Thursday, May 3, 2012

Busy as a Bee!

I never expected the flurry of activity that swirls around the release of a book. My email box is overflowing and I'm doing my best to handle it all. I finally got the upcoming events tab updated with what's happening in just the next couple of months. Again, thank you for all of your kind words and support. We've started a "Quilting Modern" Flickr group for those of you who are already making quilts from the book. Dang, you are quick! I've seen versions of Fiesta and Blind Copilot and I've heard from many of you that you are busy making quilts. Yipppeee!! Sew on, peeps!!

"Shattered" is my favorite quilt in the book and my son's favorite. Too bad for him it has places to go and things to do.

 That means I have to make another one for him, a queen sized one for his bed. I promised. I'm on it, Ben! A friend and I tried to do a rooftop photo shoot with a few quilts.
After 100's of shots with most of them ending up like this one...we gave up. It was a windy city day...but that doesn't mean we didn't enjoy the sunshine and the view from the roof of my building.
Katie has another event coming up in Seattle. Again, if you're anywhere nearby (within a 4 or 5 hour drive) be sure to go out and support her. You'll get to see quilts from her collection and some of the quilts from the book. She made the "Shattered" quilt from the book in another colorway....massive quilt love! Thank goodness that quilt didn't slip into the water!

I'm sewing again...a little at a time and working on protecting my neck and back and keeping myself in shape to continue to be the kind of quilter I want to be. That's a long story for another time.

20 comments:

sew katie did said...

Oh yeah! Rendy came with clamps for that photo shoot. I L-O-V-E the original Shattered. I'll take lots of photos and miss having you there.

Jenny said...

heading over to the flickr group now to see what is going on! i am signed up and ready for class and brunch at the appleseed guild show!!

2ndAvenueStudio-Rachel said...

Joining the Flickr Group ASAP .... maybe a QAL by technique is in the works?? or blind co pilot, if I have to pick a pattern..
Congrats and hooray!

Sara said...

That quilt is fabulous with wind and all---just wonderful quilting job!!

Paula said...

I must check it out! I'll tell you Strip Tease is calling my name!!

Tina in Boston said...

Wow! What a chic quilt! I can see it in a design house in NYC!

krislovesfabric said...

Ha! I see Jenny left a comment above on the June Appleseed Class and brunch...I am also signed up and can't wait, so happy you are doing the brunch :) I agree with your son Shattered is my fav from the book too! Feel better, neck and back pain is no fun!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Shattered is incredible Jacquie! Wow!

MariQuilts said...

Shattered is definitely a favourite of mine.

Kristy said...

I've been dying to get my hands on the book and finally found it...YAY!

It's total eye candy, I can't wait to dive in and be completely inspired.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Your and Katie's book (that doesn't sound like proper grammar but you know what I mean..) is simply phenomenal. You both should be so proud or your huge accomplishments!

Ethne said...

Awesome quilt - oh fancy this in a lovely deep buttery colour and autumn toned batiks

SusieDW said...

Take good care of yourself ...

Ida said...

Safety pins, and/or spring-loaded clothes pins work wonders when trying to get a quilt to stay in place around a railing. :)

Love this quilt!

Aliceart said...

I haven't seen the book yet, although I'm looking forward to it very much. Love, love this shattered quilt!

Debbie said...

Geat design. I love it photographed in an urban landscape.

Nicole said...

I just saw a copy of your book today. I was practically drooling over every page! Well done! I can't wait to get my own copy and get sewing!

felicity said...

SUCH a gorgeous quilt!

cinzia said...

Stunning quilt! And i know what you mean about the neck and back pain. I just got back from a massage and the therapist said I'm a mess! Feeling a little better now.
Can't wait to check out the flickr group!

Bronwen said...

Really beautiful, Jacquie. I'm in love with "Shattered" too!