all.

connie said...

Hello from Connie in Snohomish, Washington. All time favorite color combo: blue & green. Right now I'm especially drawn to anything blue+green=aqua. Really really fun reading everyone's favorites. Especially love the way you combine colors. Happy anniversary!

Carly said...

Hi Cristin!
Congrats on a year! Love your blog and seeing all of your creations! :) I'm Carly, from Sandusky, OH. My favorite color combo (right now) is probably blue and brown. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

zarina said...

I'm Zarina from Malaysia, south east Asia. My favourite color is green but the combo is my submission for the spring quilt festival - orange and gray.

Mego said...

I'm Megan from Seattle! My favorite color combo is turquoise and...ANYTHING...altho I'm kinda in to turquoise and purple right now...This is GREAT reading all the combos!

Laura D said...

I'm Laura from Saginaw, MI (I work commute via Flint and Ann Arbor, which is great for fabric shopping), and lately I have been loving grays and purples. I have to say, though, I love that green and gray. Amazing!

John said...

Hello! I am John, I live in NC, and my favorite color combo is ALSO gray and green! Or gray and orange. Hmmm, or gray and blue. Well, gray and pretty much everything! I LOVE your selections and have been ogling your blocks on Flickr for weeks now. Hope I win!

Heather said...

I'm Heather from Portland, Or... and my favorite color combo is Aqua & Tangerine!

I'm sure you know that I have just reduced my scraps, however... I am an addict and can't help but to try for these, since I have personal experience on how great they are!!!

Congrats to your 1 year!!!

XO, Heather

Blue Is Bleu said...

I'm Audrie from Ellington, CT, and my favourite colour combo is probably mustard and grey (although anything with grey is pretty much okay in my book!)

And congrats on your one year anniversary! :)

whatktmadenext said...

Oh my, what a fab giveaway! I just LOVE the elephant fabric (actually, do you know what it is, coz I'd like to get my hands on some!)

Anyway, back to the question! My fav colour combo. Right now, it's bright pink and baby pink with white.

Happy blogoversary!

Bea said...

I'm Bea from outside Dallas, Texas... and my favorite color combo is orange & pink, followed very closely by orange and aqua. I've really been loving this green and gray though as I've been seeing your posted blocks!

Holly said...

Hi, I'm Holly from Ottawa. Congratulations on your blog-o-versary and the new baby. Right now I am loving red and aqua (am also actually slightly obsessed with red and white gingham).

Brynn said...

I'm Brynn from eastern North Carolina, just a few miles from the beach :) My current favorite color combination is pink and yellow. I love your quilts, and good luck with the new little one!

ellen said...

Hello, I'm Ellen and I live in New Jersey. It's hard to pick a favorite color combination. It depends on my mood, the season, the fabrics, etc. I'd have to say I'm usually drawn to blues and greens. ellen@netgods.net

A said...

I'm Amanda, I live in the UK and my favourite colour combo is duck egg blue and chocolate brown

be*mused jan said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to wish you a happy blogaversary! I, too am celebrating my 5th this year. Blogging can be very satisfying...you never know what adventures and friends may be awaiting through your blog connections. Wishing you many more! (I'll leave your lovely fabric selection for someone else to win.)
BTW, Chicago, after many years in Cleveland. :-)

be*mused jan said...

(I meant *this week*)

homemadepineapplemarshmallows said...

I'm Joanna, from Raleigh, NC. I'm a new blogger and have loved looking around your blog! My favorite color combo is blue and anything. ESPECIALLY gray, light gray (like the ones in your bundle), dark gray (Kona Coal), love it all :)

Nancy said...

My name is Nancy and I'm from Phoenix, AZ and I like green with almost anything and pink + navy blue + brown. Thanks for the great giveaway!
spackattak7 at hotmail dot com

Eve said...

I'm Eve from Southern CA and I have been a red + green girl (sometimes with a little violet thrown in) ever since I first experienced "Amelie".

I have been loving your greens and grays - I could definitely have some fun with this. Oh, those elephants.

Leslie said...

happy blogaversary...thanks for this super cool giveaway. my name is Leslie i am from NY and my most loved combo is blue and green. i see it everywhere and think i should branch out but i am always drawn to it and just love it.

My name is Wendy . . . said...

G'day ... I'm Wendy from Melbourne, Australia! My absolute favourite colour combo is GREEN with PURPLE ... 2009 I organised a local block swap using these colours & if you check out my blog you will see that I regularly find divine green things to heart!
Cheers
Wendy
artwendy@bigpond.net.au

Renee G said...

I'm Renee from Washington State and my all-time favorite color combo is pink and brown.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Kris said...

