|Squeal!! Isn't this exciting!!|
It's fun to look back at how this happened. Back in May (almost a year ago) I found out my DQS12 (Doll Quilt Swap) partner, Emily of Simple Girl's Simple Life, had submitted a fun block called Red is a Neutral which was chosen for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 7. I was so happy for Emily! She hosted a magazine give-away on her blog and I happened to be the lucky winner :o)
After looking at all of the creative blocks in that issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks I began wondering if I could design an original block to submit. I played around with an idea, drafted a pattern, and made up a sample block for consideration for Volume 9...that was in August. Then I waited on pins and needles until February when acceptance notifications were sent out to those with blocks chosen for inclusion. Oh. How. Exciting!!
The Volume 9 on-sale date is May 6. Prior to that Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks will host a blog tour from April 28 - May 2, and my day is Wednesday, April 30! Each day of the tour you can visit the blogs of various designers to read about their design process, and get tips on block construction or possible layout options. You won't want to miss the fun give-aways, either!
I'll leave you with a sneak peak of the magazine cover!