Monday, November 02, 2015

crazy mom quilts turns 9!

9 years ago today I started writing this blog. That is a whole lot of time sitting under a lap top and even more time sitting behind the sewing machine. I can only imagine how many miles of thread I've used! Needless to say, I had no idea what it would lead to...it has been quite a ride!

I've decided that this should be an interactive celebration! So, if you've been inspired by something you've seen here, I'd love it if you would share a link. It could be a link to something you've made based on one of my tutorials, patterns, my craftsy class, something from Sunday Morning Quilts, or even something you've sewn up with my fabric. I'd love to see what you've made! You can be certain that there will be prizes!

Thank you so much for being a part of this journey. It certainly wouldn't be the same without you. xoxoxox

Happy Monday to you!

100 comments:

Katherine said...

Congratulations, sweet friend! Celebrating nine wonderful, inspiring years of friendship, fabric, quilts and scrappy goodness with you! Couldn't resist linking a project I made a few years back using one of my favourite Crazy Mom Quilts patterns - scrappy diamond pillows. Thank you for being YOU - excited to see what the next 9 years will bring. :o)

Joan Bowden said...

Happy 9th.
I've been following you for about a year.
Such inspiration! Working on a scrap vortex.
Made Christmas tree skirt based on your Trees! pattern.
Also 2 Bright Birches baby quilts.

Kathy G. said...

R U knitting in the round using the magic loop method? I dont own any straight needles use the circulars for everything. Sorry I know this is not about sewing. Though I did purchase your craftsy class and liked it very much. I am a newbie quilter. Only completed 3 quilts so far, even quilting 2. I am on a roll! lol Thanks for all the inspiration. Kath

Svetlana said...

Congratulations!!!! That's just so wonderful. I enjoy each and every one of your post. Thank you so, so very much for all the amazing inspiration I always find on your blog.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

It has been so much fun following your blog. The first quilt that absolutely captured me was your Flea Market Fancy. Keep those creative juices flowing :-)

Laura said...

Congratulations! I have a scrap vortex quilt on my brain, but probably won't get to it until after Christmas. Love your blog; it gives me lots of creative ideas.

jana said...

I just created a pinterest board for this occasion ;)
Congratulations to nie years bloggen, I enjoyed all of the in just a few weeks time. my pinterest board Shows my christmas quilt and Pillows, inspired by your scrap happy throw Pillows and the "trees!" pattern. remember i just started, learning by doing, a year ago...but i love it ;))) jana

Heather said...

I have loved your scrap projects and have started one of my own after being inspired by both the idea of using ALL your scraps as well as your ability to blend lots of colors into one quilt to beautiful effect.

My scrap project is probably just a baby step into the scrap quilting world, but I'm using scraps to create "frames" for some Robert Kaufman vintage travel posters fabric.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/178314466473545232/

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

Nine years, that's amazing! You were one of the first, if not first, quilt blog I found. I remember that any spare moment I had, I was reading back through your posts because I just couldn't stop! :) Your Apple Cake is still probably one of my favorites of yours, it inspired me to try out hand sewing!

Sigi G said...

Congratulations!! Your blog always inspires me. You have wonderful ways, of using up those scraps, and so many other beautiful projects. Keep it up :)!

Debora Exum said...

Congrats on nine years. That is a long time in blogging land. Shame on me, I did not even know about your Craftsy class, but I do now! I discovered you several months ago and now I think I'll spend some time reading through your archives. No telling what other good tid bits I've missed as a relative newbie to your blog. Thanks for keeping us inspired.

Petra said...

Hi, Congratulations! Just came across your blog just about 2 years ago and I am always looking forward to it. I love the colours you use in your projects, I adore the scrap projects and have been inspired by using white. Hope you vare celebrating in style today☺

Afquilt said...

I love all the pincushions. Sometimes its the little things that make us smile. Thanks for the inspiration!

naurispelto said...

Congratulations! I don't have any pictures, but I wanted to say that your blog has inspired me to let my inspiration lead me. So that I can and will do that project what inspires me most at the moment. I have learned that it's "okay and normal" to have many projects in progress in the same time! In many blogs people just present their finished work so it leads to assumption that they all are finishing them in order. It´s also nice that you often tell when you have started particular quilt so that I too understand that these sewings are not always that fast how it feels when reading the post. So thank you for that :) In general your use of happy colors have inspired me a lot and is the main reason for becoming your reader.

