Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog - 2014

Welcome to those who are stopping by for the "Grow Your Blog" Hop!  My name is Merrilee.  I love quilting.  The part I enjoy most about quilting is choosing the fabrics and piecing the quilts, but I also own a long-arm quilting machine and do my own quilting.  

Some of the things I include in my blog are:  

- Pictures and stories of my quilts as I complete them.  I also like to participate in blog hops and linky parties.  Below is a Christmas quilt I recently finished.



- Pictures and stories of new quilting patterns I have tried along with helpful tips for you if you would also like to make the item.  One such pattern was the Abbey Bag pincushion with attached scrap/thread bag as shown below that I blogged about here.  Many times I will also have kits available in my online quilt shop, Stitchin' It Up Quilt Shop, for you to purchase.


- Ongoing projects such as progress on a year-long Block of the Month that I am doing with Quilt Doodle Designs.  See my completed January blocks, a row of adorable snowmen, that I blogged about here



- Several times a year I also host giveaways.  

Thank you to "2 Bags Full" for hosting this blog hop.  Stop over at her blog to see the list of nearly 600 blogs participating in this hop.  

I am fairly new to the blogging world.  I hope you will consider following my blog using your favorite blog reader.  I have places down the left side of my blog to sign up via Bloglovin', email, or Google Friends Connect.  I would love to hear how you are following me.

Happy Quilting!

Merrilee


20 comments:

  1. I have been following by Bloglovin and I still want to get the pattern and make an Abbey Bag when I get caught up some day. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  2. Hi, Merrilee!

    I am one of Vicki's volunteers. My name is Terry. I don't see a link to Vicki's blog on your post. It would be wonderful if you could add one.

    I tried my hand at quilting. I wasn't very good at it. I am a crocheter and a knitter. Those projects are much easier to rip out when I make a mistake.

    Have a wonderful time at Vicki's party!

    Terry

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  3. Hi Merrilee, Nice to meet you :) I'll be back to see your BOMs in progress. Just signed up as a follower.

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  4. Merrilee, I will b following you on Bloglovin. Love your Christmas quilt. Can't waitto see your new projects.

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  5. Hi Merrilee! came via the blog party - your Christmas quilt is just beautiful !

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  6. Hi Merrilee,
    I follow by email. Bloglovin and GFC is not my cup of tea. A well done stipple is a joy to behold and yours is no exception. Just beautiful.

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  7. hi merrilee, i just love your name, it is so pretty. i really enjoy following your blog and your quilts are so beautiful! i love your abby bag wish i had one. hint hint keep makeing those beautiful quilts. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  8. I love the snowman table runner!! That is really cute! I am a Grow Your Blog blog hopper too!
    www.fabricandmemories.blogspot.com

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  9. Your snowmen are darling! They would be a wonderful addition to my Christmas snowman collection...I add at least one every year (and they are beginning to take over the area around the tree!) I used to do a lot of quilting, but have spent the past few years primarily knitting. Your blog has given me a nudge back toward my fabric stash! I'm visiting tonight as a GYB blogger, but I'll be back often. Sara

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  10. Love the snowmen...too cute! It's been fun visiting new blogs thanks to Grow Your Blog and I'll be sure to come back to visit!

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  11. I've been happily following via gfc!

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  12. wonderful blog, found you via the GYB party and since I'm a quilter decided to follow you. :)

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  13. Your quilt is very pretty. I have an old Singer that my grandmother gave me but have no idea how to use it. Yours looks lovely! It has been nice meeting you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  14. Really like your quilt. I'll be back to do some more browsing of your blog.

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  15. Pretty quilt. Looking forward to reading your blog. I follow you through google friends.

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  16. hello, nice to meet you! Love the Christmas quilt!

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  17. My mom is a quilter too, though she is laid up with a broken ankle at the moment. Check out my embroidery/ redwork blog if you are interested. (GYB)

    aprilsongstress

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  18. Hello , my name is Dawn your my one stop on the blog party, Hope that I soon will be friends with all of you cyber neighbors. Can’t wait to see more of your great projects in the making. My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/ and contact info is ovr_brd@yahoo.com
    I don’t have a lot of blog time in. but I like all things creative n thrifty I am a new follower on the goggle + followers

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  19. beautiful quilts - It was a real pleasure to visit your blog and get to know you - this hop has been a great way to meet many talented bloggers. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. I am late but I made it to your blog thru GYB. Happy to meet you and I am now following you

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