Sunday, March 14, 2010

Guess What.....

Sometime in 2008 I had a mini quilt design accepted for a Lark publication called Pretty Little Mini Quilts.

It seemed like forever to wait until 2010 for it to be published but guess what has just arrived.............

Published!

I am so excited and proud to be in one of these gorgeous little books as they are just lovely. The front section is filled with all sorts of fabulous quilt making information and then there are pages and pages of fabulous little quilts. From embroidery to applique, machine to hand sewn and traditional to abstract, there is something for everyone.

Here's mine.

Pretty Little Mini Quilts

And I'm in fine company. This one's from the very talented Kate from Two Little Banshees. I think it would make a great quilt for a baby given its slightly larger size.

Mrs Banshee's quilt!

And this one is from a fave read of mine Beki from artsy-crafty babe.

Artsy Crafty Babe

This is one of my favourites in the book but of course I have many!

My fave Pretty Little Mini Quilt

So simple and sweet.

And just because I know so many of you enjoy making these gorgeous little quilts I have one to GIVE AWAY. So leave me a comment and I will pick a name Sunday 21st March.

91 comments:

septemberbird said...

What a lovely book!
Congratulations!

pinkchook said...

the book looks lovely full of little bits of beautiful

Monika said...

This is wonderful - congratulations for this lovely book!!

John said...

oh my gosh...what a fun little quiltie book! amazing! Congrats to you !!!!!

sue said...

Congratulations to all you lovely ladies for making such beautiful quilts for a beautiful book. I shall await with anticipation for when it comes out so I can grab a copy too. I love the last one too!

smoothiejuice's hectichousehold said...

i love this book, you are so awesome.

Adrienne said...

Congratulations! You must be thrilled to bits!

One Flew Over said...

Great work Louise! Bring it along on Thursday so I can take a better look!!

Natasha said...

Congratulations Louise! Looks like a fabulous book. How exciting!

MargoNellie said...

Congrats! How exciting! I love these lil quilts.

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Karen said...

Congratulations! It must be so fullfilling to see your own little creation in print! I would love to own this darling little book! Every page looks so fun.

Tanya said...

Huge well done, congrats, you must be very chuffed, I would be if I won a copy :)

rachelmp said...

How fantastic Louise! Congratulations on your sweet quilt in such a lovely looking book

Sardana said...

Congratulations and thanks for such a wonderful giveaway!

Linda said...

oh this book looks like a must have!! it's gorgeous!! congratulations on having your very sweet quilt in it

jgflack said...

So sweet! Congratulations, I am sure you are so excited & proud. Love the book binding very original.

Mandy said...

Congrats Louise, the book looks just lovely. Can't wait to see the whole thing :-)

2paw said...

Congratulations!! A mini quilt seems just about the right size for em to cope with!!! And a whole book of them, wow!!

brissmith said...

Great book would love to win a copy :)Susan

Kate said...

Thanks Louise. It is such a gorgeous book and your quilt is perfect for the weather at the moment!

Ali said...

Congratulations on making it into print! Your quilt is charming - as are the others you've shown us.
But please don't enter me into the giveaway - I have skyrocketing levels of guilt already about the projects in all my craft books that I have not yet tackled!

Susan said...

I would love to win this book, it's wonderful. Your quilt is very nice and the others look great, too. Thanks for the chance to win it!

Congrats on being in it, also!

Katy said...

congraulations, clever lady!!!! That looks like a gorgeous book, and I LOVE your quilt!!!!!

Leah said...

Congraulations on being published.

What a super looking little book. x

Andi said...

Looks like a gorgeous little book.
Your quilt is, of course, very sweet.
Andi x

ginger said...

Congratulations! How exciting to be in a book! Those all look like fun quilts to make.

Jacque. said...

Congratulations all around! Lovely book...thank you for the chance to win one!

carol said...

I'm so excited to have the chance to win this darling book! I'm so happy for you....and happy for me that soon I might have the chance to see it myself!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Congratulations!! I love making little doll quilts. It gives you a chance to play a bit :)

LJ said...

Those are Lovely Little Quilts indeed!! I'd love to have my hands on this book to be inspired and run and make something!

Valerie said...

Congratulations!!

jenclair said...

Congratulations! Quite an honor!

badlandsquilts said...

Congratulations! What a lovely book!

Helen said...

Congrats!!!! How exciting for you, the book looks great! :)

A Plus Quilt Shop said...

That is so wonderful! Congratulations! The book looks great and I am sure will sell loads of copies!

upstateLisa said...

Congratulations! I have that book on my must-have list!

ladmquilter said...

To exciting what a great book, thanks for the chance to win.

Lollydo said...

I just love your work, and I am so excited you are published! Must have been difficult keeping it hush, hush for 2 years! The book is full of wicked good quilts to make. If I don't win this one, I'm getting it for myself as a gift for Mother's Day!
Congratulations!

Tami Fulton said...

Congratulations!!! Looks like a great book!

Barb said...

Wow, congratulations! What a gorgeous little book. Thanks for the give-away.

KQuiltyBee said...

Well, no one could resist this book--congratulations on getting a project included. You are in great company!

DeeRoo said...

Oh MY!! That is so wonderful for you!! Your mini is adorable...you must be busting out at the seams with pride!;)

Mary Perrine said...

Congrats!!1 I would love a copy of this sweet little book : )

flossyblossy said...