Allison said...

I am just now rediscovering sewing and discovering quilting and your blog is the best inspiration I've found! I love your great photos and I find myself imagining your birch trees so often that I ordered the pattern yesterday. Your bright clear lovely lines are a joy to look at and your writing is so good.

Annilu said...

The quilts shown in the added links are by far not the whole inspiration you gave me during the last years. Thanks a lot for sharing your creative ideas with us and please...go on!

Heike

Tammy Stack said...

youve inspired me to FINISH things, instead of hopping from project to project. thanks! someday I'll make a blog and link up to Fridays, but I'm still a little intimidated.

Anne said...

This is so appropriate since I just finished a baby quilt based on one of your designs. I love the way it turned out, and I was going to email you and show you the results. Thank you for all the inspiration!

Janine said...

Happy Anniversary! Your blog and great tutorials have been an inspiration for me. I'm a fairly new quilter and have learned so much from you!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Yay!!!! So happy you have succeeded so much at inspiring so many quilters! Your blog is awesome! I linked up a quilt I made from your book but I've made several projects from your blog as well. Keep em coming:)!!!!!

Alison Wood said...

Many congratulations and thank you for such an interesting and inspiring blog. I have been following you for a couple of years and you never fail to produce work to a really high standard and to be so generous with your tips and advice. Finish it up Friday has helped me to finish so many long outstanding projects: I am in your debt for that alone,quite apart from everything else!

mama dub said...

Congratulations! I really enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for all of the great tips and wonderful inspiration!

SuperMomNoCape said...

Congratulations! I've been following you almost from the very beginning and took part in your first QAL. It's been such fun to watch your many successes!

Kat said...

Congratulations! Thank you so much for your books, your linkups, and everything you do for the quilting blog community!

Tammy said...

Yours is the very first blog that I started to follow!
You inspired me to find a local quilt shop and have a go at a beginners lesson! I haven't loo back since!

Rene' said...

Congratulations my friend!!! I have been following your blog and being inspired since I first discovered Crazy Mom Quilts in 2009! Keep on keeping on! xoxoxo

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Congratulations!

Beausoleil Quilts said...

Congratulations on your 9 years. It doesn't seem like a year since the blog was 8. How time flies.

Caitlin at Salty Oat said...

Congrats on your milestone! You have been endlessly inspiring, and I've learned so much from your tutorials. Thank you for all that you share!

Mama Urchin said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday!

Debbie said...

Congrats! You have sure been a positive presence in our online quilting community!

cynthia said...

Thanks for all the effort you put into making this blog as well as your terrific designs! I wish I had pictures of my Sunday Morning quilt, but my daughter snatched it up. And I just gave away a Bright Birches baby quilt, but there will be more in the future, I'm sure.

Kim Vele said...

I've been following your blog and projects for three delicious years. Thank you!

Southern Gal said...

I had linked to your blog when I posted my first quilt in January. I used your binding tutorial (and so many more!!). Congratulations! Thanks for all the great lessons in quilting. It's so nice to have people share their talents especially someone as talented as you! ;)

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Nine years? Wow. I can think of a few ideas you have helped me with - vinyl, scrap vortex, ironing board covers. I might have added my own twists, but your posts encouraged me to give them a go.

Caniseetoo said...

Oh! Thanks Amanda Jean! This is like having finish it up Friday twice, which actually makes my week. Every. Time. Congrats on the anniversary and thanks for doing what you do.

Sandra said...

Congratulations on all you have accomplished. It is always fun to see your next project. Thanks for sharing your journey. Blessings!

mac said...

Congratulations on being 9 years old and many thanks for all the inspiration. To many more years blogging.

DianeY said...

Congrats on that! I have been following you for almost that long! I'm not sure when it began, but it was one of the first blogs I started to follow and before the break you took! I can't think of a specific thing that you inspired, but I will say that your work as a whole, especially with scraps has always inspired me and I'm sure will continue to

Vicki said...

