April 6, 2009

Greetings fellow appliqué enthusiasts! I hope you enjoyed our 10-day tour of the blogosphere, visiting quilting blogs all over the northern continent. Myself, I had the most fun since the 1962 North Carolina State Fair!

Thanks a million to all the bloggers who participated, and to the readers who followed the trail of breadcrumbs through cyberspace. Today I’d like to hear your feedback. Leave a comment about the blog tour… how did you enjoy it? What was your favorite part? I’ll give away one more copy of Easy Appliqué Blocks, and I’ll draw the winner Tuesday morning.

It’s time for Show & Tell. Here’s one more little quilt that appears in the book’s “Little Gallery of Ideas.”

ThereThis cute thing is called ‘There’s One in Every Crowd’. (The working title was ‘Renegade Terrier’.) If you read my article series ‘A journey to a book’ you may recall my surprise at finding out that according to the dictionary the little white guy who’s crashing the Scottie party is a West Highland white terrier instead of a West Highland White Terrier. It’s one of those things that may *be* right but just *looks* wrong IMO so I settled for calling him a Westie. I have friends in Ohio who have a bunch of Westies and I couldn’t wait to show them this quilt. This one’s machine appliquéd.

Now for our party refreshments:


Kay’s Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 sticks butter, at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
¾ cup white sugar

1 tablespoon real vanilla extract
2 large eggs

¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 cup all-purpose flour
2¼ cups cake flour

12 oz pkg semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350º.

In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugars. Add vanilla and eggs and mix well.

In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients together. Add to wet ingredients and mix well.

Add chocolate chips and mix well.

Drop spoonfuls of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake one sheet at a time, about 12 minutes or until very lightly browned around edges. Let cool on pan 5 minutes before removing. Makes about 6 dozen.



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14 Responses to “Book-A-Round Wrap Party”

  1. June K on April 6th, 2009 8:52 am

    Thanks for the great virtual book tour. I really enjoyed all the different blogs and learning something more about your book journey at each. My favorite part of the tour had to be seeing the variety of projects done using your designs.

  2. Mary on Lake Pulaski on April 6th, 2009 9:06 am

    Thanks Kay for the wonderful book tour. I think this was so much fun traveling around and learning about different artists while finding out more about your book. It was very well set up and easy to follow. I have lots of new quilting and rubber stamping ideas to use. I would recommend this method to other book writers. I’ve been a follower of yours for a long time and will continue to be.

  3. Jane on April 6th, 2009 9:20 am

    Thanks Kay. I enjoyed the Book – A- Round it was my first and I loved the various blogs, the interviews and the different “takes” on your book.
    Thank you and I hope more authors do the same.

  4. Ellyn Zinsmeister on April 6th, 2009 9:44 am

    Loved the whole thing & cannot wait to get my hands on your book! I especially enjoyed your candid answers about the publishing world on Annie Smith’s podcast!

  5. Robin Gold on April 6th, 2009 10:54 am

    Hi Kay,
    This was fun! And I imagine it was good publicity for your book, so that’s good, too. I enjoyed seeing the other sites (even if I did it as a rush yesterday because I was away the other days) — there are a couple that I’ve added to my list to check frequently.
    Best wishes, Robin

  6. Amy R on April 6th, 2009 11:30 am

    Kay – I enjoyed getting to know more about you and your new book as the week went on and I enjoyed learning about all of those that hosted a stop along the way. So much to see in this web world! Thanks for taking us no a great ride! amy

  7. Barb Rohrmayr on April 6th, 2009 11:48 am

    Good Morning Kay,
    I was just so happy to visit all those other blogs and see how they approached your work. I am new to blogging and wondering why it took me so long to jump into this exciting area.I will begin my search for your book as I have several ideas generated from all the various blogs. Here’s to many more books and many more Book-A-Rounds.
    Happy stitching, BarbR

  8. Ruth B on April 6th, 2009 12:09 pm

    I enjoyed the book tour very much and it was fun to visit new blogs. I love discovering new blogs and new ideas. Thanks for the tour!

  9. jane on April 6th, 2009 12:52 pm

    I enjoyed the tour a lot. Read a lot of good blogs and learned a few things. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had actually won, but it was fun anyway!

  10. Mindy in Kansas on April 6th, 2009 1:36 pm

    The Blog tour was a great idea. I especially enjoyed seeing the different projects from your book and the chance to visit the other Blogs. Hope to win!!!

  11. Lindi on April 6th, 2009 7:37 pm


    I enjoyed doing the blog tour. Because of it I checked the blog everyday (sometimes I was too late) and I enjoyed seeing the other sites. The only one I didn’t respond to required a membership in something so I didn’t sign up for that. Thanks again.

  12. Ginger on April 6th, 2009 8:10 pm

    Thanks for the tour and the great giveaway!

  13. Cathy Starkes on April 11th, 2009 5:41 am

    Hi Kay,

    I very much enjoyed the tour especially seeing/reading through the blogs. It was great to learn of new quilitng blogs. Now I have more places to vist on the web….

    Thanks –

  14. Nan Baker on June 16th, 2012 8:49 am

    Great blog tour with many great designers. A wealth of knowledge you have shared with us. Thank you for this opportunity.