Friday, April 23, 2010

the cover!?... really!?

Friday, April 23, 2010
i have crazy news to share with you...
the fantastic jill mead of apq amazingness
recently informed me...
that my quilt made the cover!

cover girl!
i feel like i won project runway or something...
you know... when anthony found out that heidi was gonna wear his dress on the cover of marie claire??
well that's kinda how this feels.

eek.
pinch me.  this all still feels so unreal!
i heart this quilt.
a lot.
{and i miss it... it's been gone for months!}
and still isn't home yet!

but i have this one to keep me company
{the original one i made... with martinique prints & rural jardin wovens}


and...
i've got a new shop!
i've made the move to big cartel!
i've got kits available of circle around!!
and copies of the summer issue of quilts & more


and....
the first 15 kits get a custom label made by me!!
it's like a mini block!

i've also got some fabric for backing options...
but supply is limited!

oh...
& sorry for the excessive exclamation points.
but i just couldn't stop!!

110 comments:

Shawn said...

Congratulations Julie and I think kits are great!!!

Beth said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I love this magazine, will be sure to get you to autograph my copy ;-)

Vicki W said...

Congratulations!

Jeannie said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and you can use as many!!!!!!!!as you want!!!

TheaM said...

WAY TO GO GIRL!!!!!!!!
I love your quilts, and you are such a fun person!
More Power to You~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!
(and I'm doing a VIGOROUS happy dance just in your honor!)

Leslie said...

this is awesome!!! congratulations. the quilt is beautiful. this is my favorite quilt magazine.

Cara said...

Congrats!! That is so cool.

Helen said...

Well done!!!! That is exciting news!!!

Candi said...

GET OUT! o.m.g. So awesome! Congratulations!

The quilt is super cute too. Circles? That's one that's been in my head...

Anita said...

Congratulations!!!!!This is a big news! You can be proud of yourself!

kate spain said...

Wooohooo! Congratulations, Julie! Now i can call YOU 'Cover Girl' mwahahaaa

Kaye Prince said...

Congratulations Julie! This is awesome - I love Quilts and More, it's one of my favourites so I'll definitely be picking up this issue!

Tricia said...

Wow!!!!!!!!! Congrats Julie! I absolutely love it! You'll autograph my copy...right??

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Congratulations! It's exciting enough to be IN a major quilt magazine, but the cover . . . fantastic! They photographed it so beautifully, too!

~ Sara ~ said...

Congratulations!! That is just so awesome!!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations on making it on the cover! That's huge :) How exciting, enjoy it!!!! Love the quilt!

Merryl said...

I am not surprised - you should be on every cover - you are so talented! How should we celebrate?

Gene Black said...

Congratulations.
I suspect if I made a magazine cover, my post would be unreadable from the excessive exclamation points. (and kudos on the correct term, I often see them referred to as "exclamation marks") Of course, the rule "Beware of overusing exclamation points. Using them too frequently makes them less meaningful." is one I break frequently. *sigh*

RWL said...

congrats, julie! this is awesome!!!

A Beaded Affair said...

You go right ahead with those exclamation points!!! Very well deserved.
Congratulations and lots of luck with the new shop!!!
Lois
http://www.abeadedaffair.com

Carla said...

That is just wonderful! I'll be checking the racks for the magazine. Congratulations!

Terriaw said...

Congratulations on this fantastic news! You must feel so proud. Don't apologize for those exclamation points - you deserve every single one!! I can't wait to get this issue to see that cover project up close.

susan said...

Julie, Fantastic!!! Your design is great and fabrics too. Exclamation points are how to express excitement in the written word...
and you definitely have something to be excited about!!! Congratulations.

Jennifer said...

You go girl! That is awesome beyond awesome! I just bought some freebird . . . mama likes! I just might be making circling around quilt.

angela said...

Oh my goodness - big HUGE congratulations!! This, Fat Quarterly, kits...are you getting worried about oversaturation :)

FabricsNQuilts said...

Congrats! Love the quilt & your positive attitude! You should be proud of your accomplishment & use as many !!!! as you feel (!)

upstateLisa said...

soo coooool! congrats!

Annette said...

Congratulations! That is an awesome quilt!! Love it.

lulubloom said...

Congratulations -- that's huge news! Use all of the exclamation points you want!!! :)

Vicky said...

With lots of exclamation points I say CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Barbara Myltschenko said...