Congratulations on 9 years!
I made two of the one-a-day nine patch quilts that you had a tutorial for. The second one I made is kind of a rainbow and one of my favorite quilts I've made.

Dasha said...

Congratulations on the 9 years blogging. That it a huge commitment. And a great idea for the link up. I have visited several pages to peek at the creations and really enjoyed it.

Frances said...

Always a pleasure to visit your inspiring blog, happy birthday!

Мария Доричева Maria Doricheva said...

Hello, Amanda! I am your reader from Russia. I think I started reading your blog almost from the time when you started it. We became friends via flickr.com I love visiting your blog, reading your posts, they inspire me. Your quilts are so fun and cheerful. I have four kids and I home school them, so I do not have time for quilting in this stage of my life. I also open my home for various Christian activities. So I enjoy just reading about quilting now and dreaming that some day I can spend time at my sewing machine again.

Congratulations on your 9th year of blogging!

Hugs,

Maria

Juline said...

As a beginning quilter, I made a zigzag quilt using your tutorial that does not include HSTs, as I had never done those before and just knew I wouldn't be able to match all those points. It turned out great and was such a confidence booster!

Juline said...

As a beginning quilter, I made a zigzag quilt using your tutorial that does not include HSTs, as I had never done those before and just knew I wouldn't be able to match all those points. It turned out great and was such a confidence booster!

marie bartels said...

Congratulations!I love your blog!

Jenny said...

Many congratulations!!! When I first discovered your blog some time ago, I went back and read many of your earlier blog posts. I just love the way you write, and inspire us all.

Jenny from New Zealand

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

Bloggy congratulations to you! I learn so much and am inspired by your posts. I started making my own spray starch thanks to you. It's so quick and economical. Best wishes for many more fruitful blogging years! Janine in Kyoto

ak-ut said...

congrats on nine years!
just started quilting and so happy found your blog :-)
greetings from germany

Aunt TC said...

Congratulations on 9 years! You have inspired me in so many ways but I don't have anything to link up right now. Your posts are so up beat and cheerful, like the fabric. I spent time earlier today sorting my scraps so they will be easier to use. Maybe soon I'll be able to show something. Thank you so very much for sharing with us!

Jan N said...

Congrats!. I so LOVE your blog and all you do. Been following since your first quilt along. Love all the tutorials- sooooo helpful. It's been fun watching you grow as a quilter along with all the rest of us. You've got me hooked on pincushions for sure!! Keep up the great work you do and thanks for sharing.

Suzanne said...

Wow! Happy blog birthday.

Inspired is exactly what I've been. I just have tofigure out which project to show. :) keep calm and blog on. You are a gem, Amanda Jean.

Shannon Wallace said...

Wow, that is a very long time in the blogging world! You were the first quilt blog I started following some 5 years ago when I decided to start quilting. You were my helper, via your awesome binding tutorial, on my first and consecutive quilts, until I finally understood what I was doing! :) Thank you again for your help!

Smultronbo said...

Happy Anniversary! I havent blogged for a while so I dont have any link to share. But I want to thank you for all the inspiration and everything you have shared over the years and your blogg is really one of my favorites. GL in the future with a lot of fun to come I hope. Take care <3

Ptcquilter said...

Congratulations! and thank you for all the inspiration, entertainment and assistance along the way!

Julieacs said...

Happy 9th and thanks for sharing! I look forward to your inspiration. I am working on a vortex scrap quilt that is coming along slowly but nicely! I haven't bought your fabric yet but it is my list!!! I appreciate your dedication and hard work and how you amazingly fit it all into your life. Many thanks!!!

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Jayne said...

WOW! Congratulation! Your blog is a go to blog for me! Inspiring, fun and amazing all rolled in to one!

stamperwithdayjob said...

Congratulations. I can only imagine how many people you have inspired, me being one of them. Love your scrappy style and have created so many things from your inspiration. I don't have a blog yet but hope to set one up soon. I created your birch tree quilt for my sister for her 50th birthday, finished another large square towards my scrap vortex quilt last night and so many more I can't even think of. The downside is I have so many more QIP because of your scrap savy - but that's okay - I just love to play with scraps between projects.