Wow...HUGE congrats!
Would be THRILLED to win this.

Amy said...

I love them all. I need to try and do a little mini quilt experimenting of my own and this is just the thing to get me inspired.

highwaycottage said...

Wow !! Huge congratulations. How awesome for you. Looks like a great book that I need to have :-)

Cheryl said...

What a cute book! Can't wait to see it in person!

susan said...

such sweet quilties, yours is super sweet. i love all these books and i think i have all but one possibly.noticed lucinda was first!! i would love a copy (signed by you of course) i hope i am the lucky one.

shawn-shine said...

what a precious book, and congrats to YOU for being published in it. I've seen some others in this series: PL patchwork, PL potholders, etc. FUN!

Lisa W. said...

Please enter my name, I would love one of these great little books. :0)

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations Louise -- that's fabulous! Love your little quilt -- it's just perfect!

Partito y Monito said...

What an adorable book - well done for being part of it!

otterdaughter said...

How exciting! I agree that one by Shelece is just darling. I'd love to see the rest of the quilts in the book!

Shannon said...

Congrats!! What an awesome project to be a part of. I will have to get a copy of this one -- it is right up my alley!

Michelle said...

congrats to you!! what a cute little book, looks like some great stuff in there. thanks for the chance to win a copy, you can make mine out to annamichellequilts, hehe:)

Sara said...

oooooooo lovely!!!

Paula Ozier said...

Congratulations, how exciting to be in such a beautiful book!

quiltiferous said...

Congratulations! How exciting to have your pattern in print! This book definitely goes on the wish list-so pretty!

peppermintpatcher said...

Well done! That is a very looooong time to wait for a book.

Anonymous said...

These gorgeous little quilts are so inspiring and congratulations on having your quilt in there.
Mandy Hawkins.

Beth said...

Amazing!! my birthday is this week, so I wouldnt mind a lovely quiltie book! congrats on getting published!

Poppyprint said...

I've so loved my first DQSwap experience, I'd love to check out the quilties in this book! Thanks for the chance to win my very own copy and congratulations on having your work published!

Bree said...

So cute, maybe free style quilting like that would suit me better than squares that won't line up? I'm actually making your Elephants at the moment and happended upon this blog!

denise said...

Your quilt is the nicest. Congratulations!

John said...

Congratulations!! That book looks chock full of inspiration. I'd love to get my hands on a copy! Thanks for the giveaway : )

Handmade in Israel said...

The book looks lovely! Many congratulations on being published!

Trish said...

Congratulations on being published! What an honor !! I would love to win
this wonderful book! Trish
www.quilttalesandcattails.com

jmbmommy said...

COngrats on the book! Your doll quilt is too much! Too lovely! Now I am curious to see who received it!

Vivian said...

Congratulations!!!! How wonderful you are in a book!

And thank you for being so generous, I'd love the get in on the giveaway, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. Days of Summer makes me think of my grandbaby:) Beautiful.

Clarissa said...

Wow. The quilts in it look great :)

Heather said...

what an amazing gift you have. the first thought is my grandma and all the wonderful little quilts she's made over her lifetime. thank you for bringing a smile to my face.

Fern @ CraftBlog said...

What an awesome book, I hadn't even heard anything about it yet! Congratulations on being published :D

Jo said...

What a wonderful little book, and I could sure use that to help me with one of these mini quilts. congratulations on getting published, and thanks for the giveaway.

Kandra said...

I would love to win that fun book! And congrats on getting your quilt in there! :)

KAndra

Chookyblue...... said...

Congrats and well done.......such a long time in between

Jessica said...

This is my first time visiting the blog, and wow! what a great first impression. These quilts are precious. I'll be back often.

Anonymous said...

Amazing, autumn is my most favorite season. Continue to be blessed. kelly d

the Campfollower said...

Well Done! You are brilliant and so are the other quilters in the book. Shelace was the first quilter I found on Etsy.com years ago...her style is so different and quirky.

Rebecca said...

Congratulations!! This book likes it is full of fun things!

Ritapizza said...

Congrats on getting published! Your mini quilt is so cute! I'd love to make one for my home! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

teresa p said...

Congrats! The book looks great.

Zenzhey said...

Congratulations! And I am sure the 2 year wait was just a part of your zen master quilter training!

little women said...

congratulations! what an honour - and all in very fine company too. YOur quilt is lovely - how very appropriate given our current season - My favourite is always autumn.
SO SO lovely to have you blogging again - I have missed you and have been checking in regularly - surprized to see you again.
thanks for the chance.

Bolmara said...

OH!!! I heart your blog!! Everything in it is lovely . My favourite of course are crochet items... I invite you to visit my blogs . Best regards and wishes !!!!

Shannon said...

Love it! Congratulations! Not sure why, but anything that says "mini" seems do-able... this book looks like a lot of fun!

midnight hysteria said...

congratulations on your publishing ... it's a darling book and i know i would be perfectly inspired if i won ...

Sherry said...

Wow - it looks sweet. I don't have many quilting books and would be proud to own this one.
Thanks for the giveaway.

PUKKA PINNIES said...

The book looks beautiful, very inspiring. I am just in the process of making my first patchwork, for a friends baby, I am very excited by it!!!! Congratulations

Bravosgrandkid said...

I love your contribution to this fabulous book. Congratulations!