Yet another parcel, yet another book! This one I have been working on with Quiltmania over the last year, and it is finally here!!! When I say working on, I did the projects and instructions, and the team at Quiltmania did everything else such as page layout and photography.....it was a HUGE surprise when I opened the bag to see what they had done ....
Some of my all-time favourite designs are in this book, along with some new designs.
Quiltmania do such gorgeous work with their books, so it was exciting to be asked to create a book with them. I am now planning on a trip to France (first time EVER to Europe) to promote the book in Nantes in April yayay!
If you would like to see more pics of the book, then you can visit the Quiltmania website.
Unfortunately I have no other photos to show you at this time, as I sent everything off SO quickly to France, and I didn't take any truly great photos (just ones taken too late at night....I guess you'll just have to get your hands on the book ;). By the way, it is written in two languages, English and French!
208 pages of FUN!!
Until next time
I know it has been AGES since my last post, so yet again I must apologise for my blogging tardiness.
SO what has been happening since Christmas? Everything and nothing! I have been working hard writing instructions - so hard, I yet again had a computer melt-down, one major reason for the lack of post!! My family also ran away for a week at the beach which was brilliant, and straight after I had a stay in hospital with my son, just for a routine check-up - can you believe it's been over a year since his brain surgery to try and rid him of epilepsy? Well, good news there - he looks like he almost has a clean bill of health and has had a huge reduction in medication, with a possibility of going medication-free in the future - the best result possible!
So now for the BIG REVEAL! Well, I'm guessing many of you have already seen the completed quilt as it was sent to some shops a week or so ago -hopefully you will be able to find a pattern near you!
I decided to go with an A4 format pattern, so larger than my usual patterns with PLENTY of instructions. I broke the instructions into nine parts (but all in the one pattern), so it could be used as a Block-of-the Month if anyone so wishes to, but without the expense of a full Block-of-the-Month pattern set. I am hoping this works for everyone.
I know shops are going to run this as a block-of-the-month program, and I am in the midst of working up kits and programs too. Hope you like it!
Until next time
I think I'm almost organised....just one more present, and cooking...and a bit of cleaning....
I hope everyone has a great Christmas - may it be ever peaceful and joyous with much happiness and laughter with friends and family! Two of my clever friends made me two gorgeous gifts!! how lucky am I?!!
Thanks everone who has supported me throughout the year, and to those who have swung by my blog to say hi! You have made my year! I look forward to sharing more with you next year, but until then, stay safe and have FUN!
Drumroll please....Pete used his random number generator and came up with......145!! After checking it once, then checking it twice....yes, felt just like Santa....the winner is Patricia Quinnell! She wrote...
Hi Annie thanks for the chance to win a bundle of your amazing fabric Button Tree Lane. i am in the middle of making one of your bags and this afternoon will hopefully finish it. Have a wonderful Christmas and can't wait to see your new quilt quilted it is beautiful is it going to be a BOM.
So Patricia, if you could send me your mail address to email@example.com, I will post out your present!
Thanks to everyone who entered. I wish you could ALL have won. Thanks too for the wonderful comments so many of you had written. Good news if you didn't win ...the rolls of Button Tree Lane fabric landed on my doorstep yesterday afternoon, so it is ready for sale now YAYAY!!
I always LOVE receiving packages in the post, especially when it is something I have been waiting so long for!! The samplings of my latest fabric range Button Tree Lane have arrived and I have been having FUN working with them, but more on that shortly!
Firstly, I thought it would be fun to send a fat eighth bundle to someone else to play with, so it's COMPETITION time!!
All you have to do for your name to go into a hat to WIN WIN WIN is to leave a comment. The competition closes on December 15, 2013, so GOOD LUCK! Hopefully you will receive an extra Christmas parcel this year ;)
In case you were wondering, my new quilt Gossip in the Garden is away being quilted, so as soon as it returns and I put binding on, and a pic taken, the full quilt will be revealed - sorry for the long wait!
If you want to see the whole Button Tree Lane collection, then you can visit Henry Glass Fabrics
....well the quilt TOP at least. I am off to the Australian Quilt Market today, (patchwork wholesale show in Melbourne), so am madly packing now. I was hoping to have the quilting done, the binding on, and the instructions written, but......
.....something to look forward to when I return I guess! I will post the WHOLE quilt pic when it is ABSOLUTELY complete.
Thanks everyone for putting your ideas forward as to how this should be sold. I am going with a completely different format to what I have done in the past, and am hoping it will suit everyone, as I had such a mixed bag of comments. I think this way will suit everyone (fingers crossed).
Well, off to pack and GO - can't wait to catch up with my friends, and to see what is NEW! Always FUN.
Until next time,
I am still appliqueing dresden pates onto backgrounds, and finishing off a bit of stitchery, but am finally at the stage of working out what to put where. A bit of toing and froing and pulling out of hair - not sure I like this way of designing after all.....a little scary not knowing the direction it will take...I must like control in my life ;)
So planning and placing is happening, mainly thinking and staring, making a block here and there to put between applique blocks....
Until next time
yes, a little bit of stitchery HAD to make its way in..... I had someone ask if this was going to be my next BOM. Do you know I am still sitting on the fence as to how to approach this quilt - ie how to put it out there? At the moment I am thinking it will be a large pattern that can be converted to a BOM if people want to go down that road.....feadback please!!
Until next time,