Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Happy Blog Birthday to Quilt Paradigm!! Fabulous Fabric Giveaway!

Giveaway is now closed. Due to unforseen circumstances, the winner will be announced on Thursday, January, 8.

Queue the choir and the band, time to sing HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my little space on the internets! It seems like just yesterday I was contemplating a name, contemplating whether or not to even attempt it and generally questioning my sanity for the thought of starting a blog :) I'm SO glad I did!! I have made so many quilty friends all over the globe, who knew?!?! I definitely did not when I hit publish on my first post! It all started as a way to keep my mom up to date on what I was doing. It turned into a wonderful community of very supportive quilters! It's been an amazing year! Because it is the end of the year, and the blogs birthday, I am going to do a 2014 wrap up with the quilts I finished this year.

At the end of the picture show (if you want to read more about the quilt, just click on the picture) there will be pictures of the fabulous fabric I am giving away to not one, not two BUT THREE of my lucky followers! Yes, this giveaway is for my followers (current and new are always welcome!). I never imagined at the start that I would get comments much less followers!! LOL This birthday celebration is about you my dear friends and your support. Honestly, if I had not found such a wonderful community just waiting for me to join, I likely would not have continued blogging. So thank you for hanging with me through a few rants, many 'design elements' (those oops moments that sometimes turn into wonderful aha moments) and quilty math issues! :)

First, here is a recap of 2014. I was quite amazed at the number of finishes I accomplished this year! I had a pretty unproductive fall but obviously made up for that in the beginning half of the year :) A total of 17 completed quilts and one finished flimsy for the QOV block drive Kevin The Quilter ran at the beginning of the year. Enjoy the pictures and don't forget to check out the giveaway!



http://quiltparadigm.blogspot.com/2014/01/first-finish-of-2014.html

http://quiltparadigm.blogspot.com/2014/02/doing-happy-dance.html
 
http://quiltparadigm.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-friday-finish.html

http://www.quiltparadigm.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-star-quilt.html

http://www.quiltparadigm.blogspot.com/2014/03/double-pinwheel-done.html

http://quiltparadigm.blogspot.com/2014/03/ta-da-triangle-log-cabin.html

http://quiltparadigm.blogspot.com/2014/05/halographic-hexigonal-triangles-its-wrap.html

http://www.quiltparadigm.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-winner-and-finish.html

http://www.quiltparadigm.blogspot.com/2014/06/whew-friday-sprint-to-finish-line.html


http://quiltparadigm.blogspot.com/2014/08/spin-finally-finished.html
http://quiltparadigm.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-modern-plus-finish.html

http://quiltparadigm.blogspot.com/2014/09/im-back-and-i-have-finish.html

http://quiltparadigm.blogspot.com/2014/09/family-tree-quilt.html


http://quiltparadigm.blogspot.com/2014/11/off-course-done-and-dusted.html

http://quiltparadigm.blogspot.com/2014/12/pastel-nightmare-over.html

http://quiltparadigm.blogspot.com/2014/12/twirling-aqua-finished.html

http://quiltparadigm.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-finish.html

Whew! That was a busy year :) It's been fun looking back at my posts and revisiting the making of all of these quilts. I find that making a quilt is kind of like birthing. . . in about a week (longer for C-Section, I know this from personal experience) all the pain is forgotten ;)

On to the giveaway!! I am giving away the following fabric bundles to three people that will be randomly drawn.

First up, Legacy by Angela Walters for Art Gallery. This is a 9 piece fat quarter bundle in topaz, this is not my picture ;)

Legacy Fat Quarter Bundle in Topaz Traditions
Next is a 15 piece fat quarter bundle from Free Spirit. The tag says "Annette Tatum - Assorted." This is my picture taken in the dark. . . I'll update this when it gets lighter outside ;)

And last, but certainly NOT least, a five piece fat quarter bundle of Citrus Tattersall from Another Point of View for Windham.
 Citrus Tattersall - Fat Quarter Bundle

So here's the scoop. The giveaway is open to international entrants. The only 'condition' for entering is that you must be a follower of my blog. Leave a comment below indicating how you follow and consider yourself entered! :) If you have a preference of which bundle you most would love to have, let me know, maybe there will be three people drawn with three different choices. . . it could happen! The giveaway will close at midnight EST January 6, 2015 and I will announce the winners on January 7th!

