Hello and happy Friday! June flew by at lightning speed, and July is just around the corner! I’m really trying to enjoy these carefree summer days as much as possible (although I’ve been working a lot this month)! And, this Sunday, July 1st, will be the tenth anniversary of A Quilting Life the blog! I still remember trying to decide on a title for my blog, worrying if anyone would ever read it, and wondering if I was crazy for even starting such a journey! I began writing here primarily to keep track of my projects but also because I love writing–for some reason it’s been easier for me to do this all on-line rather than with pen and paper.
And did you know that A Quilting Life wasn’t even my first choice for the title of my blog?! A couple of years ago I found a slip of paper with all of the titles I was thinking about. A Quilting Life was last on my list. How happy I am that the other titles were already taken…because A Quilting Life has been so perfect! Although I hesitated to call myself a blogger for many years (because it seemed to have such a negative connotation) I now embrace the title! But I still have a hard time explaining to non-quilters exactly why I would want to write about quilting several days a week!
I feel like I have been truly blessed to find a little spot in such a terrific community of quilters. It’s incredible to be able to learn from, support, and inspire one another, and I’ve always wanted this blog to be that place where quilters can come to learn, to share, and to enjoy the wonderful art of quilting! Thank you so much for everything! I’m planning on celebrating the anniversary throughout the month of July with some special posts and giveaways–so stay tuned!
Fun Things on A Quilting Life in July
- Weekly posts for the Moda Block Heads series (find them here each Wednesday)
- Continuing A Quilting Life Mystery Block of the Month (July’s block will post on Monday)
- Regular posts on works in progress and organizing ideas
- Tips and tutorials including new videos coming soon
- A special July Quilt Along (more information below)
The July Quilt Along at A Quilting Life
Over the past few summers, I’ve tried to do something a little bit different here on the blog. One year I did an organizing series, and another year I did a series of 6″ block tutorials. They were both a lot of fun, but this year I decided to do a quilt along during the month of July. Instead of quilting along on one project, though, there will be a new project each week of the month with a Christmas in July theme! I’ve had a lot of fun coming up with ideas for this (although it has been unusual for me to sew with so much Christmas fabric in June)! The first project will post Friday, July 6th, and it’s a fun one!
Speaking of Christmas…I have a few Christmas Figs Jelly Rolls available in the shop right now…
Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Karen V Carpenter says
Congratulations on 10 years! As a fellow quilter, I enjoy reading your blog and love your fabrics and patterns.. I plan to make at least some of your July quilt along projects.
Sandy A in St. Louis says
Happy blog-iversary! I’ve enjoyed reading your post and seeing what you make! Can’t wait to see the fun projects for July!
the Quilt Along sounds like fun – I always love seeing how you work colors together…very inspirational! I have some Christmas fabric I’ve squirreled away for the “right project” – so I think it might finally come off the shelf! Congratulations on 10 years. I’ve been reading your blog for a long time and always find if fun and full of great ideas and information. Here’s to another 10 years or more!
charlotte m. says
When so many are abandoning their blogs for Instagram, I am comforted by you and others who continue to blog. I enjoy reading your posts and getting ideas from you. Your fabrics are lovely too.
Thank you so much!
Nancy Schaefer says
Thank you for blogging, I learn a lot and enjoy seeing your beautiful work. This is the second year I am doing your quilt of the month and I much appreciate you sharing the blocks. Cheers to many more years!
Judy B says
Congratulations on ten years ! Your blog is one of my top 10 “bookmarked” blogs! I’m trying desperately to reduce my stash, so I love your cute smaller projects. Looking forward to July QAL!
Quilting Tangent says
Congratulations on 10 years of blogging.
Thank you so much!
Congrats to 10 years blogging! Can’t wait to see what Jul will bring I’ve almost finished my Christmas quilt for the parade:-)
CONGRATS ON TEN YEARS! LOVE YOUR BLOG!
Congratulations on your ten years. I always enjoy reading your blog. It is one of my favorites.
I have been doing the mystery quilt along and can’t find the June block. Has it been posted?
Yes, it posted on June 4th..and the July block will post Monday! happy quilting!
Lynne Snow says
Congratulations on this anniversary. I like to start my day by reading your blog.You inspire me. Love what you do
Congratulations. I enjoy reading your blog. It feels like I have a creative friend out there that I just haven’t met in person. Thankyou for the tutorials.
Happy Anniversary. I don’t get to read your blog every day but I share cups of coffee with you every Saturday morning when I catch up on the week. Thank you for everything you do for the quilting world.
Helen G says
Happy Blogiversary! I think I have been reading your blog since you started. I have added it to my quilting page in my RSS reader so I can keep up with your new posts. . I appreciate all the useful information and quilt patterns. I loved your Christmas quilt in Swell Christmas!
Here’s to another 10 years!
Thank you so much!
B Yeager says
Sadly, I have stopped reading your blog. The shifting post headings make it too difficult to click on – I have to get the cursor on “continue reading” to move forward and i never manage until I’ve missed my chance. Clicking on the left arrow is useless too as the post drops below my screen opening and once again there isn’t time to scroll down, get the cursor into position, and “continue reading.”. I’ll check back in 6 months to see if there’s been a redesign.
Hi…thanks so much for letting me know…there are two great options for avoiding this…scroll down until the most recent posts appear (the seven most recent will appear, and you can click on them directly to read). Or, sign up for my newsletter and get one email every Thursday with direct links to that week’s posts.
Happy Quilting! Sherri
Thanks Sherri…I agree with the other commenters above…and giveaway!? Yes! I have only ever seen some of your fabric once…in a quilt store in St. George, Ut. I need to get some… I guess the stores here in West. Idaho don’t carry it? and I never think to order online.
How do I find the 6 inch block tutorials!
Congrats on your 10 year anniversary! Yours is one of the few continuously high quality quilting blogs, and I look forward to reading it numerous times weekly. It’s been fun to watch your growth as a quilter, tho it needs to be said that you were a fine quilter when the blog began. But – writing patterns, desingning fabrics, developing tutorials – that’s all been exciting to watch. I wish you continued joy with this endeavor, and want to thank you very much for sharing it with us.
Thank you so very much!
Sinta Borland says
Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary! It has been a great 10 years sharing your journey! You have been so inspiring. You went from being a favorite blogger to a favorite designer! I love your patterns and your fabrics! Thank you so much for all that you share!
Oh, thank you so much Sinta!
Happy blog anniversary! Love the new design of your web page
Thank you Patty!
Monica Kostak says
I”m back tracking on my reading since i was out of town last weekend……Congrats on 10 years of blogging. I haven’t been reading blogs but for about 3 years now as i didn’t know they existed (i guess i’m a little behind). I enjoy reading, seeing your tutorials here and on FQS, purchased a few patterns, and am working on your BOM now. I have said this before but to only a few- I subscribe to several blogs but a few I truly look forward to and gain knowledge from. Thanks for sharing your time and talents. 🙂
Did the stars on Friday and will be looking forward to all the projects.