Okay newborn on my lap, typing on my iPod, and totally jelious and amazed as usual! Congrats. The quilt is amazing (I'm thinking of getting the kit) you deserve all the praise that comes your way. You've dine an amazing job of making modern quilting cool! Congrats Julie

polly said...

Congrats! You should be very proud!!! Love the quilt!

Qubie said...

I love it when I know someone that has a quilt in a magazine. Congrats!

Jamie said...

Woo hoo! That's fantastic. I love Quilts & More for the cute, fresh ideas. Can't wait to pick this one up!

Dresden Quilter said...

Congratulation Julie! I am so proud for you! It looks like along with my fabric collections I am now going to have a Julie magazine collection!

Valerie said...

Neat quilt!

alobsiger said...

Congratulations! Lovely quilt!

Jewel said...

Wow! Congratulations! That is so wonderful for you.

whitey said...

way to go! I just started to cut some of these blocks up yesterday love circle quilts right now!

rachael said...

congratulations, julie!!!! you've come so far, and so fast! i'm super proud of you. ps, the shop looks great!

allsewnup said...

Yay You!! Congratulations, Julie.
Your quilts are spectacular. Your new shop "a must see".

hugs,
Carolyn

Alyson said...

Congrats!!! How exciting! And a very cool quilt too. :)

Ann Champion said...

Congratulations!!! Just wait and see how you feel when you go into a store and see your quilt there on the cover. ;)
Congrats on the store too!

Heather said...

how come you're such a super star??? i'm lOVING this quilt and kit!! such a cute way to display this new line... clever, clever Julie!!

xo, Heather

Karin said...

Don't apologize for being excited! That is the COOLEST news! I'm doing the happy dance for you! What a great quilt too - can't wait to get mine in the mail! Congratulations - well done!

Jodie said...

So happy for you that must be an incredible feeling. Just ordered your kit and I will be feeling happy when I get it in the mail, especially if I get one of the world famous autographed blocks! Thanks again for sharing your world with us!

Nicole said...

Hey Covergirl! Wow! I love it with the bright colors too. I'll have run out and get that mag so I can make one myself ;]
Congratulations!
Nicole

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You "Made It Work" Julie!! Congratulations!

Ann said...

Love the quilt - ordered the kit! Many Congrats and such sucess!!! I am in love with circles right now and can't wait to get the kit to get started. Keep up the awesome work! you keep all of us motivated!

You Rock!

kelly lautenbach said...

Wowee! :) Congrats on the cover. It really is a fun one!

MAMACRAFTY said...

Hoping you have many more "cover girl" experiences! Congrats!!!

Marilyn said...

Congratulations!!! It's the perfect cover quilt!!

corinnea said...

Congrats, it's a very lovely quilt!

Trisha said...

That is so awesome, Julie! Congrats!

Brittany said...

awesome! love the quilt and the mag. congrats!

Sandy said...

Goose bumps, total goose bumps, even some happy tears! You always give 100% to your creations & We are so proud of you. We are so proud to be your MOM&DAD:)

amy smart said...

Way to go Julie!!

Clair said...

How do you cute the circles? Do you use a GO! Cutter, or the like?

Micki said...

Congrats and what a lovely quilt!
Micki

Blue Is Bleu said...

OMG that's flipping awesome!!! Congrats Julie :)

Brad Herman said...

Congratulations, Making the cover is super amazing! Keep up the great work.

Gnomemade said...

Congratulations! The quilt is great (and I love the Project Runway reference!)

Cyndi Walker said...

HOW AWESOME!!!!!! Amazing and you totally deserve it Julie! :)

SewCalGal said...

Woo hoo. Put on your heels and let's go party! Congratulations. Beautiful quilt too!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Dorrie said...

Uber cool! Congratulations!

wishes, true and kind said...

Julie! There just aren't enough exclamation marks for something like this! This is HUGE!

Me and My Sister Designs said...

Congratulations Juliet!

I love the quilt and will pick up a copy for you to sign at market.

Barb

Patty said...

Congrats! You have really accomplished alot to be proud of!!

arlette said...

Congrats for being there, your quilt's amazing!!!!, too bad we don't get the magazine here, *sigh*

Melody said...

Oh my goodness! I am so happy for you! Wow! That is one of my fav magazines. Congratulations!

denitta said...

Julie - So proud of you! You have such talent and I am glad that the world can see it openly!! <3 that you are thriving and able to do something you love.

:) congratulations and YITS :)
Denise

Heather said...

Check you out! That is so cool, and this is my fave magazine too, so I am totally buying it. Your quilt is really cute. Great job!!! You work hard for it, I know.

holly p said...

