Saturday, 11 May 2013

500 Quilt Blocks (and 20 Projects)

So Kerry verykerryberry and I wrote a book.  500 quilt blocks and 20 projects.  Quilts, pillows, bags, pincushions, tea towels, thread boxes and 500 blocks.  Not drawings of blocks.  Actual real fabric blocks.  Some classic blocks, some variations on classic blocks, some new blocks, some foundation paper pieced, some appliqued, some English paper pieced, some tricky, some fiddly, some dead easy.  And last night, ping, without us knowing it was going to happen, it popped up on Amazon.  So that must mean it's real.

It's out on 14 September but we are hoping to bring advance copies to the Fat Quarterly London Retreat together with life size cardboard cut-outs of Kerry and me smiling inanely and holding some of the blocks.  OK I made that last bit up because I'm more than a little excited.

79 comments:

  1. I'm not sure I'd want to use Amazon as my yard stick for reality LOL but that is fantastic, well done.

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  2. How exciting!!! Looking forward to seeing this in all its glory - with or without cardboard cutouts!

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  3. Congrats! Hope its a big success!

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  4. Yay! There's got to be a quilt-a-long once it's out! So pleased for you both. No wonder you were a bit quieter on the blog for a while.

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  5. Yay! There's got to be a quilt-a-long once it's out! So pleased for you both. No wonder you were a bit quieter on the blog for a while.

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  6. Oh cool, congratulations!

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  7. You so have to do the cardboard cut outs now! And charge people to have their photos taken with them. ;-)

    congratulations on what looks like a totally awesome book!

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  8. Soooo crazy excited for you!!!!! I can't wait to buy a copy.

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  9. Yay, big huge congratulations to both of you! That's so exciting!

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  10. Well done! If you don't get the cardboard cutouts you are going to have to do the pose at least!

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  11. Huge congrats to you both, sounds like a classic of the future.
    How about cut outs with those big holes where the faces should be and then people could poke their heads thro and pretend to be you!!

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  12. Wow, fantastic! Congrats :o)

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  13. Congrats, can't wait to see it in person :)

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  14. Wow, that's awesome! Congratulations!

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  15. Woo hoo that explains all your secret projects - well done to you both x

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  16. Congratulations. I shall have to look out for this one nearer the time. I love a new book and this one looks so useful.

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  17. Congrats!!! I am really looking forward to this, as both of you are two of my favourite bloggers! I will put this on my wishlist on Amazon, can't wait!

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  18. A book wot you wrote. Wow! Congratulations.

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  19. Congratulations, looks like a great book, can't wait to see more

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  20. That's amazing Lynne, well done to you both. Hope it's a huge bestseller! :-)

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  21. Congratulations to you both!

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  22. Congratulations Lynne and Kerry! ... I love the subtitle of the book!

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  23. Yay! Many many congratulations Mrs, this is why you were so quiet, no? Cant wait to see it! Shame you're kidding about the cardboard you... I'd nick it when you werent paying attention and take it out for some classy photo opportunities in London.....

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  24. So happy for you both - love the format!

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  25. Congratulations to you both, it looks great and is sure to be a best seller.

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  26. WOW guys this is amazing. I am so going to have to get rid of some of my earlier books that I had to have because I don't want them anymore. Amazon here I come. Wish I was coming to the retreat but I just can't justify the expense as our grandson is being Bar Mitzvahed at the end of June and we are giving him a big present and ..... But next year I will.

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  27. Congratulations! I'm sure it will be a hit, already looks like a must have!

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  28. Hurray! Any chance of getting you and Kerry on BBC Breakfast to talk about the popularity of quilting and promote your book? I like the idea of cardboard cut-outs: you could make them mechanised/robotic and train them to sign your name for you ;o)

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    1. Ooh I do like that idea. As long as the whole thing is recorded for YouTube :)

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  29. Yippedee-doo-dah! Sooooo excited for you both xxx

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  30. So exciting, and I don't even quilt. I think you should have those cut outs where there are no faces and we can pop our (far less attractive) faces through and pretend to be you. Only I'll pretend to be KB as she has the kind of Janis Joplin hair I've always felt I deserved.

