A Blogiversary — and a Giveaway!!

Tomorrow is a big day for First Light Designs. Ten years ago — on May 2, 2012 — my very first blog post was published. (You can read it here.) What better way to celebrate my 10th blogging anniversary than by having a giveaway?

I’m going to pick three winners at random and offer each winner her (or his) choice of three prizes:  a rotary cutter coat, a pair of standard or king pillowcases, or a pair of oven mitts — all made to order by moi. Examples are shown above but they are not the giveaway items. I’ll find out fabric preferences and give each winner a choice of combinations curated from my (ahem) rather extensive stash.

To be entered in the giveaway, all you have to do is write a comment at the bottom of this post responding to the question, “What is your favorite color combo?” No need for you to subscribe to my blog or follow me on Instagram (though I would be delighted if you chose to do either. To subscribe, enter your email address above the SUBSCRIBE button on the top right side of the First Light Designs home page. To find me on Instagram, click here.)

One entry per person. I will mail anywhere in the world so international readers are welcome to enter.

Family members are invited to leave comments but are not eligible to win.

The giveaway will remain open through Wednesday, May 11. On Thursday, May 12, I’ll use a random number generator to pick three winners who will be notified via email.

Good luck, everyone! And thank you for keeping me on my blogging toes for the last 10 years. Seven hundred posts later, I’m still going strong.

P.S. If you are not one of the lucky winners, you can make your own version of these items. All are available as free tutorials on my website:

8. Perfect Pillowcases (Oct. 23, 2013)

11. Rotary Cutter Coat (Oct. 10, 2014)

21, Oven Mitts that Fit: Prequel to the Tutorial (April 13, 2021)
21, Oven Mitt Tutorial from First Light Designs, Part 1 (April 18, 2021)
21, Oven Mitt Tutorial from First Light Designs, Part 2 (April 19, 2021)



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45 Responses to A Blogiversary — and a Giveaway!!

  1. Sandi says:

    I love pink and lime green!

  2. Rosalind McCormick says:

    Congratulations on ten years! My favorite color combination is hard to choose. I like blue and green, purple and green, pink and purple, but probably my favorite is red and white.

  3. Kathleen Johnson says:

    My favorite color combo is purple, green, and white.

  4. Reigh says:

    Dawn – I wanted to win oven mitts in blue and yellow! First time it’s ever been a disadvantage to be your sister! Oh well, I wouldn’t change a thing. Love you!

  5. JoyceLM says:

    Happy blogiversary. My favorite color combo: black, white & red. Thanks.

  6. I would love an oven mitt! I truly look forward to your blog every week! Your tutorials are so easy to follow. Happy Blogiversary!

  7. Rebecca DuBose says:

    My favorite color combo is blue and yellow. Even before Ukraine.

  8. Linda says:

    Turquoise/aqua and lime green.

  9. gailebird says:

    I’ve only been a follower of yours for about a year but I love your wonderful, concise articles and pictures and how you engage your followers. Now, you’re doing it again. Blue and purple, but yellow and orange is nice too, then there is gray and red, and pink and yellow and green and white and royal blue and lime and …

  10. Dortha says:

    I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite combination. I love blue and yellow, pink and green, purple and green, and red, white and blue at different times. Look forward to your blog posts.

  11. Kathy Kaplan says:

    My favorite color combo has to be green and purple!

  12. Linda says:

    What a lovely and generous way to celebrate your blog’s anniversary! So hard to pick a favorite color combo, but pretty much any combination of blues and greens is hard to beat.

  13. muriel Lamkin says:

    My favorite above all others is blue and white.

  14. Nancy says:

    Navy and purple!

    Congratulations on 10 years. I really enjoy your blog

  15. Carolyn Browning says:

    Teal or turquoise and greens are my favorites. Thanks for being there for me.

  16. nettiecrain says:

    I love turquoise and bright lime green as a favorite combo!

  17. Dolores says:

    My favorite color combination is red and blue. Happy blog anniversary, neighbor!!

