All weeks are busy but some seem to have more packed into them others. Finalising stock for the AQC and loading it on a pallet coincided with the delivery of my book.
And here it is, finally and not a moment too soon.
As the name suggests, it is a collection of the things I love to make, a scrap quilt, baby quilt, pillow cover with yo-yo trim, red & white table topper, this year's journal cover, redwork sampler, sewing accessories and simple decorative items.
I released my first pattern just over 10 years ago and it feels right to celebrate this anniversary with the release of my first book; something that never crossed my mind all those years ago.
I have three copies to give away. For a chance to win a copy, simply post a comment by Monday 16 April. The three winners will be randomly selected.
If your going to the AQC next week, make sure you drop by Stand 191 and have a look at the book and samples. It will be for sale at the special introductory price of $22, normally $25.
For local girls, don't miss the book launch at Avonleigh Country Quilting on Wednesday 24 April, 11am-12.30pm or 5.00-7.00pm. Please see their blog for more details.
If none of the above suits, you can order a copy of the book here. Please indicate if you would like your copy signed. For this month only, there
will be no postage charged on Australian orders and postage on overseas orders will be discounted 50%.
More often than not, when I sit down to design and make a new project, the finished item bears no resemblance to what I initially had in mind. I'm easily side-tracked. There's always the temptation to try a button here or maybe a piece of felt, applique a flower...... And sometimes what I think will work on a bag is better suited to a needle keep. But the past week has been a little different and the two things I set out to make have been made.
Yes I'm very focussed. I have a deadline to meet. Next year I will be releasing a book filled with projects I love to make. All very exciting and just a tad scary, with a great deal of work in between now and then.
I've been designing quilts and other sewn items for decorating and use around the home, since 2003. I especially love making quick things and gifting them to family and friends. My favourite techniques include needle turn and felt appliqué, stitching, hand and machine piecing. I live on the Victorian/NSW border, Australia.