200th post!!!

16 February 2009

yayyy!!!
today is my 200th post!!!

what better way to celebrate then to have a giveaway!!!
but not just ANY giveaway...

a giveaway to myself!!!
i am ALWAYS making things for other people.
so in celebration of my 200th post, i decided to do something for moi.

the past fews days i've been putting together this cotton blossoms runner.
{remember how i told yall i played in some cotton blossoms fabric the other day???}
this is what i was doing.
it was SUPER easy and it's SUPER cute.
yall can find the tutorial HERE.
{thanks camille.}

friday & saturday i played with the squares.
{moved them around more than i care to admit.}
yesterday i pieced it together.
today came the binding, labeling, the washing & drying, and photo shoot.

and guess what!!!
i finally took the plunge and tried my hand at stippling.
{my 1st time!!!}
i can stitch in the ditch and outline quilt perfectly, but this, not so much.
i'm signed up take a machine quilting class soon.

it's full of flaws character but i ♥ it!!!

p.s. tomorrow is last call on sign ups for bee inspired.

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38 comments:

Cheryl said...
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Cheryl said...

Me again...I'll give it another try (too much cold medication I guess)!!!! Anyway...great job on your runner. Love those fabrics and congratulations on your 200th post. Thanks for all the inspiration you give all of us.

Sherri said...

Congrats on 200! You soo deserve a quilt! And your Cotton Blossoms runner is so cute! Good for you on the stippling, too!

Regi said...

gratz on the 200th post... and what a way to celebrate. Love love the runner and the fabric.

~Regi

Kritta22 said...

Congrats to the winner! (He he he he) I'm so glad you won!

Seriously that fabric is beautiful!

Linda said...

Congratulations on reaching 200 posts, and yaaa that you made something for yourself. Great runner.

Quilt Nut said...

LOVE IT! congrats on 200 posts! and good for you for making something for YOU! even though i got over-excited when i read you were planning a giveaway lol!

Natasha said...

Congratulations on 200 posts! Lovely runner. ANd good for you making something for yourself. I think too often we make stuff for other people and forget what we might like to make for ourselves!

Ravenhill said...

Congratulations on your huge achievement! 200 posts is a huge amount! Please keep up the great work! You deserve this wonderful homemade piece for yourself! :)

Sarah C said...

Congratulations on 200!!!

I think it is so great that you made something for yourself. I love the color combos on the runner. It looks really nice.

a good yarn said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. Such beautiful fabric and a terrific design to display them. Welcome to the world of stippling!

Happy Stitching...Ann :)

Pat said...

Congrats on post #200...and great job on the runner you made. I see you won a giveway at Amanda's blog....gosh...you have been winning a LOT lately!!! Maybe you need to buy a lottery ticket, too.

Dragon's Dolphin said...

It looks great and aren't flaws I mean character one of the things that makes quilting great and personal? Even with all the "practice" my grandmother had making her 100s of quilts there were always character traits in them. And to me they are some of the most special quilts in the house.
Congrats on #200 and finally awarding yourself something!~Shelly~

Aunt Donna said...

Good for you, Rachel! I'd love to try stippling, too. I've only ever done it with hand quilting and a stencil ... learned the hard way that those disappearing pens really work! Can't wait to hear the outcome of your bee. Happy day! Donna

Darlene said...

cute, cute, cute! And did I tell you I think it's cute! :-)

200 posts - way to go - congratulations. Are you having fun?

Nancy said...

Oh, isn't stippling fun!! The table runner is fabulous looking. Good job on 200 posts....

Purple and Paisley said...

congrats on 200 posts...and wonderful quilt, rachel! you did great!

Sara said...

Congratulations on your 200th post!That is awesome! I love the table runner, the colors are great!

Stacey said...

very nice table runner, i need to make me one also. i might do my first one a christmas one though so it's not shown year round!! hehe

Deanna said...

I just posted and it got lost!!

anyway....as i was saying....

congrats on number 200 !!

and i think the stipling looks fine!! just takes a bit of practice and soon you will love it!

Jackie said...

Fantastic 200! What a way to celebrate. I love the quilt and congrats for taking the plunge it looks terrific.

Shauna said...

Happy 200th Post :) I am new here! What a great blog :)

andsewon said...

Cool Beans!!! Love the fab and the runner is great!!! You did good!! I still have my own way of doing it..my way of saying I still need practise!!haa!
I have some Moda Flutterby and Prairie Paisley charms I am messing with now on dining room table to decide on how I want them placed...hebby sigh!!!
You go gal!!
Lola

cornbreadandbeansquilting said...

grats on 200 chit chats!!
I think you should take us to an Irish Pub for a pint! =)
melissa

Gayle said...

You did a great job on your quilting! Looks good!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Congratulations on your 200th post...and your table runner is just gorgeous...you should be proud..

lissa said...

Congratulations on number 200. That is incredible. I may make it in another couple of years!!

GARI said...

I'll add my Congrats. I love your quilt and I like the idea of doing a quilt for yourself. About every fifth quilt I make one for myself and I always think the last one is the one I love the most.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Way to go!! Love that quilt/runner you made. And that fabric is some of my favorite. Congrats on the 200th post. Cute label.

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Congrat's on the stippling! I first tried stippling about two years ago and I'm just now starting to get the hang of it! It's hard to get consistent, tight stitches, but once you get the feel for it, it becomes easy. Now, it's my favorite way to quilt. Also for gift quilts I like to use wide winding loopy vines...it looks cute and goes FAST. :) Your quilt looks wonderful! :)

amandajean said...

love the tablerunner! (it's on my list of things to make, too.) good for you for making something for yourself! and congrats on 200 posts. :)

Shawn ; ) said...

Hi Rachel,
I just finished my first machine stippled quilt today! Practice makes perfect, I enjoyed it. I love your cotton blossoms runner, I have 2 jelly rolls and a charm pack of that fabric and can't wait to make it up into a quilt! I found you through Thimbleanna.

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha! That's an awesome giveaway -- Good for You! And Happy 200th!

V and Co. said...

did i miss the opportunity to win?!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

So so cute and I love the label.

Jillian's Blog said...

Great job on your first stippling project. I just did mine a little while ago and chose a runner as well. I was laughing while i was doing it as it sure wasn't what I saw in my mine. I am hoping a machine quilting class comes up sometime around here.
You do great work!
Oh and congrats on your blog.

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