Friday, June 15, 2012

There is life after manuscript!

Pieced Hexies is in the hands of my editor/team at Kansas City Star and they are literally “going to town”.  With so much completed they have pushed the release date up….waaaayyy up!   At this time the scheduled release date is September 1, 2012!   I am so very very excited! 

I will hopefully have a snapshot of the cover to share with all of you shortly.  At that time I will begin to take preorders.  I do know that price which will be $27.95.   There is a lot of photography in this book!  I sent them 130+ samples! and all will appear!  WOW!

But now it seems there are a few extra hours in the day.  And it is quite nice.  Been on the book treadmill since February.   And yes I am starting the next book actually in just a few days, the pace will be much much slower…at least on my end.  I figure start now so when that next deadline looms I am ahead of the game.  At least that is the plan.  We will see how this works.

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I did get some quilting in this last weekend.  It has been decided that Whist Jubilance will make an appearance in Pieced Hexies – this is not your Grandmother’s Flower Garden, but there will be no pattern…but truly it’s easy peasy and I am sure most will figure it out.  

 

So while there are a few other things on the “to do” list I am giving myself a week of puttering around the studio to decompress.  I will tackle a few things as I know myself too well and I hate having things “hang over me” but I will play a bit…I promise. DSC06041

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I might play with some orphan blocks that have made their way to me.

 

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I have several batches of orphan blocks that are truly enough for entire quilts they just need some sashing and  borders.

Then there is always this quilt top that is a recent find at the Kane County Flea Market for $40!

 

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There’s the background to complete for the next Pieced Hexie quilt.

 

 

 

 

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…and then there is this obsession that has creeped back out of my travel bag and is begging for attention….what to do ….what to do.

2 comments:

Maggie Szafranski said...

Loving it! Love that pieced background! That is very similar to a pieced background I recently did for a row swap, that has appliqued English paper piecing (not hexies, but jewel shapes)! Same wavelength!

lcscottage said...

Love your hexies!

You are nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award:
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