I'm so excited to be able to announce the reason for my absence here!
I have been sew busy!!!
I have a new book I have been sewing for …
by Lori Holt
of Bee in my Bonnet
Available March 2014
If you did my Great Granny Along with me…
you will recognize:)
A few years ago I did a tutorial on
my easy method to make my
"Great Granny Block"
(so named because of the
additional row around the outside)
This really is a traditional block that
my grandma used to call
But us modern quilters of today
have nick named it
inspired by the crochet square
by the same name:)
My tutorial will now be in book form…
along with other projects
and published by
It's Sew Emma
I love working with Kimberly and the girls!
All projects in the book ar
centered around the
great granny block and are
simple and fun to make.
The book will have 4 projects...
along with 2 brand new blocks...
which I have designed for the labels:)
There will be 2 quilts in the book...
and a pillow.
This is not really what
the front cover will look like…
it's just a mock up for the pre-order page,
but this quilt will be on the front cover.
I took several pictures to show you
while I had it hanging in my front room:)
Next week Kimberly and the girls get here
for a photo shoot
for the book:)
I will be able to show you every project in the book then!
I can't wait…we always have so much fun while they're here:)
My friend Helen Brutsch quilted this quilt for me…
I love how she did it:)
I wanted it to look very traditional ,
like my grandma and great aunts would have quilted it.
I think she did a wonderful job and I'm so pleased with how it turned out.
Of course I put my
"Quilty Back Pockets"
in the corners for hanging:)
Here is the label that I designed for this quilt.
Of course the pattern will be in the book:)
I love to embroider and so I added some
onto the label for extra stitchy goodness!
I have also designed a new pattern called
The sampler uses my 6 favorite embroidery stitches that I always teach.
If you pre-order the book
you not only get 20% off the retail price of 13.95
but you get my Stitchy Sampler pattern for free!
if you would like to pre-order:)
I will be able to show it to you completed and framed in a few days:)
I'll be blogging more all next week and showing you lots of pics of what's happening during the photo shoot
I'll also be sharing things on
Instagram as they happen.
to follow me there:)
I have used my newest fabric collection
(which will be released in March as well)
for all of the projects in
Great Granny Squared
If you leave me a comment telling me
that you have
pre-ordered the book
followed me on Instagram
and I will pick a winner
on friday of next week and send them
a Fat Quarter bundle of Vintage Happy:)
I can't wait to hear from you!!