Thank you, my friends, for a most wonderful first year in blogland! 

Linking up to DWM and Let's Bee Social and Finish it up Friday :) If you haven't been, go check out what everyone else is doing! :)

Until next time, keep on quilting!!
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76 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your first blog anniversary Judy. I thought I'd seen all your quilts this year, but I'm now heading back to take a look at the very large half star. I'm looking forward to reading about more of your surprises in 2015.
    I follow you with Google Friend Connect. All those bundles are super.

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  2. Congratulations, Judy! Your quilts are all beautiful and I always enjoy reading your posts and hearing about your processes. I am so happy for you and glad to have found you here online. You are a gem! Happy Blogiversary and here's to the New Year to come! 2015 is going to be awesome!

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  3. Congratulations! You've done a great job with your blog. I follow on RSS feed. I love the stripes bundle.

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  4. COngratulations!! It's rewarding to see how much you've accomplished in just one year!! I'm so happy to have found your blog. I'm a happy GFC follower and Ihave ya right on my blogroll so not to miss a post. :)Looking forward to more of your wonderful quilting in 2015!

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  5. Happy Birthday to you dear blog, hehe. It's been so fun following you, getting to know you and see all the wonderful projects! Following you through google.

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  6. Congrats on the blogiversary! I enjoy every post - the happy, sad, triumphant and frustrated - ever since the beginning on Bloglovin'. Oh, and the Angela Walters bundle is the best IMHO.

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  7. Wonderful quilts! I am glad that you decided to go ahead with the blog.

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  8. I've been enjoying reading your blog on Bloglovin'. My one year blogiversary is coming up in January. I'll have to plan a give away too. All of your bundles are wonderful.

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  9. Congratulations, following on bloglovin'. #3 checks then #1, thanks. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  10. Happy Blogiversary! I loved your parade of quilts. And your daughter's received the biggest smile. I've been following you nearly the whole year and now use Bloglovin. #3 is my favorite bundle. ;)

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  11. Happy Blogiversary!!! And oh my gosh! How do you keep track of all that you finish? you are an *organized* quilter!!! I follow using bloglovin, Happy NewYear!!

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  12. Happy Birthday to the blog, Judy! It's always fun to line up past projects and see them all together!

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  13. Congratulations on one year! I always love to see what you are up to. I follow along on Bloglovin and look forward to seeing what you make in 2015.

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  14. Congrats!! I follow with bloglovin and I like the middle batch of FQs best.

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  15. Congratulations!
    I'm an email follower and I like the Art Gallery fabrics best!

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  16. I'm a pretty new follower of your blog. Your "Off Course" saga got me hooked. Great seeing your year of accomplishments! I think the Angela Walters fabric would be my favorite, but really would be happy with any choice.

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  17. Bloglovin', baby!
    Congrats on your bloggy birthday, Judy. :-) What a generous giveaway...any of the bundles would be wonderful!
    I enjoyed seeing your 2014 quilts again. I can't believe I didn't see the giant stars before! It's lovely.

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  18. Congratulations! I follow you via BlogLovin. All of these bundles are lovely, but I really like the Citrus Tattersall.

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  19. Congratulations on your "first" anniversary. Is it really your first? I am amazed at the volume and the quality of your output!!!
    I follow you on my blogger dashboard. Your blog is on my reading list. Lots of Best Wishes and may you have many more!!!

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  20. congrats! you made a lot of beautiful quilys

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  21. Such pretty finishes and to think I just found you! I floolow via bloglovin!

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  22. Congrats my friend! I like seeing all these quilts in one spot. It's so easy to see how much your quilting has improved thru the year, more daring desins too. I follow via blogger or blg loving or blog something...Heeheehee I like bundle number one the best. My favorite quilt of yours is still the Black and Tan one! Even though it was the most painfully boring piecing project you ever encumbered.

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  23. I follow on bloglovin:) love your big star quilt!!

