Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy Quilty New Year

I'm so glad to see some of you were inspired by my attempts to get my scraps in order for the new year. Nothing like a clean slate. It will all be worth it when you feel like beginning a new project. Hope it's my Mystery Quilt, which we'll begin soon.

I cannot believe it's almost 2018. All in all, I have to say 2017 was quite a hectic year. I worked really hard and there were many ups and downs. My next book will be published by Martingale in July. I'm very excited about it. This is the best one yet. I know I always say that but this time it really is, LOL. They sent me a sneak peek of the cover recently and it's absolutely wonderful. I know you'll love it as much as I do, and the entire book as well. I'm expecting to get the sample mock-up pages next week and look them over before they do the final edit and the book is prepared to go to print. I'll share more with you when my publisher says it's okay. Yes, I know, it's a very long process to get a book from idea to reality, but oh it's all worth it. If you still haven't had a chance to pick up my last book, Small & Scrappy, I hope you do that soon so you can join us in more of the monthly quilt challenges we'll be doing from that book in the first part of next year. There are some cute little projects inside.




Also, I hope some of you had fun with all the events and swaps we held in the small quilt groups this past year. There will be more fun coming up in 2018 so you should join us (see group info on blog sidebar). We'll begin another Mystery Quilt sew along the first week in January, there will also be monthly challenges and our annual small quilt swap in spring, a signature block swap and probably another charm square fabric swap later in the year. (Maybe another retreat?) I hope some of you join in and participate in our online group events. It's a great way to make new quilting friends and keep in touch with the "old" ones.




I've been working on the new Mystery quilt pattern of the month and if you check back here in a couple of days, I'll have more info for you. I hope to have the first pattern available for you on January 3 or so.

My best wishes to all of you for a happy, healthy and quilty new year! Now go and finish cleaning up and organizing your scraps so you have a nice head start on a successful quilting year . . . .





10 comments:

Vickie Lewis said...

Thanks for all the great patterns and ideas. Love all your books and I am impatiently waiting for the next. LOL Have a Happy New Years!

Kerry said...

I enjoy your blog because your quilts are different - I like all sorts of fabric (my name is Kerry and I'm an addict!) - and yours are so lovely and warm, cosy colours. And thank you for the nudge to tidy up. It's working a treat - I've been sorting out spare HSTs and ironing as I iron other bits. Then they are trimmed and clipped into groups and put away in a tin (these are little bonus ones from flying geese corners). I've vacuumed and dusted and at the moment cutting a little and sewing a lot but tidying as I go. They say 20 days to make it a habit - new year resolution? Nope - I've already started as I mean to go on.

I thank you so much - glad I stumbled upon your blog - I can't even remember how!

I wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Kindest regards,

Sue Bennett said...

Happy New Year Kathy.

Ann in PA said...

Hard to believe that another year has gone by. I'm looking forward to your new book! How exciting for you...and those of us who love Small Quilts! Have a very happy, healthy, new year full of good times with family, friends & fabric! Hugs xxoo

Colleen said...

Happy New Year and wishing you and your family health and happiness :)

Thank you so much for your generosity and sharing your patterns and books with us. I have all your books and I'm looking forward to the next one.

Pascale Piete said...

meilleurs voeux !!!

Unknown said...

Impatiently awaiting your next book. If you say it’s the best one yet, I’ll believe you, but that makes the waiting more difficult. Stay warm in your Windy City...we are in for a real frozen week here in SE Michigan.
Renée Welton

Genther Lori said...

I've got them all! Looking forward to July!!! I'll have to get Small and Scrappy out and warm it up!!!

quiltgrannie said...

Kathy ~ Each new year spent with you is getting better & better. I'm looking forward to all the new challenges and getting my hands on your new book. Thanks for all you do, you are a treasure!! Happy New Year to You!!

Wilma said...

Happy New Year!
Thanks for your patterns and inspiration.
Love, Wilma from Holland

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