And so now let's Celebrate with Day 2!!! So for today's part of the celebration I said I would show you around some of the tabs on the blog :) At the top of my blog you will see this little bar. So let's run through them shall we ;)
Clicking on HOME will bring you back to the main page of the blog to my latest post. So if you ever get lost, that's where you want to go ;)
Clicking on QUILT TUTORIALS will take you to a long picture list of every free quilt tutorial I have done. Some will link to a page on Happy Quilting, and others will link you to Moda Bake Shop, or Riley Blake Designs, or Art Gallery Fabrics, ect for guest tutorials that I have done. Just click on the picture you like and wherever the link takes you, it will take you to a full step-by step quilt tutorial. They are listed in order that I have done them, so my first quilt tutorial at the top and my most recent at the bottom ;) And there are currently 39 of them!!!!
Clicking on MORE TUTORIALS will take you to another picture list but this one is broken down a bit. But once again, clicking on the picture is going to link you to a free step-by step tutorial. This tab is broken down into a few sections.
The first section is PROJECTS. This is where you are going to find some fun fabric projects that range from ironing board covers, to aprons and from table runners to bags. There is a little bit of everything in there :)
The second section is BLOCKS. This is where you are going to find tutorials that have step-by-step directions for a quilt block. Sometimes they get turned into a quilt tutorial and sometimes they are just a block one ;) There is a little bit of everything when it comes to what type of blocks.
And then there is a fourth smaller section of GUEST TUTORIALS. I had this as part of my TNT project that is no more but I would love to pick up doing guest tutorials again. Would that interest any of you???
And now back to the tabs. Clicking on the next tab, VIDEO TUTORIALS will take you to a listing of videos. The first grouping of videos are on Finishing Your Quilt and have a 5-10 minute video each on Basting, Binding and Quilting. The second grouping of videos are on Applique Basics. The third grouping of videos are Free Motion Quilting Videos on your Domestic Machine. All you have to do is click on the video (on the video tutorial page) and you can watch it right there ;)
Moving on down the list of tabs we find next the QUILT-A-LONG tab. This is where I keep all of the links for the Quilt-A-Longs I have done and will do on the blog. So yes, that means if you miss joining us on the original quilt-a-long, or just want to make it again, you still can. (just not with the prizes :) The links will always be there, the weekly tutorials will always be there. Just find the picture of the quilt you want to make, and then go through each link to get the next assignment ;) And it is always fun to click on the end link and check out the amazing parade of finishes!!!
And now, the next tab is EVENTS/TEACHING. This is where you can find a list of all the places and times I will be teaching in the future as well as links to any events, like blog hops I have hosted on the blog ;)
The 7th tab is my SPONSOR tab. This is where you can find a bit more about the sponsors on my blog and their amazing shops and link to their shops from there as well. I love my sponsors and am so very grateful for their continued support of Happy Quilting. I could not do all I do on the blog without them!!
One more over you will find the PATTERNS tab. This is a quick rundown on my patterns that include size options, skill level, and where to go to purchase them ;)
And then my favorite tab to surf through is next. That is my QUILT ARCHIVE tab. This is a picture list with a bit of detail to all of the quilts I have ever made. (I am still working on the detail on older quilts :) They have links to their original posts and links to any tutorials I did with that particular quilt. This is kind of like my little quilting journal and I love to surf through it and see not only what I have made but how my quilting has grown over the years ;)
And finally the last tab is a little ABOUT ME, which really should probably be updated, but it is what it is ;)
So that is a quick run through of all of those little tabs up there. Who knew there was so much quilty goodness in there ;) I hope you enjoy browsing around them and find some things you like ;)
And now, lets finish today's celebration with some more giveaways!!!! Once again today, we have 2 giveaways to celebrate!!!
First up for grabs is a super festive Fat Eighth bundle of Pine Fresh by Sandy Gervais. Oh, I love Christmas fabric, I can never have enough Christmas quilts!!! Thank you to Green Fairy Quilts for sponsoring this giveaway :)
And second up for grabs is a $25.00 Gift Certificate to Cotton Bliss!!! Yippee, for shopping spree's to get your favorite wishlist items!!! Thank you to Cotton Bliss for sponsoring this giveaway ;)
1 - For the first entry, again, I am looking for some feedback to make Happy Quilting grow. Leave a comment here of a topic that you would love to see covered on Happy Quilting. You can be as specific or general as you like, and if there is a topic that I have covered but you just want more of it, you can say that too ;)
2 - And for a second entry, since Green Fairy Quilts has been kind enough to sponsor this giveaway, how about we show them some love. Sign up for the Green Fairy Quilts Newsletter and then come back and leave a comment here that you did so, or already do :)
2 - And for a third entry, since Cotton Bliss has also been kind enough to sponsor this giveaway, how about we show them some love too. Sign up for the Cotton Bliss Newsletter (at the bottom of the page) and then come back and leave a comment here that you did so, or already do :)
And that's it :) The giveaway will close on Sunday, July 6th at Midnight and I will announce the winners Monday morning. Good Luck to everyone ;)
See ya tomorrow with more Blogiversary Celebrating!!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!