What a great giveaway!
I'm Kris from Minneapolis, MN (but living in Rochester, NY) and my favorite color combo has to be brown and blue!

Debbie said...

Wow, Thank You for such a great giveaway!
I'm Debbie form sunny San Diego Ca.
I think my favorite color combo for now, is....
yellows and grays.
Thank You!

Isabella Golightly said...

I've been loving those blocks!
Isabella here from Newport, NSW, Australia, my favourite colour combo is navy blue, pink and white. Pick me, pick me!!

Inspirational Baby said...

Hi D'Anne from Richmond, VA. I don't know if I have a favorite color combo.....but I guess pink and brown.
dee995@aol.com,

Deb said...

Hi Cristin~

I'm Debbie from Orange Park, FL...and my all-time favorite color combo is gray, green, white and blue.

Congrats on your 1 year blogaversary! Although I'm new to it, I look forward to the next year of your blogging. You are a great inspiration!

Arnden said...

Hi, I am Adrienne from Mead, Co and my favorite color combo is red and aqua, but I am now saving for a lime and grey quilt to finish this fall.

Simply Sandy said...

I'm Sandy and I live in Louisville, KY. My favorite color combination is pink and green. (this week)
SandyB72357@yahoo.com

Cathy said...

Congrats on a year Cristin! I have to say lime and orange feature heavily for me at the moment (with a splash of raspberry if I'm allowed 3 colours!!!). Wishing you all the best for this exciting year to come xo

Emily said...

Hello! I'm Emily from Missouri. I really like yellow and gray...or red and aqua...or bright crazy rainbow colors...or...ha, the list really does go on and on!

Jean said...

I think I like one combo, and then I start another quilt and like that. I guess overall, it's red and cheddar, but that's this moment. I love your elephant green and gray! I've been watching your baby news. My kids are grown and we're in the grandparent business.

Whitterbon said...

I'm Whitney from Cincinnati, Ohio (ohio pride!) and my favorite color combo (right now anyway) is yellow and black... who knows what it will be next month!

Melissa said...

I am Melissa from Green, Ohio and my favorite color combination is orange and tan, though my blood bleeds scarlet and gray!!!! Happy blogoversary!

tong said...

Happy 1 year blogaversary!

I'm Tong from Toronto ON Canada, and my favourite colour combination is yellow and grey.

Alison said...

I am Alison from Sherwood Park, AB CANADA

My fav's right now would have to be grey, green and brown, but I have a little boy....so it is boy quilting for now!

quiltermom2 said...

Hi my name is Erin Ward and my current location is Prince George, British Columbia. My favorite color combination is black and red. I also LOVE red and green!

Theresa said...

Hi Cristin. Enjoy your blog. I'm Theresa from Adelaide, South Australia. My absolute fave fabric combo is red and white. And, I'm in desperate need of some green and grey.

bldrnrpdx said...

Hallo, I'm Bladerunner from Oregon. My favorite color combination is lilac and mint with white/cream accents.

eric.n.nikki said...

Hi! I'm Nikki, originally from Ashland, Oh and now in South Carolina. I love pink with brown, or pink with orange, or I guess just pink! lol - thanks for the giveaway. I really enjoy your blog - and its fun to see the weather at home! :)

Valerie said...

V my name is Valerie ... and I'm from Chicago! My favorite color combo is MAIZE and BLUE! Michigan thru and thru!! GO BLUE!

MandMStudio said...

My name is Maranda and my favorite color comb is rainbow and white:)lots of white.

Gretchen said...

I'm Gretchen, from Costa Mesa, CA (although I'm truly and always from New Jersey). My favorite color combos change more frequently than I can keep up with, but currently I'm into orange/green/turquoise, which sounds worse than it looks. as a fun note, my word verification for this comment is "bobster". Happy 1 year anniversary!

Kellie said...

Hi, I'm Kellie from Christchurch, New Zealand. My fave colour combo is probably turquoise and orange, but I have just started collecting greys for a grey and citrus quilt.

Random Thoughts Tracy said...

i'm tracy from San Diego CA. Just found your cute little spot. Love it! I heart pink and brown...it draws me in every time!

dillpickle said...

Hi Cristin! I'm Anna from Melbourne, Australia. Today, my favourite colour combination is creams and reds. Tomorrow it will probably be olive green, dark red and chocolate brown. Yesterday it was greens and creams. I'm a bit fickle ;-)

Happy Blogiversary!

Mel said...

Wow Cristin how good are the photos of you now! Not long to go!

Oh yes, Mel from Sydney ... favourite colour combo ... oh man that's hard ... boring but probably brown and like a neutral cream or beige. Do love a bit of pink and brown too x

Happy blog-a-versary! Mine's coming up this month too!

