Thursday, January 10, 2013

Bean Spilling

 
 
My hands are sweaty and my stomach is all twisty.  That's my quilt on the cover of a book set for release from Martingale in April.  In an effort of keeping it real, cause you know I like to do that, I had to backspace and retype that sentence three times.  My fingers are having a hard time locating the letters on my keyboard.
 
Mine is one of 14 quilts you'll find in Modern Baby.  Here is what the kind, kind people at Martingale say about the book on their website:
 
In this amazingly diverse collection, a bevy of talented quilting bloggers present appealing baby-quilt designs for sewists and quilters of all skill levels. Designers include Amy Smart, Audrie Bidwell, Carolyn Friedlander, Carrie Bloomston, Dana Bolyard, Jake Finch, Jen Eskridge, Lindsey Rhodes, Melissa Corry, Pippa Eccles Armbrester, Sarah Flynn, Shea Henderson, and Victoria Findlay Wolfe.
  • Showcase bright, bold solids and modern fabrics--perfect for stimulating Baby's senses
  • Choose from 14 small quilts that can be easily completed in time for the baby shower
  • Rely on clear instructions and illustrations for each inviting design

Eeeeekkk!!

-dana



67 comments:

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Dana that is awesome! Huge congratulations :)

jlk said...

Congrats! What a cute quilt.

Pamela said...

Love the quilt! Looking forward to book!

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Wahoo for you!

Lee D said...

congratulations, very excited for you. You should be jumping up and down!

Leila said...

Yea!!! Love your fish!

Katy said...

congratulations!!!!!!!!!

9patchnurse said...

Wow, congratulations! I love that quilt, just love it. I can't wait to get the book and make it.

dolores said...

And I call two of you buddy and pal!:)
Now why couldn't it come out earlier so I could get it and then have you autograph it when I see you in March?! Oh well...I'll still get you to do that then mail it to Amy to get her to sign it too!:)

Congrats kiddo!!
xoxo

tara said...

Congratulations!!

Greta said...

Congrats! I love your little quilt on the cover. If the rest of the quilts are 1/2 that cute then this will be one amazing book. Nothing better than little fishes but then you went and made him patchwork :)

Katie B. said...

Woo hoo! That fish is so cute!!

Alice said...

Awesome! Congrats--you do such fun work! I will have to grab a copy.

Alanna said...

Congratulations! Your quilt is so cute, I love it!

Kelsey said...

Congratulations - how exciting!!!

Kim said...

Cover girl! Oh yeah that is exciting and looks like you are in good company too :0)
Congratulations and I wish you continued success.

Happy Sewing

Terriaw said...

Congratulations to you Dana! This is awesome news. Your cover quilt is so fun. I love the whimsical imagery and the colors. So happy for you.

Beth said...

Awesome!!! Congrats. I can't wait to ssee that book. And bring it home.

Ranch Wife said...

How very cool it that?! I am eeeking with you! Congratulations to the cover girl! I am in baby quilt mode and excited to get my hands on this. April seems like a long way off!

thedodds said...

Congratulations: gorgeous quilt x

Regina said...

That is so fabulous! You're a "Cover Girl"!!! :-) And what a fun quilt!

DebbyMc said...

Woooohooooo! I always love your quilts...so I'm not surprised in the least :) Fantastic, congratulations!

DebbyMc said...

Woooohooooo! I always love your quilts...so I'm not surprised in the least :) Fantastic, congratulations!

Kar said...

How exciting!!! I'd be dancing all over the house about this awesome news. Soak it up!!! :)

diane said...

This is more than awesome Dana, but so well deserved. The quilt is beautiful and yo are an amazingly talented person

Jacque. said...

Wow...I am completely in awe! YAY for you!!!

AnnieO said...

Wipe those sweaty hands so I can give you high TEN! Congratulations. Wow, the cover!

~Michelle~ said...

Quite the company you're keeping! The quilt looks awesome (and I would actually make it) - can't wait to see the others!

Sara said...

Reaaaaally cool Dana!!! LOTS of hugs!!

scottylover said...

Awesome! Love the cover quilt! The fact that is it yours is wonderful!

Sandy A

Mimi said...

Congratulations!! Great news to share - you must feel like you are floating! Woot Woot!!

Chelsie C said...

I just came over from Melissa's blog and I must say your quilt is my favorite! I may have to buy the book just for your pattern :)

Shannon said...

Yay! My birthday is in April and I need to make that quilt for our new baby! Beautiful, Dana! Congratulations!

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

Eeeek!!! Congratulations Dana!!! : D

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations Dana! That is awesome!

Jennie said...

I absolutely love this quilt - from the moment I first saw the book - will definitely be buying it and I already know who will be getting that particular quilt - can't wait till April!

ksrunt said...

You have the best beans ever! Congratulations!

em's scrapbag said...

That's awesome! So happy for you!

Jenny said...

That's so exciting! Congratulations!

Amy said...

Dana that is super exciting!!! Congratulations!

Amy - Amy's Creative Side said...

I was wondering whose that was on the cover! Love it - congrats Dana!!

Paige said...

Congratulations! That's so exciting! I can't even imagine the feeling of being "published"!

Kristen said...

WOOOT! Congrats, Dana! That's just awesome.

Oh, that quilt, yes, it had to be on the cover because it's fantastic.

So tickled for you. So very tickled.

Celebrate away. You are on your way, ducks. :D

Katie said...

So exciting, Dana! COngratulations :-) I love that little patchwork fishie!!

sallgood said...

Super exciting news! Congratulations!!

Molly said...

How exciting!! Congratulations Dana!! And just think .... I knew you when.

AnnieOf Blue Gables said...

wow! I play draw-something with someone famous!! Good for you! I'm so proud and happy for you. <3

Carolyn said...

congrats!!! the cover looks fabulous!

Trudi said...

Cogranulation s, who knew you'd be a cover girl!

CitricSugar said...

Holy crap!! Yay!! That rocks! I totally have to get that book now….

I also have the Ernie-esque urge to say "Heeeerrreee fishy fishy fishy…!"

Corinnea said...

That is awesome!!!!!! Your quilt is so cute! Congrats. The cover! WOW!

lrstitched.com said...

woohoo cover girl! congrats, I love your quilt!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

How exciting is that!! Congratulations.

Tracy said...

Congratulations.. What a thrill.

Mama Said Sew said...

Wow! That is so exciting. Congratulations Dana!

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Congratulations Dana! That is just fabulous and i LOVE your quilt on the cover. Just adorable and perfectly lovely quilting.
Yay you!

Kim said...

Congratulations! Beautiful quilt and a book it looks like I'll have to have!

Jo said...

Well done and congratulations on being a cover girl, you should feel very proud and excited.

Lexi and Robert said...

That's amazing congrats! Maybe I will need to try my hand at quilting.

Tracy said...

Such happy news! Congratulations!

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Lene said...

So exciting!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Woohoo! And what an awesome looking quilt it is.

Logan O'Bier said...

Awesome!!!! Will be picking this one up:) love fishy stuff

Purl Buttons said...

Congratulations. We started a sign up for the books Karen has ordered for the shop. I look forward to meeting you at the Modern Quilt club we are organizing.

Melissa said...

Congratulations! I love your quilt!

A Peppermint Penguin said...

I LOVE this quilt. I saw the book cover and had to go find who made it and found your blog.

it's so cool! Congratulations on making the cover.

(this one and the hexagon one are my only real picks from the book!)

Cheers,
AJ