Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Blowing my trumpet

OK so the exciting thing for me is that two of my blocks are going into the Stash Books Modern Blocks book coming out in October.  The two that are going in are a 12" version of the double circle of flying geese block.


KL's HST block

And a 12" union jack block which my mate Angela Cut To Pieces made a version of for one of our bees:

Union Jack - Busy Bees February

In case you're looking to buy the book, here is what it will look like (below) and they say it features blocks from "your favourite designers" although whether or not that's true, I will let you know when I get my hands on a copy.  I'm just kidding.  There's a ton of fabulocity in there.  Including me.  Yes me.  In print.  In a book that may appear in bookshops.  Could that be more exciting?  I have this fantasy scenario where I go into my LQS and the lovely LQS owner is browsing the book with her customers and gasping at the fabulocity and I casually say - that's mine, that one there - and everyone screeches with excitement.  It's not going to happen, I know that, but I'll let you know if it does.

61 comments:

  1. Woohoo! I'd already pre-ordered this when I saw Heather was going to be in it. I had a sneaking suspicion that you might be too. How cool!!!

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  2. Waheeeeeey! I was wondering when and where your mysteriously missing tutorials would turn up! Congrats to you uberlord!!!!

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  3. That's fabulous! This is definitely one I plan to buy. I'm sure it's full of amazing work.

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  4. Congratulations! Fantastic news.

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  5. Congrats, Lynne. It will happen in the LQS. It happened to Monika.
    read here!
    http://mysweetprairie.blogspot.com/2011/06/grinning-from-ear-to-ear.html

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  6. Congratulations! Inspiration for quilters now and in the future. Just imagine someone finding this book on a dusty shelf or in a pre-loved book shop in 10, 20, 50 years.

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  7. Big congrats to you, Lynne. It is SO well deserved, and you ARE one of my favourite designers so there.

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  8. The book sounds fantastic, as are your two blocks! Can't wait!

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  9. Congrats! I love both blocks & can't wait to get my hands on this book!

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  10. Do you feel it is you and some quilting buddies in there? There are a lot of familiar names behind those blocks. All right, Mr. De Mille, I'm ready for my closeup!

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  11. This is way exciting news Lynne!! Congratulations you clever clever lady. And with such great blocks too ... The cool precision of that double geese block is a real wow! every time I see it ...

    you do know stalking groupies will be google mapping your LQS and organising rota ... :) oh, did I say that out loud?

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  12. Oh how exciting for you and us too. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sounds like it's going to be another awesome must have book.

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  13. (squeal) Congratulations!! That's such great news - I'm off to investigate!

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  14. Congrats! Both are great blocks. I can't wait for the book to come out.

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  15. Congratulations! You deserve to toot your own horn. I'm sure the book will be a best seller.

    I can relate somewhat to how you feel. Recently, I taught my first quilting class, which was of a quilt that I designed. It was so rewarding to know that others liked what I created. I can't wait to see my students finished quilts--their interpretations of my design.

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  16. looks like a great book and just love your blocks, really everything you make is wonderful!

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  17. I can't wait to get my hands on this book....just because it has your name in it and then I can say....look ....she was my first interview on my podcast!!!!

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  18. And Hooray for you too today!
    HOORAY!! HOORAY!! HOORAY!!

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  19. Yay! Your blocks are so super cool! They'll likely be the best in the book! I need to do a post too, but keep putting it off. I dream of that moment of fabulocity as well. But I know after being in print this spring that the likelihood of any LQS here carrying modern publications or staff/customers sharing my excitement is pretty damn small!

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  20. Fantastic! Now the next quilt-a-long, after the FWQAL flurry dies down, can be your book. And we can all sign up for it. After we have finished stalking you at your lqs.

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  21. Congrats! That is fab news!!

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  22. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! that is so great...the blocks are marvelous; and you deserve the glory..soak it up and have fun with it...anxious to see the book

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  23. Dear lordy it was already on my Amazon Wish List!! (Obviously removed it now I know what's in there!).

