Friday, December 2, 2011

Some Projects and Some FANTASTIC News

I've been working on a couple of things.

This is a block I made for Victoria @ Bumble Beans for the New Bee Swap.  I liked how it turned out, however....I goofed.  I've had so much on my mind lately (will tell you what at the end of this post), I got the size right, the dark colors right, the star right, but the star was suppose to be a light blue.  I sent it anyway with apologies.  She sent us some fabrics to incorporate in her block.  So I told her I would make a new block if she would be so kind as to send more fabric.

This is the block I made to send to Beth @ Love Laugh Quilt for a chance to win enough blocks for a quilt.  It went in the mail today.  Mine is very simple, some are very elaborate.  I hope I win.

Now I've been in a bit of a tizzy lately.  Around November 1, I got my copy of Quiltmaker's Newsletter by email.  I'm sure some of you get it too.  In this particular issue they said they were looking for quilters to be a part of their 2012 Scrap Squad.  You had to send them an email telling a little about yourself and 3 pictures of Scrap Quilts you have made.  So I sent them an email, with pictures on Nov. 2.  I got an email saying they received my email and would get back to me in a few days as they had publishing deadlines.  So everyday I would check my email hoping to hear word.  I was so anxious and then I knew I hadn't been chosen.  Monday while checking my email I saw a reply.  I was afraid to open it because I knew it would say....Thank you for your interest but the squad is full.....

What I saw shocked me.  It said:  CONGRATULATIONS, we would love to have you participate in the 2012 Scrap Squad.  My heart stopped.  I yelled, YIPPEE.  

Quiltmaker will be sending me a pattern that will be in an upcoming issue and will be making a scrappy version of the quilt.  I need to photograph it and send it to them.  The photos will be shown on line (with quilts made by the other squad members, we are 8 in all) and will have a chance of having our quilts in the magazine.

Needless to say I am thrilled.  I will be participating in 6 issues starting with the March/April issue.  I keep you up to date on what is going on.  Wish me Luck!!!

Hugs, Cathy


Doniene said...

How wonderful, Cathy!!! I excited for you.


MB in MI said...

Love BOTH your blocks! Congratulations on being picked by Quiltmaker magazine--how exciting!

Janet O. said...

Congrats, Cathy! That is very exciting news.

beth said...

How FUN!

Allie said...

I love your blocks and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I can't think of a better person to be picked for the Scrap Squad!!! How awesome is that!!

Cheryl said...

Super congratulations! Sounds like fun. I cannot wait to see the quilt you make.

Kim said...

I'm just leaving the 2011 Scrap squad and have enjoyed the work and the chat with the other members.
I'm pictured in the Jan/Feb issue of Quiltmaker mag. along with my fellow members. Diane is a great editor and really cheered us on, you'll enjoy working with her.

thanks for joining my blog and I'll look forward to seeing how you adapt the designers quilts this year.

Happy Sewing

Talin's Corner said...

Congrats...I cannot imagine how excited you must be. I will be looking forward to seeing your scrap quilts.

Jen said...

Congratulations Cathy, I was holding my breath reading your post.How exciting for you to be in the Scrap Squad and Quiltmaker magazine.6 issues Can't wait to see them from March.
I will look for Kim also.

Miki Willa said...

Both your blocks are wonderful. I love the red star! What a great block. Congrats on being a member of the scrap squad. That is fantastic.

libbyquilter said...

however, i don't think you need me to wish you luck as you are a great quilter and will do fabulously~!


Anonymous said...

That is great news and I'll be interested in seeing your end product. Congratulations! Love the two blocks.
The blog hop is fun and I hope you are enjoying it too.

Mama Pea said...

Cathy, sorry it's been so long since I've been by. It has been CRAZY here! Congratulations on this! That is so cool! I can't wait to see what you do. Keep us posted, okay?!