Thursday, December 16, 2010

Color Me Delighted!

We have a BOOK COVER!!

Scraps & Shirttails II!

Continuing the Art of Quilting Green!


Brian did such a fantastic job with this cover..I just love it! When you thumb through the book you will see how we tried not to do an "old fashioned scrap quilt draped over a wagon wheel" kind of reproduction feel, and even though the quilts can look very vintage, we showed them ALL in very modern, sleek surroundings. They are graphic and beautiful and colorful, and go so well with today's trendy retro decorating schemes!

I've always felt that quilts are a timeless accent, and it really comes across in this book! And I had the best time being there for my photo shoot too....I'd like to schedule more of that in the future!

We go to print NEXT WEEK. The 21st is the projected date, and I'm all a-flutter!

There are 13 LARGE quilts in this book to help you use up your scraps, stash, and collected recycled fabrics. ((You know I don't do place-mat sized quilts!!)) All of them have easy construction, and we’ve included information on using the easy angle/companion angle/tri-recs rulers for maximum ease of making your scraps work in useable sizes. Of course, regular rotary cutting sizes are given for those who prefer other methods.

Weeeeeeeeeeee! It’s coming so soon! I can’t wait!

And another great thing happened today….

You know, the CRUISE that I am doing with Pat Sloan and Sew Many Places sold out within something like 8 weeks or less from the time we announced it. That is for this coming November, 2011.

I just got off the phone with Denise at Sew Many Places, and we are doing ANOTHER CRUISE in AUGUST of 2011!! So if you are on the waiting list for the November cruise….you will probably be contacted about the availability to come with me in AUGUST instead! It also leaves out of Baltimore, and is going August 7-14. More info on that as we know more, but I’m so excited to be going TWICE in one year! We are also working on tours for 2012, and I’ll let you know more as I know more as well.

And for you RRCB’ers ((That’’s Roll Roll Cotton Boll for those who love abbreviations!)) Part FIVE is set to go live in the wee small hours of tomorrow morning. Are you READY??!!

And with that….I’m off to take a nap before Dad and I go see Jersey Boys tonight! It’s a great day all around!

Love from Vegas ---


  1. Wow! That is perfect! If I were to take one glance at it, not knowing anythinga bout it, I would think 'a great way to use up shirts and even old blocks.'
    The bits of quilts I see on the cover are gorgeous, I know this is going to be another good one!

  2. Your new book looks great and sound inspiring! Well done you!!!

  3. I can't wait!!! Love the other two so I'm sure you won't disappoint. The Vegas weather is unusually cloudy...sorry! Usually it is a balmy 60 degrees and full sun....I hope you got to hit a few of the quilt shop. Enjoy yourself!!

  4. Anonymous8:34 PM EST

    Fantastic cover design! You should be really proud. It looks like there are some great new quilts too.

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that RRCB's Clue #5 doesn't involve more string piecing, lol!

    Gail :)

  5. Hi Bonnie, as usual its a great cover...love it..cant wait to buy my copy..Cruise sounds pretty good too...am in the states in august 2011. hmmmmmmmmmmmm

  6. I love the cover. I am excited also to see the quilts in modern settings. I am happy your third book is becoming a reality so soon.

  7. Love the cover. Can't wait to see the book!
    Enjoy Jersey Boys.

  8. Can't wait to get both of them at once! I am excited to get Tonya's book as well. I really want to learn that technique, and it looks like some more great quilts to come!

  9. LOVE the cover of the new book and how it gives us tantalising glimpses of what new quilts are inside! Looking forward to getting my order in as soon as you start accepting them :)

  10. Looking forward to your new book. I will save some of my Christmas money aside for it. That way I'll be ready come January 1st!

  11. I cannot wait for your new book. Have your other two and am working on so many of the quilts in the books. You have changed the way I do quilting and I just LOVE your patterns!

  12. Great cover and it will be on my bookshelf as soon as it's off the presses!

  13. I have both your previous books and am eagerly looking forward to this one. Have a blast in Vegas and remember, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."

  14. WOW! what a great cover design. It's perfect. Can't wait to get my hands on it. have a great time in Vegas with your dad. Roseann (no blog, but longtime fan of yours)

  15. I really like the book cover and cannot wait to see the book. I have the first 2 and love them. I'm making Texas Chain now and having a ball using shades of blue with a brick "chain." Love it! Looking forward to the new book, too!


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