  18. Carole Poleski says:

    My favorite color combination is navy blue and yellow (or almost any other color!)

  19. Sandy says:

    I love so many combinations of colors, but I am partial to two color quilts; red and white or blue and white.

  20. Kristi says:

    Congratulations on 10 years! One of my favorite color combination is purple and green!

  21. Joan says:

    My favorite color combo is gray, black and teal. 10 years is a great achievement!

  22. Clara says:

    I love blues — navy, robin’s egg or indigo! Your blog is one that I’ve consistently read and I’ve learned a lot from your quilt projects. If I lived in Portland, I’d be sure to take a class from you, Dawn.

  23. Sandy Pruss says:

    I love purple, yellows and greens together. I think they complement each other well and the yellow brightens up the fabric. I love hearing about your projects; you have inspired me more than you know!

  24. C Cullen says:

    I love blue and white. Congratulations on 10 years!

  25. Denise says:

    Congrats! Red and white are my favorite (but I have been adding a bit of grey lately).

  26. Diane says:

    Good luck blog followers who comment. You will be thrilled if you win! Dawn’s treasures never disappoint!

  27. Vickie Rooks says:

    Happy anniversary! Cake and champagne time! What a sweet and generous gift to give away three gifts. My favorite color combination is royal purple and lime green.

  28. Sue Hauser says:

    Congrats on 10 years, Dawn! I’m looking forward to hearing you speak at our guild.
    I love color- and there aren’t many colors I don’t care for. One of my favorite color combinations is yellow and grey and maybe a little white in there.

  29. TheGranChris says:

    Congratulations, that’s a very long time. Celebrate and enjoy something special. My favorite color combo is always blue and anything. Maybe green or red or yellow.

  30. Bridget says:

    Ten years and I have loved so many of your posts! Congrats! I am not sure how this happened, I hate orange but right now I am liking orange and cream combos or maybe orange and yellow…um 😉 Oh, hey, maybe it is a lack of sunshine this spring! lol

  31. Congratulations on your 10 year ‘blogversary’, I always enjoy reading your posts.
    I have lots of favourite colour combinations, but top at the moment is Lime Green and Turquoise.
    Look forward to more of your interesting and colourful musings.

  32. Carol Smith says:

    Blue and orange for me!

  33. Congratulations on ten years, Dawn! I remember the beginning like it was yesterday! Colors: pink, peach and yellowish green.

    • Dawn says:

      Deb, I thank my lucky stars that you were the one to help me launch my website/blog! I like the setup so much that I’ve never been tempted to change the format. I like the look of my blog as much now as I did 10 years ago!

  34. Virginia says:

    Blue and white…. But it’s a hard choice! So many I love!

  35. Jean Kelly says:

    Congrats! Red and purple are my favs.

  36. Naomi says:

    Congratulations on 10 years- quite a commitment. It’s so nice to have a window into your creativity. My favorites tend to be black and white… sometimes with a blue or burgundy thrown in.

  37. Sara H says:

    Blue and gold are my favorites!

  38. Lynn says:

    Always love your posts !!! I would go with blue and green combo.

  39. Stephanie Hanson says:

    Oh what fun. I love lots of combos, but blue and green are always a favorite.

  40. Dee says:

    Congratulations on your 10 year Anniversary of blogging!

    My favorite colors are blue, green and pink.

    Love your post and have made several of the pillowcases.

  41. Love an orange and blue combination.

  42. Lisa says:

    Congrats on blogging away for 10 whole years!
    I will miss you at camp next week, not the same without you 🙂
    Polka Dots, Stripes and Plaids are what I love best no matter the color…well, maybe a little orange and pink together.

  43. Linda says:

    Happy blogiversary! My favorite color combo is blue and green.

  44. Darcy De La Rosa says:

    Enjoyed your presentation @ Oregon Coastal Quilter’s Guild. Favorite color combo is teal and peach/coral.

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