Thursday, October 2, 2014

I'm published!

My project is in the October edition of 

"Homespun" magazine!

Oakshott Scraps from my friend Cindy @Live A Colorful Life


I first received an email from the editor early in 

November 2013!



Yes, that was eleven months ago!

I redesigned a block from an 

old quilt blocks book-


The block was called "Dusty Miller".

Pardon the scribblings....

I made some subtle changes

and used modern day 

foundation piecing techniques!

Oh, that's blurry!

 I echo quilted around the design, 


And I forgot to take any photos of the finished item

before I sent it off in March!

Nearly perfect points!

So here are some photos from the magazine!



If you decide to make my block or bag,

I'd love to see it!

I think a series of these blocks would make a great 

quilt too....

And as extra encouragement, I am happy to send a 

copy of the magazine to one of my faithful followers!

If you have left a comment on my blog in the last six 

months, and would like a copy, 

leave me a comment on today's post-

tell me how you'd make my Dusty Miller block more 

YOU!

I will pick a winner in a week or so....


Happy sewing!

SUZ

38 comments:

  1. congrats! that's so lovely. I don't know if I've commented before, but I follow and enjoy your blog. I would do the block in solids too, in cool colors with gray I think?

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  2. Don't pick me, cuz I doubt I've commented, but I had to say how much I love your block and bag - the linen is such a nice touch! Congrats on the publishing!

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  3. Ohhhh! Love it! And I am sooooo happy for you! Susan, your piecing and editing skills are top notch! You are the real deal! Sooooo happy for you, friend :) I actually would love to make this block....but yours looks so good! I guess if I did it today I would use a subtle text background and maybe some cotton and steel basics. But I don't think I could improve on yours...it looks fabulous!

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  4. Love your block! I have some brights that I think would look great in that design.

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  5. Congratulations!! It's a gorgeous block and gorgeous bag. Hoping my copy is waiting in my PO Box.

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  6. So happy to have the teensiest part--Oakshotts are so beautiful and this is a fabulous block. So happy that you are published!!

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS Suz!!! this is such a fun block, and the bag is great. I have never paper pieced, so I'd have to get that figured out before planning a project.

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  8. Congratulations, that's awesome. Great block and it looks lovely on the bag.

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  9. Look at you! I am so thrilled for you! How very exciting. It is a beautiful block. Big congrats!

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  10. Your bag looks so great, Susan!! Congrats on your publish...no matter how long it took! I have no idea what i would do to make changes as I really like the solids for that block....very awesome!

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  11. Congrats on being published!!

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  12. Congratulations Suz!!! What a great block, it looks wonderful as a bag, are you tempted to make a quilt of them?

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  13. I like Mary's idea of using a text print for the background - and I can't go past soft blues, greens and greys for the triangles. But I'd use it for an offcentre feature on a queen size quilt, with some gorgeous straight line quilting (if I could do it!) Congratulations on having a project published! Did they just approach you out of the blue on account of you being so wonderful??

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  14. Such great news Suz - what a blast to see your project in Homespun!!
    As for changing the block to be more me - I'd have to go with a colour gradation (radiating out from the centre), I wouldn't be able to help myself!

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  15. Congrats! That is really cool! I love the block with the Oakshotts, but another thought would be with a LV background...that's my thought right now.

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  16. Congratulations !! Thrilled for you !! xx

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  17. Well done! I like Homespun magazine, and it is the one local mag I still regularly buy. Even the paper feels nice. Make sure you get extra copies for family!
    Of course, I would personalise the bag by making it pink or red and adding flowers and maybe dots. I think I still have the mind of a 7-year-old girl. :)

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  18. That's a beautiful bag! Congrats on being published! Yay!!!

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  19. Wowee, a huge congrats, that's so exciting!! And such a gorgeous design, I love it! xo

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  20. Great design and it made a fabulous bag. Enjoy the buzz!!!

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  21. Congrats - so thrilled for you :-) I would have to go for a rainbow!

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  22. Love your block Susan and congratulations on being published! The fabrics you used are perfect. I maybe would use some low volume background along with OUR favorite turquoise and orange prints!

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  23. CONGRATULATIONS!! What a gorgeous block and what a perfectly wonderful tote bag. I'm so happy for you and so glad that you got your creation into a magazine -- hooray!

    I'm all smiles over here. . .
    :) Elizabeth

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  24. Congratulations, Susan! What a beautiful modern take on this vintage block! Makes for a striking tote bag and I can easily picture a lovely table runner or a pillow made from this design. So pretty!

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  25. Massive congrats Susan, what a fabulous block! The bag looks amazing.

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  26. Wow, I am so pleased for you and what a beautiful block and bag!

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  27. Your famous! Congrats Susan. Have a great weekend

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  28. Congratulations! This is exciting news. Your project looks great. I am waiting for my subscription copy to arrive so I can see it in person.
    I do hope there are more published projecta to come. Well done.

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  29. Perfect work, perfect regard. Congratulations :)

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  30. Congratulation! What a wonderful block in a wonderful bag.

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  31. will have to see if I can find the mag.......looks good........

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  32. Congrats on the publication! The bag and block look great!

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  33. Oh Susan! This is beautiful! It's nice of you to share how you adapted an old design to come up with this modern creation. It's really lovely! I hope you get a lot of attention from being in print like this. You sure know how to design!

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  34. Yay congratulations you must be really chuffed. Love the block too, so clever!!

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  35. Congratulations on your publication. It's a beauty

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