Thursday, May 19, 2022

My Blogging Birthday and a Giveaway / Beauties Pageant 174

I reached a notable milestone this past week: I’ve been blogging here at From Bolt to Beauty for eight years! Back in 2014, I was less than a year into this hobby and, wanting to connect with other quilters, started posting about my sewing adventures. Would I have thought then that I’d still be writing here in 2022? I’m not sure, but I’m glad I do. Both quilting and sharing about my projects have been rewarding.

To celebrate this little milestone of mine, I’m giving away a fat quarter bundle of Acorn Woods by Wendy Kendall for Dashwood Studio and a PDF of my Pretty in Pluses pattern. This is the same fabric line I used to make my most recent version of Pretty in Pluses!

The bundle includes the pieces pictured below: six fat quarters and a snippet of a seventh fabric.

You have two opportunities to enter to win this fabric: (1) Upload your link to the Beauties Pageant below (just one link, please) and/or (2) leave a comment on this post about whatever you’d like (just one comment, please). Also: If you read my posts through Bloglovin’ or another blog reader, be sure to click through to my original post to comment. 

EDIT: The giveaway is closed. The winner of the fabric and pattern is Sandra of Musings of a Menopausal Melon. : )

This giveaway is open internationally through 12:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4) on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The winner will be notified via email, so if you’re a no-reply blogger or comment anonymously, please include your email address in your comment or send it to me at frombolttobeauty (at) gmail (dot) com.

And perhaps most important, thank you for reading. If it weren’t for you, I would have stopped blogging a long time ago. It’s the interactions I’ve had with you that make it worth my while. Thank you, thank you! 

BTW: I won’t be posting next week, so after entering the giveaway, come back on June 3 to read my next post and to learn who won. 

Good luck!

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  • Post your finish in the linky tool. (No links to your own giveaway or linky, please!)
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  • Visit and comment on other participants’ finishes.

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50 comments:

  1. I would be happy to have both the fat quarters and your pattern. Congratulations on 8 years of blogging. And kudos for remembering your anniversary. I never seem to remember mine!

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  2. Happy blogging birthday to your blog! 8 years of posting is certainly worth celebrating! I've followed you for quite a while and have enjoyed many posts! Love your inspiration and especially your pattern Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt...a quilt I made and gave to my future son-in-law!

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  3. Eight years! Congratulations! Here's to many more years of happy quilting!

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  4. Mich, happy happy blogging birthday! And I’m honored to have known you for a lot of those years!

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  5. Wow, so exciting! Congratulations!

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  6. Wow! 8years, Congratulations! Love your fabric!

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  7. Happy 8th blogoversary! I've been a fascinated follower for over half that time.
    You find such happy fabrics; thanks for your generosity in sharing with us. susanprincess at @att.net

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  8. Congratulations! Your blog is always full of wondrful fabrics ad projects. This month I celebrate15 years of blogging! Though the fabrics you offer are gorgeous, there's no need to count me in for the give-away!

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  9. Wendy MartindaleMay 20, 2022 at 4:24 AM

    Brilliant work over the years. happy birthday

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  10. Just love your work👍 keep up the good work🌞

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  11. Congratulations, a great accomplishment with all that has been going on in the world. I would love to make some child a quilt with the fabric. It is so sweet.

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  12. I enjoy seeing what you make on Instagram. I made your Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt for a friend and she loved it. Congratulations on a job well done.

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  13. Michelle, you've come a long way in 8+ years!!! I love your modern designs!!! Congrats! Those little animals make the cutest Pretty In Pluses!!!

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  14. Congrats on your 8 years of blogging. I agree it is rewarding and wow the many people you meet online from allover the world!

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  15. Happy Blogging Birthday! You have a beautiful quilting style, and I enjoy seeing what you create! (That hedgehog fabric is adorable!)

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  16. I just want to say congratulations for your many years of blogging! I know how it feels - a big commitment with lots of satisfaction. We really appreciate our blog-readers, and especially blog-commenters! Please don't enter me in your giveaway. I just wanted to wish you well.

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  17. Congratulations! And, thanks for sharing your beautiful work. I always love reading about what you are doing. I love this fabric and would love to have it.

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  18. Your bundle is beautiful. I would love to make a baby quilt from it.

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  19. Many congrats on 8 years of blogging! And so sweet of you to a giveaway. Many thanks for your generosity.

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  20. Congratulations on 8 years! Here's to many more!

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  21. Those fabrics are pretty darn cute and so is your pattern. Congrats!

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  22. I appreciate the effort that you and many other bloggers put into providing inspiration for the rest of us. Love your plus pattern. The fabrics are adorable and would make a great quilt for a child.

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  23. I'm glad you're still blogging! Congrats on the milestone, and I really think those cute hedgies need to live at my house. :-)

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  24. Love this fabric! And congrats!

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  25. Congratulations on your blog birthday! And thank you for the inspiration from your posts and from the links to see other quilters' work.

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  26. Happy Birthday to 8 years of inspirational posting.

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  27. Happy Blog Anniversary. I usually do not post too much because I never have enough time. I enjoy reading your posts and the linkups, though. Thank you.

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  28. Congratulations on this great milestone and happy Anniversary on your blog. Thank you so much for all that you do . You have been an inspiration and a joy. Looking forward to more years of fabulous posts.

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  29. Happy 6th Blogiversary!!! Hope you keep Blogging!! I don't do the FB, Instagram etc etc stuff... miss many Bloggers that have stopped Blogging too. Thank you for staying with those of us that truly appreciate you & the time you share. :) Ohio Hugs!! :D

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  30. Congratulations! We must have started blogging around the same time. It sure doesn't seem like eight years!

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  31. Happy Eigth Blog Birthday! xo

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  32. Happy Blog Anniversary! I enjoy reading your blog and going along on your quilting journey. petuniakr@aol.com

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  33. Congrats on your years of blogging. You provide so much inspiration to those who read it. I’d love to have the fabric and pattern. It would make the perfect child’s quilt. Such fun and happy fabric.

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  34. Congratulations, it’s a joy to read blogs and learn from them, and yours is one I regularly visit. I start the day with online news and then quilt blogs with my coffee, it’s a nice way to start the day, the happiness of blogs balancing out the news.
    Tarnia.hodges at gmail dot com

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  35. Hi, congratulations. I’ve learned such a lot from reading blogs over the years, and found some fabulous patterns. I do love a plus quilt- it feels so positive 😁

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  36. I enjoy reading your posts and wish you many more quilty adventures!

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  37. Keep up the blogging, we enjoy your creativity!!

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  38. Happy blogging anniversary.

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  39. I just discovered your blog. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  40. Congrats on your blogging anniversary. Nice give a way on the fabric and the pattern. Either would be wonderful to win.

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  41. Congrats on your blogging anniversary. Wonderful give a way of the fabric and pattern. Either would be a thrill to win.

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  42. Congratulations on 8 years of blogging. Love this version of Pretty in Pluses. Thank you for an opportunity to win the sweet fabric.

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  43. Happy blogging birthday - congratulations.

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  44. Hi Michelle, congratulations on your 8 years of blogging. All the best for many more years :-)

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  45. Congratulations on 8 years! Sláinte to many more years quilting and creating!

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  46. Happy blogbirthday! Many more to come ♥️

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  47. Happy anniversary! ♥️

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  48. Would love to win that little bundle and the cute pattern as well. Happy Birthday. Greenhowjudy@gmail.com

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  49. I am so glad people--and not just "people", but you, specifically--are still blogging. Pictures are great, truly, but words rock my world. Thanks for the giveaway. wordygirl@earthlink.net

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