Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I can stop stalking the newsagency now

... because the magazine has finally arrived!!!  Most days this month I have very casually wandered over to the magazine stand.... but I was not disappointed today.

Yes, I'm pretty cool calm and collected when it comes to these things. I wouldn't do a little happy dance in the shop or anything.. would I...

or pass it around at work, or show the missionaries when they came to dinner (they politely looked interested).

Its such a beautiful magazine, and its a real honour to have my name in print!

The quilt that appeared in the magazine was sent to a friend who very generously helped Todd and I out when we really needed it. So I quickly put together another one with the new Rural Jardin fabrics (its a really quick and easy quilt). I thought I'd show you a couple of different layouts with the same blocks.


I was originally going to go for the above layout, and after playing around with them decided on the one below. This is an example of one time when the final quilt was different from what I had originally planned.

I think the layout below would also be a fun one to play with. Its great how different placement of the same blocks can yeild such different quilts.


So this is the quilt (not the best photo sorry) that is currently displayed at the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair at the Down Under Quilts stand. I'm heading down there tomorrow and I can't wait. Browsing through all of those stalls is just like Christmas for quilters!

19 comments:

  1. I would have done the happy dance with no shame!!!! Congratulations!!!

    Blessings,

    KT

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  2. Congrats!! This looks like a fun pattern. Nice to see the variations on the placement of the blocks too.

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  3. Congratulations on making the magazine. It is certainly a cute little quilt. I think I prefer the original layout but they are all cute and it's nice to see all the variations.

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  4. Im doing the happy dance for you! congratulations!

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  5. I sure hope we can find that magazine here in the States. Otherwise I might just have to send you some money to get one for me--which you could then autograph!!That is such a great pattern!!

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  6. Congratulation on making the magazine, and of course a happy dance would be in order for such an event.
    Elaine

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  7. how lovely! congrats for being in the magazine, great work kate!

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  8. Awesome, I have been stalking the news agency as well but so far I've only seen last months. I'll go pick it up now! Yay!!!!

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  9. congratulations, I have quietly been checking out my newsagent as well so now I can go in there with a bit more confidence & actually buy something rather than looking like i'm just casing the joint... again... :)

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  10. Dance away! Congrats it's just lovely and I'm thrilled you're getting the recognition you deserve!

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  11. Yay, congratulations Katie! I've got my copy! I've been stalking my local newsagents too. I phoned them on Wednesday and finally it was there. I love it!
    XO Amelia

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  12. Congratulations Katie. How exciting to see your name and pictures of your gorgeous creation in print. Have a lovely weekend.

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  13. Must say the best thing in that issue was definitely your quilt!!!!!

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  14. WOW! That must feel absolutely awesome, almost surreal to see something you've made in a magazine with your name on it - ahhh - can't wait for that day lol.

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  15. Beautiful quilt...love the colors!

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  16. this is so pretty! congrats on being in print!

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  17. Congratulations! I had to go out and buy the magazine :) I have a Japanese prints layer cake that I bought, but hadn't quite found inspiration for.....until now :)

    I was directed to your blog by your aunt (in law?) Lisa and I'm so glad. Great blog, great patterns!

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  18. oh gosh Kate! congratulations!
    what an acomplishment :)

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  19. Do you have this pattern available to download? Every time I see it, I want to make it! Thanks!

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