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  24. Bloglovin~congrats on one year!

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  25. Congrats on your one year birthday.....I love all of your quilts.....very nice....It doesn't matter what bundle I win....if I win they are all so nice.....and I follow you on bloglovin

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  26. Beautiful quilt and stunning quilting! I am unable to pick a favourite! A very lovely collection of finishes!

    -Soma

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  27. Hello, I'm a new follower here, I am following by email. I don't have a preference as to what fabric, I think they are all nice. I hope you have a Happy New Year, and I look forward to reading you posts. dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I follow you with bloglovin. Congratulations on your blogaversiry! You have made some breathtaking quilts! My first choice would be the Free spirit fabric, but I would be thrilled to win any of them! Thank you! sarah@forrussia.org

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  29. You were busy! Seeing what you did in a year gives me tons of motivation and inspiration to keep on sewing. I follow you on Bloglovin', and my favorite collection of the three is the Windham (though they are all lovely).

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  30. Happy blogaversary and congratulations on all of your beautiful finishes! I especially love your scrappy squares. The way you laid out the block to create the chevron pattern is ingenious! I follow you via Bloglovin and my favorite color is blue, so I love the Angela Walters collection.

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  31. Oh my gosh Judy! I am just flabbergasted when I see all your quilted wonderfulness on one page! Pat, pat, pat, pat, pat! (Lots and lots of patting you on the back! LOL) You should be sooo proud!

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  32. Follow via Feedly. Would love the Legacy bundle or the Citrus bundle! Can't believe you made all those quilts THIS year! You are a busy lady!

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  33. It has been so fun getting to know you this year, Judy. I am so glad you made this blog! I can't wait to see what you create in 2015. I follow you via Bloglovin'!

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  34. love that you love brights as I do - not sure I could do a pastel quilt - sigh - I'm just not a pastel kind of girl - (old lady) I follow your blog on my bookmarks through firefox - strange but true
    Elsa Rose

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  35. Hi congrats on your blog, its wonderful, I am a follower and I love the first two bundles...thanks so much!

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  36. Congratulations on your first blogaversary! I follow you on Bloglovin

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  37. Congratulations. I love your tree quilt, very nice. I like your choices in fabric, very nice. I follow on Bloglovin. Keep going.

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  38. Love all your work. Look forward to your posts. I follow you. Y email. Goggle.

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  39. Wow, impressive! I especially love the pink one you've put in your heading and your supercool family tree. Your quilting is beautiful!

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  40. Congrats and awesome quilting on those quilts!

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  41. Happy Blogiversary! I"m following via Blog Loving. I'd follow you anywhere with those gorgeous quilts!

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  42. So interesting to read about quilts you made before we met! ;-) The first one that grabbed me was the black and gold batik quilt. It's cool to look back and realize our friendship grew from there, but really got going with a comment about on-grain pp-ing, then later we both learned a whole new method thanks to Snowalong of pp-ing, our dogs, husbands, family in general (all good, right?!), jaw-dropping amazement at your quilting prowess (who KNOWS where you'll be in another year, OMG), competitions, prizes, ... so much sharing and so much for you to be proud of. I've learned so much from you and truly value your friendship and love your blog. I follow you on bloglovin'. Happy birthday!

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  43. Congratulations on your first year of blogging!! You have been very, very busy over the year and have made beautiful quilts!! I have been following you via Bloglovin' and if I were one of the lucky 3 to win, I'd like to be surprised because each prize is awesome! Thanks for your generosity!!

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  44. Happy Blogversary! Fantastic quilting on your quilts! I follow your blog.
    My favorite bundle is Legacy by Angela Walters, but the others are also great.
    I wish you a Happy New Year!

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  45. Congratulations on your 1st blogiversary! Your quilts are all so very lovely. I just discovered your blog and am signing up to follow by email. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway. Love the Legacy bundle but would be happy with any of them. I'll look forward to seeing what you accomplish in 2015! Nadine. rnwillis@velotech.net

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  46. Congrats! All three fabric bundles are lovely and I follow you on bloglovin'! Lovely quilts this year :)

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  47. Your blog is awesome as are all your quilts, you have been very busy. I follow via bloglovin; I love the middle fabric bundle. Thanks so much for a chance to win.