Beech Tree Lane Handmade said...

Congrats on the Big Nine!

Sheryl Kelly said...

I made a vortex quilt 110 X 100"! I'm waiting to have it quilted on a longarm since it's too big and too scrappy to do on my machine or by hand. It took 4 months to make but I love it! Thanks for the idea.

Pattie said...

Happy Anniversary! Your blog inspires me to step out of my (quilting) comfort zone, and I appreciate that. I've made several teeny pincushions from your cute patterns: thank you for sharing them with us.

Here's to nine more years (and counting!)

Kay said...

Congratulations on your first 9 years. Looking forward to many more happy, quilty posts from you. x

Kate Chiconi said...

I started following you the day I discovered your book 3 or 4 years ago. I love your work, the way you write, and the fact that you are always positive. You're single handedly responsible for my new addiction to scrap-busting postage stamp quilt blocks - thank you! Congratulations on your 9th birthday, may there be many more. Only one downside to your blog: I can't comment using my WordPress ID, Blogger boots me off. It doesn't mind my Google ID, thank goodness.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Congratulations Amanda Jean. Thank you for all the inspiration. 9 years is amazing not to mention a lot of hard work. I certainly look forward to all the inspiration you will offer us well into the future. Some say blogs are dead but I couldn't disagree more as they are so much more personal and informative than other social media sites. Keep up all the great posts.

Quilter Kathy said...

Happy happy blogiversary!
I am a loyal follower for many years and can't thank you enough for all of your inspiration and fun.
I am writing a blog post as a tribute to you.... will post it tomorrow.
You rock!

Buffy Skolnick said...

Cheers to you! I have been quilting only about 4 years and without the quilting blog world I would be lost! I have learned so much from women like you. In fact, I found your blog through another post a year or so ago where another blogger was posting something about your work. I've been inspired by your new craft line and started a mini quilt with it this weekend and hope to give it as a holiday gift. LOVED the pin cushion blog hop so much!!!!
buffyh_6 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

oakroamer said...

Great blog. Very inspirational to us new quilters. Congratulations!

Karen said...

Congratulations on 9 years of blogging! I really appreciate all you share and your enthusiasm. Your blog is a great place to be. :-)

Meg said...

Congrats! I've been a follower of your blog for years, and you've been a constant inspiration to my quilting, and lately to my knitting! I've recently knit my first pair of socks, and have found the process so addicting! Thanks for all your time, creativity, and sharing!

Julia said...

Congratulations! One of my very first quilts (the 2nd, to be precise) was one of your patterns from Sunday Morning Quilts! Thanks for sharing your creativity with the masses!

Kathy said...

You know - I have followed your blog for most of those 9 years, however, I can't think of 1 specific project I have made completely from your posts. I take pieces from what you do and apply them to what I'm making. For years - I referred back to your binding tutorial every time it was time to put a binding on a quilt. What - I take that back - I did make a chevron baby quilt and I believe that came from your blog! (at least I hope it did - LOL). Know that I have used a ton of your tips and tricks!!! Thanks so much!

ada said...

What I make I give away, got no pictures to share. I don't rember the pattern but it was made in strips, cut in blocks and boarders in white.

Daniela said...

Thank You Amanda Jean! You have been a big inspiration in my quilting world. I appreciate your blogs and ideas.
A Big Congratulations to you!!

Renuka DS said...

Hi I have made a nine patch from your quilt along , and follow your blog regularly ,congrats and thank you

Kara Zevchik said...

Wow, 9 years!!! That is great! Thank you for being the blog I love reading!

Heide said...

Congrats on your 9 blog-iversary! Thanks for the great blog and wonderful inspiration.

Elaine Randall said...

Yours is my go- to blog. I can't stand to waste a scrap, you inspire me with all your creative ways to sew up all those bits and pieces.I have your book, your binding instructions are fool-proof. I have made the flea market fancy quilt and knitted a bathmat among other projects. I need to look into your fabric line........baby quilt to make. Congrats.

alidiza said...