Congrats! Your quilt looks so wonderful on the cover! How exciting!!

Poppyprint said...

Congratulations BIG TIME!!! This is so cool. I love both versions of the quilt (did they ask you to do the different one for the cover?).

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

cool! so cool for you!

traceyjay said...

so exciting!

and it's a really cute quilt too. :)

patchworkpalace said...

Hey, well done!!! I will be popping out to pick up the mag...I may live in the uk but I love this magazine and I live your quilt!! Keep sharing your projects....

Melissa Stramel said...

Whoo hoo! Way to go, girl.

flossyblossy said...

HUGE CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes i love exclamation points too. I always put 2 at the end of every sentence!! :-)

Phyrflie said...

I saw your shop before you announced it :) I'm trying to set one up too, and was looking at the others when I came across yours :) I saw it and thought "Hey I visit her blog like every day!" LOL Grats :)

Sinta Renee said...

HOw cool is that! A cover girl! I love that quilt... it's really cute Julie! I am anxious to see your Fat Quarterly magazine also... next week, right? Congratulations on the shop too:) You are on a shooting star!!!

Patty said...

Good for you!

Dandelion Quilts said...

congratulations that is sooo cool!

izzy inspired said...

that is so awesomely amazing!!!!! and well deserved that quilt is beautiful! and exclamation away....i know i do!!!!!!!

Trillium said...

You totally deserve it!! How awesome :)

Sewlmate Sister said...

Well you little Devil!!! I'll tell all the girls!!!A great big Congratulations!!!!! I feel like a proud MOm!!!! hee Hee

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Congratulations! Not surprising though:)

Kim said...

Congratulations!
I just love good news and when one of out own gets recognized!!!!!!!
Yeah for you and continued good wishes for even more fame and fortune.....this pattern is so cheery and bright who could resist?

Happy Sewing

KarrieLyne said...

Pinch you??!! Sweet! That gives me justification enough to go buy a plane ticket to PA.. =P

That is super news Julie!! I'm totally geeking out over here in IL for you!! I can only imagine how you feel!! You and the quilt definitely deserve it!

Big big hugs!

Oh, don't forget, I expect another million dollar siggy ;)

Barb said...

WooHoo!!! Look at you!!! ;o) (exclamation points are good)

Scott at the Blue Nickel said...

Congrats on being the covergirl!! I know how thrilled I would be...so I just know you are on cloud nine!! way to go!!

Jandi said...

Congratulations! You are amazing and deserve your moment in the spotlight (or is that cover-light? hmmmm...)!

Lynne S of Oz said...

Congratulations! that is a very nice quilt and looks great on the cover. I hope you get it back soon! :-)

momto2wasd said...

Wow...that's so exciting for you! Congratulations!!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Gefeliciteerd! this is so cool.
Have a lovely weekend.

Ashley said...

Wow Julie! It's absolutely gorgeous. You must be thrilled!

Mishka said...

Woohooo .. cover girl. Congrats Julie, fabulously exciting news!

Ellie said...

Congratulations Julie, its all happening for you. Enjoy it!

Emily said...

YOU ROCK!

rachel griffith said...

it's only fitting that i get to be your 100th comment.
:D

ubber proud.
seriously.

Billie said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to pick up a copy!!

mandylifeboats said...

love this publication; i eagerly await the next issue; always great ideas and inspiration. congratulations on your submission!

Julie Andrea said...

My FAV magazine! Good for you and congratulations!

Hugs,

Julie Andrea
sundayschild1966ATyahooDOTcom

Ariane said...

Wow! Congratulations! That is so exciting! Your quilt is beautiful!

Laura said...

Oh wow! Congratulations!!!

SheilaC said...

wOw I love that quilt! Congrats on making the cover!!

SheilaC

Laurel H. said...

Congratulations!!! That is absolutely wonderful; I'm so happy for you!

Cathy Fry said...

Congratulations on having your quilt published. What a great accomplishment.
I love your circle quilt. I bought the fabric - a layer cake on line (a first). I've never bought a layer cake or any fabric on line. I am learning a lot from the Philly Modern Quilt Guild - I'm so glad I joined. I will no doubt be pestering people for advise as I go along.

renae said...

Heh. I started making this quilt before I started reading your blog. Now I know why I like you so much! :)
I'll send you a picture when I'm done...

Julie said...

I picked up this magazine because of the quilt on the top and THEN I found your blog! I love it and have intentions on making it one day. Congratulations! You deserve it!