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  48. Congrats on your blog anniversary!!!!! I follow on bloglovin and love all fabric!!!! sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

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  49. You have had a busy year! Wonderful! I follow you on Bloglovin'. I would like any of the bundles -- but I love the bright colors in the Citrus grouping!

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  50. Wow - I'm so impressed by the amount of work you finished last year. Congratulations! I'm following you by email.

    wlinda_ca(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. I am a new follower with Google Connect and just love your quilts, pinned a whole bunch to my Pinterest board, if that is okay, https://www.pinterest.com/grecomara/quilts/
    I love Angela Walters fabrics and also the yummy citrus fabrics.

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  52. What a generous giveaway. Legacy fabrics made me hit the bloglovin follow button or was it the rainbow happiness, lol. I'm checking on you anyway and your latest quilts are looking great! BTW Congrats!

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  53. I follow on Bloglovin'. Any bundle would be great!

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  54. Wow! You accomplished a lot last year...beautiful quilts. I am following with bloglovin and like the Legacy bundle best.

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  55. I am a new follower on Bloglovin' and GFC! My first choice, if I win, is Citrus Tattersall from Another Point of View for Windham. I also love the Legacy bundle! I look forward to seeing your new projects of 2015!

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  56. I am a new follower - in my google blog reader. Thank you! Happy New year! I love the look of Legacy!

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  57. I follow on bloglovin as Kathy Davis. I would love any of the fabrics!
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  58. Congrats of a successful year! I love the legacy bundle, and follow you on bloglovin. Hope you have a happy new year! kateyates87 at gmail dot com

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  59. I'm a new follower. Any bundle would make me happy. Thank you for the opportunıty.

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  60. I've just recently found your blog and I'm so very glad I got to read this post! Thank you for linking each of the photos to the post you wrote about them. I loved reading the ones I've read so far and plan to read the others. I'm a new email follower and if I'm lucky enough to win, I'd pick the free spirit bundle, if given a choice. ;)

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  61. I'd love Citrus Tattersall! Such a refreshing set :). I follow you on bloglovin'.

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  62. Beautiful quilts!!! I follow on Bloglovin.

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  63. Congrads on your 1 year blog, I am new on here just found you, very nice quilts, looking forward to following you and thanks for the chance to win, following on bloglovin and fb.
    rhona45@hotmail.com

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  64. Gorgeous work!! I think I like the Free Spirit bundle best and I follow via GFC. :)
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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  65. I follow via google friend connect. Your finished quilts are beautiful! I like all of the bundles, especially Legacy. Happy Blogiversary!

    Jackiethompson323(at)gmail.com

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  66. Judy I'm a follower on Bloglovin.
    Any bundle will be appreciated, thank you. We all need stash:)
    Love your 60th Wedding Anniversary secret project.

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  67. Love your tree quilt! I follow via e-mail. Thanks!

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  68. Congrats on your blogaversary! I really like your plus quilt, I have had a small version cut out for a year and have not touched it. Seeing yours and the great way you straight line quilted it gives me the desire to pull it out and work on it. You know what they say about imitation being the sincerest form of flattery! I am a new follower via Bloglovin'. The Angela Waters bundle would be my first pick - but they are all great, generous prizes. Thanks for the chance to win! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

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  69. Happy One Year Blogiversary!! I follow you thru Bloglovin :)

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  70. I follow you via Bloglovin' I enjoyed the photos of your finished projects (particularly the pastel stars on gret - beautiful!).

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  71. You had a very productive year. Congrats! I follow via Bloglovin'. Thanks! notwendy gmail

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  72. I follow through bloglovin as Sandy Hardman.

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  73. I know this greeting is coming to you late! However I wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday my friend! It has been great getting to know you. It is amazing how friendships can develop on this contraption. I get a kick when I am asked --Why do you blog? I just say it is because of Judy, Barbara, Rachel, Kelly etc...... I left the day you posted and returned last night-- so before you blow out the candles--can you hear me singing in New Jersey (actually you don't--it ain't pretty :-) Happy Birthday!

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