I'm in a book!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Yesterday afternoon, I heard the UPS truck pull up in front of our house. Although I've ordered quite an extensive amount of things for my Quilt Market booth (just two more weeks!), I wasn't expecting anything yesterday. He handed me a package from F+W Media and inside was a book - Beyond the Block.

Chambray quilt in Beyond the Block book

I had absolutely no idea why this book came to me. I first checked the address on the package to see if it was delivered to the wrong address. Nope. Then I checked the author's name to see if it was a friend. Nope. I checked the receipt to see if it was a gift. Nope. So I shrugged my shoulders and fanned the pages.

Then this happened: WHAAATTTTT?!?!?!?!?!? Go back!!!! What was that?!?!? THAT'S MY QUILT!!!

Chambray quilt in Beyond the Block book



As a complete and utter surprise and shock to me, the "Somewhere in Indiana" quilt that originally appeared in Quilty magazine in July of last year was chosen to be included in this book!! (You can see my post about the quilt in the magazine here.)

Chambray quilt in Beyond the Block book

Beyond the Block is a compilation of twenty log-cabin inspired quilts that have appeared in various F+W magazines in the past year or so. And since I had no part in the making of the book, I can honestly tell you the book is BEAUTIFUL and so well done!!

Chambray quilt in Beyond the Block book

I can't even believe the company I'm among! The other contributors to the book include Liz Evans and Elizabeth Evans of Simple Simon & Co., Malka Dubrawsky, Siobhan Rogers, Jemima Flendt of Tied With a Ribbon, Debbie Grifka, Cynthia Brunz, Tula Pink, Gina Tell, Ramona Sorensen, Deborah Fisher, Monika Dunkley, Vikki Burton, Nancy Mahoney, Corey Yoder, Tina Lewis, Lisa Swenson Ruble, and Jacquie Gering.

Table of Contents of Beyond the Block book

My quilt is made entirely with chambray. The fabrics are all from the Neon Neppy line by Robert Kaufman. (The quilt includes grey, denim, blue, royal, charcoal, and magenta.)

Chambray quilt in Beyond the Block book

There's a "Material Difference" feature included in the book which talks about working with the fabric.

Material Difference in Beyond the Block book

I absolutely love how this quilt feels! It's the softest one I've ever made, and it just begs to be cuddled with! It's so deserving of a second publication appearance!

Chambray quilt in Beyond the Block book

You can get the book from The Quilting Company in both hard copy and digital ebook forms. Or you can get it on Amazon.

Beyond the Block book

I'm so thrilled for this!! It's my first time having a quilt and pattern in a book!! It surely won't be the last!!

Chambray quilt in Beyond the Block book



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14 comments:

  1. Congrats!!! That's such a great surprise!!!

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  2. Congratulations! How very exiting!

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  3. Oh wow, what a fun surprise. I'm super glad they sent you a copy!!

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  4. Yay! That's so exciting for you and what a lovely surprise all at the same time.

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  5. Congratulations. A wonderful surprise. Your work is worthy of course.

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  6. Good for you! How thrilling. Thanks for sharing the experience with us.

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  7. Congrats what a fabulous surprise.

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  8. Big Congratulatons Laura! I have a copy of the Quilty Magazine which has your Somewhere in Indiana quilt and it is a wonderful quilt-I love the colors. Good luck at Quilt Market!

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  9. Wow..! Congratulations for this wonderful surprise gift. This actually the surprise. Thanks a lot for sharing this very interesting post here.

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  10. Congratulations...I can imagine your excitement!

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  11. What a happy surprise! you are just crushing it!

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  12. Congratulations! And it's almost better that the first time was a surprise!

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