Congratulations, that's an impressive milestone!!! Thanks for all the inspiration... every visit to your site adds another item to my "want to make" list:-)

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Congratulations! I wish I had started blogging when I first thought about doing it. I finally started almost 2 years ago. Nine years is a real accomplishment! Thank you for sharing all you do with your readers.

Susan Long said...

Crazy Mom, you ROCK!

Darlene said...

Love your blog, books and fabric line. Here's to another 9 years.

Laurel said...

I first saw your blog and quilt, The Future is So Bright. i have loved seeing all the things you sew and quilt and I think you are the most fun quilting blogger ever! Thank you for so many great ideas, and thank you for just being a great person!

Karen @runsewfun said...

Congratulations! I find so much inspiration and instruction here. I also really appreciate the Friday link up opportunity you give us. I've add my post from the 2014 Scrapbasket QAL here. Here's to the next 9!

Jo said...

Congratulations. I really enjoy reading your posts, they are so inspirational!

KaHolly said...

Congratulations! I am currently piecing together your Bright Birch Tree quilt and am having so much fun with it! You are truly an inspiration!

Ann Dunn said...

I just uploaded a photo of blocks made for The Missing U quilt. My small sewing group made up the individual blocks which are shown in the photo. After these were all sewn up into a quilt, the quilt was donated to the local Veteran's Hospital. This was a fun project and we enjoyed diving into our stashes for the different colors.

anndunn24(at)gmail.com

Sinta Renee said...

Happy blog-anniversary! I love your blog... and all the creativeness you share! Your Sunday Morning book is fabulous too! Your pineapple quilt is on my to do list! I will get to it some day soon.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

When I first started quilting, your blog was one of the first ones I found, if not the first one. I remember when you took a break and I grieved for weeks! When you came back, I celebrated! Your creativity, your generosity to share your ideas and your love of the craft are an inspiration. Thank you! Here's to many more years of quilty goodness!!

house on hill road said...

NINE!!!! Congrats, Amanda! Hard to believe isn't it? I am so glad our paths crossed early on. Blogging would not be the same without my good bloggy friends! xoxoxo

charlotte said...

Amanda Jean, you are the best inspiration in all of blog land. I found you back in 2010 and you are the one blog I still read every post to this day. Your projects are wonderful, your photos inspiring. I have made many of your things, bought your patterns and book. I recently bought some of your new fabric line as well. I had a virtual bee based on Sunday Morning Quilts that ran for 3 years and we made some awesome projects in that group. Thank you for what you do and share with us. I hope you have many more years of this. Bless you.

mindingmomma said...

Congratulations, I
m so happy to be subscriber through bloglovin' and sometimes even have a link to Finish it up Friday. I can't wait to see what the future holds in your fabric design and patterns! Way to go!

Bobbie said...

Happy blogiversary to you Happy blogiversary to by Happy blogiVERsary to you oooh Happy blogiversary to you!
I use your binding tutorial every time I bind a quilt. I have you bookmarked and just taught my mom how to bind using your tutorial too!

carrie said...

Congrats on your first nine years! I hope there are many more ahead - you are such an inspiration!

Lorna McMahon said...

Congratulations and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Snowcatcher said...

Congratulations!!! And thank you for nine years of wonderful inspiration!

Cootie Bug said...

Congrats on reaching this big milestone. I've been reading along on your blog for about that many years. I started blogging in Jan 2007 but no longer maintain that blog; have had other blogs too but for reasons I didn't keep them. Just started this new one and hope it works out well for me. I enjoy your posts very much.

Quilt n Queen said...

Congratulations, wishing you many more years of sewing with scraps!! Thank you for all your inspiration, you are the scrap queen!! Happy stitching, Pauline

Brakmack said...

No pic to post but your blog is one of my go to inspirational places for the last 7 years that I've been sewing again. Congratulations on your anniversary and thank you for your inspiration!! Cristina

Lynn said...

I waited until after a your giveaway to comment. But I wanted to say thank you for taking us along on your quilting adventures these past 9years! If you ever really knew how many times I consult your blog only for inspiration for help with quilting basics. Yesterday I set piecing batting together for a quilt and I remembered how I learned that from your blog. Thanks a lot and I'm looking forward to the next nine years!