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  31. Congrats! Unfortunately there's no sneak peak on Amazon:( I'm sure your book is lovely, but it would be nice to see some of it content before it hits the stores:)

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  32. Congratulations! But I just looked on Amazon and I'm a bit confused. There seem to be 2 books out in September, same title and similar look. One by you and one by Susan somebody. How come??

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    1. I was wondering about this same thing. Kind of funny to see two 'only books you'l ever need' :-)

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  33. Woohoo, congrats! Can't think what's been keeping you so busy of late... ;o)

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  34. Well, how cool is that!?! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy. Running over to Amazon to pre-order!

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  35. Congratulations! Really looking forward to the cardboard cut-outs. Oh, and the book as well ;-) This looks like a real must-have in any quilter's library.

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  36. Oh boy ~ can't wait ~ it's on my wish list! Very exciting!

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  37. Congratulations, that's fantastic news!

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  38. Excellent news, Lynne. I look forward to it. And 500 blocks--that is soooooo much work!

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  39. Fabulous news.
    I for one cannot wait to have a flick through and see what you two quilting gurus have come up with.

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  40. Congratulations Lynne!! What an absolute massive amount of work this must have been for you both, I'm in awe!

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  41. EEP!!! Advance copies, you say??? I can't wait. Super exciting news and congratulations to you both!

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  42. Congratulations Lynne! I was sure you had a book up your sleeve, and this looks like it will be fantastic :)

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  43. congratulations. I can't wait to see it at FQ Retreat

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  44. Congratulations! Must be great fun after all the hard work. Look forward to the book!

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  45. Congratulations to you both!
    Can't wait to see more of this book!

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  46. Wow, congratulations! In London, you will have to autograph a page for me to glue in my book maybe? I am so excited for you, can't wait to get it. Maybe I can pre-order?

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  47. You two kept that quiet! Many congratulations. I am going to bring a massive handbag to FQR so I can handbag myself to the front of the queue! Di x

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  48. Congratulations! What great news and I am sure it will be a great success!

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  49. Congratulations again - woo hoo xxx

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  50. Very cool! Congrats on your new book!

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  51. Fantastic! Can't wait to get a copy ;) Congrats!

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  52. How very exciting! You work really hard and I am very excited for you! I can't wait to see it and try out a few of those 500 blocks! That is a lot of blocks! Sounds like a quilters must have book!

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  53. Congratulations Lynne + Kerry, what wonderful news!! I cannot wait to sit down with a cup of tea and have a read through it .. .in September! With you two collaborating on a book, it will be nothing less than fabulous.

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  54. Wow, congratulations. I've been following both of your blogs for quite a while. You both give so generously of your time, give such good advice and are a great source of inspiration, you deserve every success.

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  55. I have preordered mine! How very exciting!!!!

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  56. I just knew you were doing a book and I was sure Kerry was too, but I never worked out you were doing one together!! How lovely, can't wait to see it in real life! Well done you two!!

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  57. Congratulations! Well done you two!! How exciting! Can't wait to see it xx

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  58. Woo Hoo!! Congratulations.... Dreams do come true.... x

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  59. Congrats! It'd be pretty fun if each of you carried each others cardboard cutouts. Treating them as real people :)

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  60. Congrats--it sounds like a great books, can't wait to see it!

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  61. 500 blocks? pshaw. That's not nearly enough. ;)

    Congrats my friend! I love how everyone finds out via Amazon that their book is public. I'm of course going to be needing a signed copy. Double signed!

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  62. Lovely, I have pre-ordered it and am looking forward to making lots of things from it! Well done to both of your and congratulations!

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  63. Congratulations! So fun to watch your meteoric rise to the top :)

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  64. Wow, congratulations, Lynne! I can't believe you guys sewed FIVE HUNDRED blocks!!! My hat is off. : ) Can't wait to get a copy.

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  65. Woohoo!!! How EXCITING. Congratulations to you Lynne such an achievement. I'm off to Amazon to place my order. :)) Xxx

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  66. Well done the two of you. What a huge achievement. Can't wait to get my grubby hands on it.

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  67. CONGRATULATIONS!!! What an achievement----can't wait to pick one up, Lynne.

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  68. Well it was obvious that you were up to something! Very well done to both of you, can't wait to get my grubby paws on a copy

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  69. Spectacular!! What a huge job. Can't wait to get a copy!

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  70. I was pretty excited for you when I saw this on Kerry's blog. I am going to get this book for SURE.

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