This N That Week 4

First, the linky party to WIPs Be Gone where we share our progress is still open. Ends Monday, midnight. Would love to see how you're doing so we can root you on. It's the previous post to this one.

Second, it's time for the Grow Your Blog event! While I didn't get to join this year, I want to encourage you to go find new blogs over at Vicki's and meet a lot of wonderful bloggers there.
Many of the participants have giveaways!  And it's so much fun making new friends out there in the quilting world.  In honor of this annual event, I'm giving away a book about (what else) applique.
Beth shows you in detail how to machine applique.  It includes 9 lovely projects plus templates. There are several ways to win this book.  Leave a comment telling me of a new blog I should visit from the hundreds at the Grow Your Blog event for a chance.   Or visit Linda here and leave a comment for her on her Ghost Quilting for another chance. Then tell me you visited and what the pin cushion is used for and have a third chance!  Good luck!  The giveaway will end same time as the Grow your Blog - I will ship anywhere.

On the home front - I used another two yards in making another B3 quilt. That makes a total of 9.88 yards used for 2015.  These 30"quilts are so much fun! More on that Friday. I'm still working on my hexies. Here they are in a group shot - well most of them:

Six not shown and 10 to go!

And lastly there's something new on my design wall:
Two more pieces to finish the border on this charity quilt.

I'm linking to Judy's Patchwork Times, Lyn's BOMs Away, and Esther's WOW.  See you there!

Comments

Kate said…
Love those hexies - what are your plans for them?
Chantal said…
I always do applique by hand. It would be fun to learn how to machine applique. Thanks for the chance. Lovely hexies.
Emily C said…
http://www.goodgollyginger.com/
Makes some nice quilts.
Emily C said…
The pincoushin tracks your sewing machine needles.
Love all your little hexie flowers!
Terri said…
Love the hexie shot.
Hugs
MartiDIY said…
That looks like an interesting book. Applique is not my favorite method, so I'm determined to overcome.
Karen H said…
Your hexagons look great (I am a sucker for a hexagon)! Way to go on using the fabric! Thanks for the chance to win.
desertskyquilts said…
Living My Dreams is a blog I enjoyed from the list. She does gorgeous crazy quilting, so of course I enjoyed it! =) What a bright hexagon collection! This is a great blog hop, glad you joined it. Hope it brings you many new readers!
Lynn - JnL4God said…
Thanks for stopping by my place - I like your WIP Friday's I think that could be a good incentive to help get things done.
Lynn
Renee said…
The few quilts I have made have been rag quilts or tied. That being said, the quilts I saw on your blog and Linda's ghost quilting blew me away. Lovely! And that pincushion is a genius idea.
Beth said…
I enjoyed my visit to a new-to-me blog: http://pinkdoxies.blogspot.com
Beth said…
The pin cushion keeps track of machine needles by type/size. Brilliant idea! And so cute, too.
would be nice to learn the applique by machine I have been looking at tutorials so the book should be interesting if I win :) thanks
Julie said…
I love that you're tracking your stash usage!! I saw your neonatal baby quilt on the other site. You are kind to do so many charity quilts. There are so many people who say they dearly cherish the quilt they received during chemo, or an extended hospital/nursing home stay, and would never part with it. They really do make a difference to others. Good for you! Looks like you have a hand in every pot here, and I think I'm going to like visiting this blog a lot! Thanks for giving a call out for Grow Your Blog, and sincere appreciation for sharing my Pink Doxie button here!

Julie
Julie said…
http://barbaralilian-infrance.blogspot.com/2015/01/grow-your-blog.html#links

AND

http://pedalsewlightly.blogspot.com/2015/01/grow-your-blog.html#comment-form

Quilting and gardening! Is there anything more to life?

Julie
Love the hexies, great colours, nice and bright.
LynCC said…
Your hexie flowers are fantastic in the grouping!
Cathy said…
The hexies are gorgeous. And that fabric on the charity quilt is too cute!
Esther Aliu said…
Oh I always love a hex!
Chantal said…
Boy did I got sidetracked! But here I am with the answer. The pincushion is used to keep track of needle sizes. So smart! Why didn't I think of that lol!