    Well done you xx

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  24. Way to go Lynne - it's so super that theUK is being represented in a quilting publication of this standard - all to often it's North America based, better to be international - you just prove we have some great quilters and designers here

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  25. Bloomin' marvellous! Well done girl! I do hope you'll be having a giveaway when the book is out here? Jxo

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  26. Going to order that book soon!! Finally got the FWQ book!! lol! The stories are sooo endearing.

    Congrats on your book blocks!!!!! I made the fly geese circle,but not YOURS---looks awesome.

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  27. Wow! I can't wait for that book. I love the double circle of flying geese block.
    Of course it will be a toss up if I can do it, but I'm going to give it a try when the books comes out!

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  28. Fantastic! I'm so thrilled for you! Is it weird that I feel proud as well?

    I'll be placing this on my wish list.

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  29. Congrats Lynne, I really hope you get your LQS moment!!!

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  30. Congratulations! It makes sense now why you dropped the tutorial for that block from your blog. I went to go make it a while back and it had vanished!

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  31. Congrats Lynne, you have every right to toot your own horn!

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  32. Well, how cool is that? Wow! Congrats, girl! You surely deserve it!

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  33. Congratulations, Lynne! That is so awesome!!!!! ....and well deserved..... ;-)

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  34. Will you be coming to do a book signing near me?
    Well done Lynne. You are a talented woman.

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  35. Yay! So exciting, congrats! :)

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  36. Well deserved Lynne, I am sure all of us Brit quilters share in your excitement.!

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  37. Congratulations Lynne and very well deserved! I believe the LQS scenario could easily be reality too! I think you should now move on to a whole book of your own, I'm quite serious too and I woul definitely buy it! Enjoy!

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  38. I don't know if I can contain my excitement. I am so jazzed about that book and learning that you are in it, well that's just icing on the cake!

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  39. I'm so thrilled (but not surprised in the LEAST) that you are included in this book! Congrats! I already have mine on pre order. Last year when my selvage pincushion made the cover of a magazine I practically camped out at the bookstore so I could tell anyone/everyone who walked down that particular aisle: "see those pincushions? I made them." I'm so excited to get my hands on this book!

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  40. Haha! I hadn't even thought about the BOOK being in my local quilt store. The magazine that I'm in is in the local store, but so far I haven't had any opportunities to "share" that news with anyone there.

    You know I'm a huge fan. ;) I've made one and I still definitely plan on making the other (with my own twist lol).

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  41. ps I don't think I've ever been called someone's "mate" before. Love it!

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  42. Congratulations! Love both your blocks and can see how both of them made it to the book.

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  43. I had pretty much decided that I wouldn't buy any new books, but this is on my MUST HAVE list!

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  44. Great blocks! LOVE the clothespins in there!

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  45. Congratulations! I can't wait to see this book in person.

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  46. Congratulations! I am going to order it now as I really want to make that spectacular flying geese block of yours!

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  47. Yeah! I'll be sure to toot for you when I get my copy and share with my local girls! I love your blocks and can't wait.

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  48. Congrats. I love your blocks and can't wait to see them in print.

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  49. I'm super excited for you...that fantasy scenario might just come true.

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  50. Yay congrats Lynne. I will be screeching when I get my hands on a copy...if that helps! ;-)

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  51. Congratulations! And I would love to make both blocks!

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  52. Well done - if anyone should have been in it, you should.

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  53. Hehe, this post made me giggle. But aside from that, congrats. I really do like tht flying geese in a circle. Makes me think of figuing out a flying geese in a spiral. Hmmm, would I have to put a pile of feathers in the middle, do you think?

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  54. oh my God, can I come and boast about being your sister? Please? Oh go on?

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  55. Congrats!!! What an honor. I can now brag that I know that woman as I follow her blog!!!

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  56. Yay for you! Blow that trumpet!

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  57. lynne, this is soooo cool. i assume this is the book project that you thought it might never happen -- if so: i'm so glad!
    i've started piecing the double geese circle for my bee quilt (i'm halfway through...if i only had more time).
    can't wait for the book to arrive! congrats!

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