Nichole said...

Hi! I'm Nichole from Ann Arbor, MI. Go blue! :) My favorite color combination is blue and green.

lil said...

Hi, my name is Lil and I'm from tiny Luxemburg in Europe.
Favourite color combo, hmmmmmmm, hard question cause there are several, but one that I like especially is green / red.
Thanks for the give-away and happy blogaversary

corinnea said...

Corinnea at this moment in Stuttgart Germany.... My favorite color combos right now are brown/green, black/green, grey/green then there is purple/orange but also brown/red and a bit of black/cream ummmm and so on....
Happy anniversary Cristin!

wishes, true and kind said...

I'm Joan from Hillsboro, Oregon, and I have to admit that my all time favorite is blue and white (from quilts to china). BUT -- I love exploring color and new combinations and am so inspired by the wonderful use of color in so many quilts! Hurray for online quilters! Green and gray is something I am starting to explore -- actually anything with gray right now!

Laila said...

I'm Laila from Oman,I recently found your blog and am addicted! As for my favorite colour combo, I haven't yet decided - I love them all!

Liz B. said...

My name is Liz, and I've always been in love with cobalt blue and aqua/teal, a very aquatic sort of combo that I find both rich and soothing. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

Catherine said...

Hello my name is Catherine from Whangamata, New Zealand. My favourite colour combo is green and blue which is everywhere in our home and sometimes what I'm wearing.

epban said...

Hi! I'm Ellen in Atlanta, GA originally from Cincinnati,OH. My favorite combo has been orange and aqua for awhile now but love to play with different combos.
Congrats on one year of blogging! I'm always inspired by your blog.
Enjoy this year and your soon to be little bundle of joy!

Kiyote said...

tanya from atl, ga. depending on my mood - i love grey and blue though recently i am loving green and white. so clean and crisp.

Evelyn Fields said...

Very pretty fabrics! I love pink & green & I'm in Nevada. Melissa
evelyn-fields@hotmail.com

humblelearning said...

Hi, I'm Shannon and I live in Syracuse, New York. I am always drawn to khaki, teal, and white!

shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

ps: these next few weeks are some of the sweetest/toughest - cherish them!

Crystal said...

Hi! I'm Crystal from Des Moines, IA. I love so many different color combos, but I think right now, my fav might be aqua and red. Love the green fabrics you used!

Deb said...

I'm Deb from Portland, Oregon. I love so many colors. Red is a constant and mossy green is always a hit too. But right now my current thoughts are running with charcoal and cream. What a fun giveaway!

happy said...

Hai, my name is miktha I am from Bandung, Indonesia.
My favorite colours is brown and orange.

Jabba said...

Wow, 104 comments - way to go!

I'm Jen from Victoria, BC, and my favourite colour combination is blue and brown.

I really enjoy your blog by the way, I haven't commented in awhile but I'm still around. Thanks for the giveaway! (Fantastic fabrics, some of my favourites are actually in there!)

jen[dot]sparks(at)hotmail[dot]com

Mary Perrine said...

Mary from La Jolla, Ca. I think my favorite right now are orange/blue/linen or brown/marigold. it changes though like the wind. Baby is looking good, not much more time now.

Liz said...

I JUST found your fab blog. Love your green and gray blocks, love your baby quilt in progress. Looking forward to exploring your other posts too!.

My fave color combo is cream, red and turquoise - and yet it is no where in my home! What's wrong with this picture?

DC said...

I'm Dawn, formerly of Columbus, OH recently relocated to Madison, IN My favorite color combo is red and yellow :)


Wow! I can't believe it's been a year! I still remember hearing you talk about making the cake and pie quilt (btw we love it SO much still!) and adding your blog to my google reader soon after. I've started paper piece quilting and general crafting after being inspired by your blog!

Can't wait to see pictures of your little one in a just a few weeks!!

Liz said...

Oops, I forgot to say that I am from the central coast of California.

Marlena said...

I'm Marlena from Amarillo, TX and my favorite color combo at the moment is aqua, orange, and lime green. Congrats on your 1 year and the new baby!!!!

One Shabby Chick said...

I'm Amber - from the North Shore of Oahu and my favorite color combos right now are orange and grey (Hope Valley colors - I'm loving that line!)

Michaela said...

Uh, I am glad I stumble here just in time to sign up for this amazing giveaway. I love how your quilt looks like. Green and gray is one of my favorite as well.
I am Michaela from Sycamore, IL (originally from Slovakia) Green is my all time favorite, then brown. My latest fun combo though has been gray and yellow.
You should be able to access my email through blogger profile.