In Color Order is 10 Years Old!

Saturday, February 9, 2019


Today is my blog's 10th birthday!


On February 9th, 2009, I wrote my first post here at In Color Order. It was actually a sewing project too, a purse from Anna Maria Horner's first book, Seams to Me. See that post here.


2009 was a big year for me. I started this blog in February. In August, I brought George bunny home and moved into my first apartment. In November, I made my first quilt!


Ten years and almost 1500 posts later, here we are! I'm still posting my sewing and quilting projects, my thrifting finds, and sharing little life updates. A lot has changed since I first started this blog, but I'm glad I've stuck with it all these years. There have been times where I haven't felt much like posting, but I never gave it up. The blog world has changed so much since then too, it's kind of crazy!


I was 19 years old when I started In Color Order, and I had no idea what kind of opportunities it would bring me. Because of this blog, I started my business, I designed fabric, I wrote a magazine column, I have contributed patterns to books and magazines, I lectured at conferences, I taught sewing classes, designed my own line of sewing patterns, and even wrote my own book. Blogging also introduced me to so many amazing people, and helped me make some of my best friends. What an adventure this has been!


I could ramble on, but let's keep things short and sweet. Thank you for your support and readership over the years, I couldn't have kept going this long without you all.


One little treat before you go, an early photo of George bunny, before he grew into his big round eyes! :)

Happy Sewing!

31 comments :

  1. Congratulations! That's a lot accomplished in ten years.

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  2. Glad you're still here, when so many of my favorites no longer blog. I think I found you in 2010. That's when I first discovered blogs.

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  3. Congratulations! And thanks for all you share.

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  4. I just commented on Instagram, but should have saved it for the blog! But suffice it to say, I've read your blog for as long as I can remember, so it's been a while! Thanks for all you share with our community - it's much appreciated!

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  5. Congratulations on 10 years of blogging. I enjoyed sewing with your fabric before I knew about your blog. George Bunny's adventures just add to it!

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  6. Happy 10th!! I have been following you for a long, long time. I am thankful for all the inspiration you have shared!

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  7. I'm glad to have been a reader, for not sure how many years. Love your color sense. I hope George is doing well at 10 years old.

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  8. Congratulations! Ten years is fantastic and a bit of an anomaly. So glad you have stick-to-itness. I don't often comment but I enjoy reading your blog faithfully. George is too darn cute.

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  9. Congratulations, looking forward to the next 10.

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  10. What a journey it’s been! I went back and read your first blog post! And you got two comments which was impressive too! I wonder if those first two commenters still read your blog?!

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  11. Congratulations on your blog birthday! I;m glad you have stuck with writing, I definitely enjoy reading!

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  12. Happy Anniversary to you! I’ve enjoyed your posts but didn’t have access to follow the entire ten years.

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  13. Congratulations on 10 years! I've enjoyed your posts since I started quilting and found you about 5 years ago. Looking forward to your next 10 years.

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  14. I commented on your IG post, but congratulations once again. I'm not sure when I discovered your blog, but have certainly found it to be very enjoyable to read. Your fabric folding tutorial has been invaluable once I "bit the bullet" and did it.

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  15. Our Dear Jeni, how wonderful that you have shared with us for l0 years. Thank you so much. It is always a pleasure to see you on my screen. Congrats Jeni and be very proud. (-: Little bunny hugs to George.

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  16. Congrats Jeni - a special milestone! Enjoy following your blog :)! You have beautiful patterns!

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  17. WOW congratulations Jeni! Time really does fly.
    I still just adore your blog, as when I first found you.
    Your blog has so much great information. I found you some time around 2010 when after 12 years of figure skating I decided I had enough of "rink people" and had the desire to start sewing again! I mean, I always had my sewing machine up, but I was too busy...
    I will bake a cake and celebrate!
    Georgie was so cute when he was a baby. He still is cute, but now we say "handsome" ❤️ You know you have influenced so many sewists and fabric creators with dying, and just making wonderful things.

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  18. Congratulations! I enjoy your blog and patterns very much.

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  19. We're so glad you stuck to your blog through all the changes you and the industry have experienced! I love your unique voice and point of view.

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  20. Congratulations! Isn't it fantastic what blogging can bring you of new friends all over the world. And all the thing you can learn and experience.....Greetings from Norway.

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  21. Congratulations! L O V E your posts - and all you have accomplished. SooOOOooo proud of you!
    FOr some reason i can't get back to previous posts - don't know if any of my comments have posted. WOuld really love to know the pattern for the quilt pictured above the explanation "Five throw quilts" in your post about your accomplihsments last year. Could you email me that pattern? Ellie em address elliefpw@sbcglobal.net

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  22. Happy Blog Day - I love reading your posts :)

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  23. Congratulations!. Ten years is quite a commitment.

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  24. 10 years is a big accomplishment, and a great commitment! Congratulations, Jeni! Thanks so much for all the helpful info and tips, and tutorials, and fabrics and patterns, and photos and your wonderful book, too! xoxo!

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  25. HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY, Keep up the good work!

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  26. I love your blog! It is so interesting. I am a fan of your fabric and wish you were still designing. Oh, and love George a lot too!

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  27. Happy blog birthday! It's been so fun following along with you and George Bunny!

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  28. Congratulations on your blog birthday, your success and all of your accomplishments. I have been a follower for a couple of years now and I enjoy all of your posts. Keep up the great work. I really appreciate all of the brilliant photos, the advice, information and tutorials. But, my favorites are photos of George Bun. (;

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  29. Congratulations--what an accomplishment! And that's incredible--George is 10?? I thought bunnies lived much shorter lives. What a wonderful life you've given him! <3

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