No, this isn’t a book review. I guess it could be, but there’s zero chance I could be impartial, so let’s call this more of an announcement. One I’ve been sitting on since last December!
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I’ve shared lots of my projects on FaveQuilts over the years. I love it because they feature nothing but quilt-related projects, instead of having to weed through everything else like you do on some sites. The categories make it easy to find whatever you’re looking for.
Last winter, an editor from FaveQuilts contacted me to ask if I’d be interested in submitting a quilt for a book they were publishing with Leisure Arts that focused on quilted wall hangings. While writing my own book is still part of my plan, I’m not ready to do it yet, so I was thrilled with the idea of being a part of theirs.
I sent three designs, hoping they’d find one they liked. The book would only have 11 or 12 quilts in it, so I was prepared for a thanks-but-no. To my surprise, they chose two!
They loved the colors I’d selected, which turned out to be a bit of an issue for one of the quilts, because I couldn’t actually find fabric anywhere that would work. I ended up creating my own through Spoonflower so it would look exactly like I’d envisioned. This is what my yard of fabric looked like:
Surprise number two came late last month when the book came out. They used one of my quilts for the cover! 😲
There are eleven quilted wall hangings in the book, and I like every one of them. It made me feel even more honored to be a part of the book when I saw the quality and creativity of the other projects.
The quilt on the cover is called Modern Mountain, and the other one of mine is Geometric Plaid.
If you’re interested, you can buy the book through the publisher, Leisure Arts, either as a paperback or digital download. It’s also available on Amazon, or might also find it on the shelf at your local Joann’s. I went to one near me, just to see if it was there. Seeing it sitting there between Kaffe Fassett and Pat Sloan made my heart flutter a little.
Even more exciting news - I was invited again to submit ideas for their upcoming book on mini quilts, and I just found out one of those was selected! I’m working on that design right now, and I’ll let you know in a few months when the book has been published.
Right now I have to go get my project ready for my segment on Afternoon Live tomorrow. Wish me luck, and cross your fingers I don’t glue myself to the set! 😂