Guess what?! We’ve got a cover! Which means ---- It’s time for a preview and pre-orders!
And take a look above --- a new header! I’ve been a busy girl!
This book has been underway for over 2 1/2 years ---long before we ventured forth into string-land with “Roll Roll Cotton Boll” ---I had ideas for this book just running through my mind, using strings in a “not-so-ordinary” way, and pushing the boundaries and opening up the possibilities of making our traditional patchwork much more exciting through the use of string piecing.
The title has sat in my brain for over 2 years too --- and I’d catch my breath when I’d see someone else on the same thought-train and name their quilt “String Fling” --- because that IS what we are doing, aren’t we? Flinging these strings into a beautiful place to land --- just yesterday my copy of “American Patchwork & Quilting” showed up, with a string quilt in it – called, of course “String Fling” also! My big concern was that someone might think I stole their quilt title, or that there might be another book coming out with this name around the same time as mine because strings are so popular right now ---to my knowledge there isn’t. But even if there was, we’d just all join in the String Fling party – because the more strings, the merrier! As the saying goes, “Great minds quilt alike!”
And HERE is our COVER!
OH! I love this cover! My desire was that the color on the front would make this book jump into people’s hands right off the shelf, that they wouldn’t be able to resist --- Did we succeed?
And for a few of you --- I hope this makes you happy to see your comments and testimonials on the back cover:
Thank you for all the wonderful things you’ve said, I’m so happy to have you along on this journey with me!
Without further ado, I’d love to share with you just what you will find within the pages of String Fling—Happy, Scrappy & Loving It!
Blue Skies! 84” X 84”
Charlotte’s Baskets! 53” X 53”
Daylilies! 90” X 90”
Jamestown Landing! 84” X 96”
Orca Bay! 74” X 84”
Pfeffernuesse! 84” X 84”
Pineapple Crazy! 80” X 90”
Roll Roll, Cotton Boll! 85” X 100”
Santa Fe String Star! 72” X 72”
Talkin’ Turkey! 84” X 97”
Tulip Fields! 76” X 84”
Wild Child! 77” X 93”
Zuckerwatte! (Cotton Candy) 60” X 72”
Holy Moly, that’s a lot of string piecing!! And I’m STILL loving it! The book is full of helps, hints, and thoughts from me about how I work and what inspires my quilts. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I honestly think this is the best book I’ve ever had the pleasure to put together with a group of people that I’ve grown quite fond of. It’s pretty rare that an editorial team will stick together the way mine has over the past 4 books --- I’ve had largely the same team throughout and it’s been seamless, continuous, and a real joy to work with them!
I’m not planning a blog tour. I spend enough time on the internet as it is, and it is just one more thing I don’t want to add into the frenzied juggling routine. I will be hosting a giveaway when String Fling is actually IN my hands --- but for now, who wants to simply pre-order? I don’t have a definite date of when this is going to land on my doorstep, we are shooting for “SOMETIME” in July. And I’ll get them out in the order that they were received, working around my schedule.
Click HERE to place your pre-order on-line with a credit card through our secure server!
To order via snail mail with a check as payment, print your order form HERE.
I am asking your help in getting the pre-order word out. Could you link to this blog post on your email lists, your facebook pages, news groups, message boards, twitter, and anywhere else that quilters gather to let them know IT’S TIME?!? I’d so appreciate it!