Tuesday, January 26, 2010

i've been published in a magazine!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
i've been waiting for this day for what feels like forrrreeevvver...
and it's finally here!!


my quilt... my crazy idea that started out half the size... with no borders... & really came from the thought of a baseball diamond... came to life... at a HUGE 96x96 & now is in print!

pinch me. really.
fabric = Nature's Notebook by April Cornell for Moda Fabrics

i designed this quilt back in september & now it's in the march/april issue of quiltmaker magazine! ...which is gonna be hitting your mailbox & newsstands soon!!


this quilt was made in record time.
i designed it with prints & wovens... unaware that the wovens weren't in production yet... eek!
luckily carolyn @ quiltmaker pushed my deadline back a week.
lissa & carolyn @ moda shipped the fabric overnight as soon as it came in.
i worked for 2 days straight to finish piecing it.
& then raced over to have kim pope quilt it in a day.
& had one morning left to bind it.
and it was off!

this was one of the few photos i got of it before i had to ship it...
{see the fall leaves}

now it's back home with me!
{i've been waiting to talk about this september! it was hard but i only blogged about it twice. here & here}


as you know i usually quilt my own work.
but time restraints... and size led me to call in the pros.
kim quilted this in a day with less than a week's notice!
thank you again!!


sometimes i still can't believe this is real.
seriously.


i'm also guest blogging over @ quilty pleasures today.
it's quiltmaker mag's blog
go check it out.
hint. giveaway. hint.

edit: fyi i ordered a bunch of copies & they will be listed in the etsy shop once they arrive!
edit #2: if you buy the mag from my etsy shop & want it signed... no problem

78 comments:

Kris said...

Congrats! It look fabulous!

Brenda said...

It is lovely and congratulations on the publication! I reminds me of summer.

Katie B. said...

Congratulations! So cool.

Connie W said...

Well, congrats are in order so here there are, CONGRATS! :)

angela said...

AHHHHHH - that's so exciting! And i'm so glad I started getting that magazine last month! I'll be stalking the mailbox.

VERY COOL QUILT! I may be tempted to make something that huge!

Congrats!!!

Thimbleanna said...

How Exciting! Congratulations Julie!!!

Denise :) said...

How awesome! I'll get the magazine, open the pages to your quilt, and say, "Hey! I subscribe to her blog!" LOL! :) It really is pretty -- congrats to you! :)

Dresden Quilter said...

I am so proud of you! Oh, I hope that does not sound weird. Congratulations! I am definitely going to be getting that magazine. I am already picking out fabrics in my head to make the pattern with.

PunkiePie said...

Congratulations! How exciting indeed!

Barbara Myltschenko said...

Congrats, that's amazing. But I'm not sure any of us are suprised, you are greatly talented.

badlandsquilts said...

Congratulations...it's great! (and huge!)

V and Co. said...

congrats!!! ;)

Melody said...

Julie! I am so happy for You! Congratulations! What a beautiful quilt! I will be sure to buy that issue.

Happy Stitches,
Melody

Amy R said...

Congratulations! I really like the graphic nature and the soft blending of the blues and yellows! Love it! You must be walking on air!

Lisa said...

Congratulations! Your quilt is beautiful and i love the colors! Way to go!!!

Cyndi Walker said...

Woo-HOOO!!!!!! It's lovely Julie... :) The first of many I'm sure!

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful! I will be excited to see it in my magazine.

rachel griffith said...

congrats!!!

Lisa D. said...

That's a beautiful quilt - congratulations!

Rebekah said...

congratulations! Love the striking design of this quilt. What a fabulous achievement!

2miracles/Tove said...

Beatiful quilts! Congrats!

Michelle said...

wow! many congrats to you!!! the quilt is beautiful!

Laurie said...

Oh Julie!! I'm so happy for you - congratulations!!!! You truly deserve it - you've been working so hard this last year (at least as long as I've been reading your blog - I'm sure you've been working hard for more than a year!!) This is just the start for you! Yippee!! Go Jaybird Quilts!! Will your copies in your ETSY shop be autographed?? One more thing - don't forget all us little people now that you're famous!! LOL!
Laurie

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Congrats Julie! That's awesome. I love the subtle colors. Very impressed!! Can't wait to pick up a copy of the mag. Way to go girl! Jenn

Dotty Jane said...

Congratulations! I can't wait for it to come to my mailbox:)

Sherri said...

Congratulations Julie!!!

Natalia said...

Congratulations! This is so exciting!

Leslie said...

congratulations, that must be so exciting.

Jennifer said...

AWESOME! I am so getting an autographed copy of the mag! Way to go! Congratulations!

Jennifer

Melissa said...

How exciting! I hope you find a fun way to celebrate being famous!

SGreen said...

Congrats!!!! That is so wonderful for you!!!

PamKittyMorning said...

Congratulations!

Lexilooo said...

congratulations! that is so exciting, and I will definitely buy a copy when it comes out!

Sinta Renee said...

So exciting! Congratulations!!! I love your quilt & the quilting your pro did! But I love your other quilt too... so can I say you are batting 100 with your baseball inspired quilt!LOL

Melanie said...

Congratulations, Julie! How exciting! The quilt is gorgeous!

kaiolohiakids said...

Congrats! It's beautiful

CitricSugar said...

YAY!!!!

It really is a beautiful quilt. Editors aren't fools. They know what's gold. :-)

Congrats!

Emily said...

Congrats! What an accomplishment--to make a gorgeous quilt AND have it published.

Stephanie said...

AWESOME!!! You should be SO proud of yourself - that is one gorgeous quilt!! :)

Lara said...

Congrats! She's a beaut! Well done!

Blue Is Bleu said...

Congrats Julie... very very awesome :)

Love 2 Quilt said...

Congratulations......what a great quilt!

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

Congrats Julie!! That is fantastic!
melissa

Bradie Sparrow said...

It is lovely!! Congratulations Julie. :)

Jan said...

Congratulations. It's a beautiful quilt. I love the story about your creative process, and the big rush.

Meg said...

Congrats, Julie! So, so exciting!! And what a gorgeous, springy quilt!

Barb said...

How fun and exciting...conrats!!

happy zombie said...

Super duper congrats! I think this quilt is EASLY going to be a Quiltmaker all-time favorite! I can't wait for the All-Time Fav issue comes out, and I can say, "SEE... I told you so!".

~melissa p. said...

Congrats!!! That is a beautiful quilt!!! Girl, you have some mad skills!! I found your blog not to long ago and realy enjoy stopping by. I'm in Rachel's siggy swap and I look forward to recieving your swap along with everyone else's. I'm a beginner quilter and would like to know your opinion on the best quilting mag. Is the Quiltmaker mag a good one to start with for a beginner? Thanks for you help.

Patty said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to get my copy.

Fabric Mom said...

Congrats. That is so awesome. And a beautiful quilt.

Beth said...

Congrats! Amazing work!

Christine said...

Eeek! Its like you're a real designer *Grin*. Congratulations!!! :) Christine

call me crazy said...

Congratulations Julie! :-)

Karen said...

Congrats!That's wonderful. Love the quilt; it's gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

This is a major accomplishment! I can't wait to see it up close and personal in the magazine. I've been following your blog for a few months and you've inspired me. I began quilting! Charlene

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Congratulations! It's a beauty!

Karin said...

I am so happy for you. I am glad it is finally published I know how hard it has been for you to keep this secret. I knew there was good reason to marry into your family.

Sandy said...

u made me cry tears of Joy this morning, it is such a wonderful feeling for a Mom to see her daughter "shine". Today I call u "STAR shine" instead of sunshine:) I love u so much. Such a memorable day for you to treasure. Soak up the glory, it is so well deserved!!
Love
Mom

natalie. beyond the reef said...

...and from the other side of the Nation...the same sentiment from me...it IS your time to shine...sit back and SMILE!! Natalie.
No, really. BIG smile. Really.

Deb said...

How very exciting! The quilt is beautiful! Congratulations!

Brad Herman said...

Your so Famous now even google Suggests you:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=903094&l=16b6ea16a1&id=1404607539

Congratulations Julie, nice job.

Keep up the good work.

P.S.
Last post!

Tracey said...

How exciting!

I'm trying to decide which part is my favorite... I think in general I just like that it looks like a quilt block, super-sized. It looks so pretty hanging next to your other one. :)

Trisha said...

So cool and very exciting. I am not sure how you kept it quite for so long. It is very pretty.

Good job!!!

Tricia said...

Congrats!!!!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

That is exciting news! It looks like they photographed it beautifully!

Betty Lou said...

Congratulations-----next we will see your name on the selvage edge of fabric. Keep the ideas coming.

Dad said...

I am really proud of you every day, but this day is special. You did this all on your own and that is a great accomplishment. This is only the beginning and I cannot wait to see your accomplishments yet to come. What a beautiful quilt and I get to see it up close. Your Great, Great Grandmother would have be proud. Love DAD

June at Quiltmaker said...

Congrats Julie--I'm so glad we met you. It's fun to read your excitement about being published and how excited your family and friends are for you too!

RE: melissa p
I know this is a biased answer ;-) but we work hard at Quiltmaker to include quilts for all skill levels, including beginners. We want our patterns to be very approachable. For example, in Julie's design our editors spent a lot of time making sure of the best way to explain the yellow triangles that extend into the borders. I hope you give us a try!

Micki said...

Congrats! That is so incredible that you got into a magazine. I will have to see if I can get the magazine here in Ireland.
Micki

April Cornell said...

Dear Julie,
I am so delighted that you have used my Nature's Notebook fabrics for your quilt. It is delicious. A confection of devon cream and powder blues. Bien Fait! Congratulations on being published Jaybird!
April Cornell

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Congrats! That is so awesome!

SheilaC said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the colors and bold shapes!

Congrats on getting published :)

SheilaC

mascanlon said...

Hurrah! Its gorgeous.

Trisha said...

Congrats! That is so exciting!

Jared said...

I bet your more happy for 75 comments iol I totally would be.

arlette said...

Congrats for being there!!!!, you're a talented girl!

Jane said...

I just got my Quiltmaker Mag...woo hoo, I know someone famous!
Jane StP, one of your CA fans.