About last year at this time, I got the news that my book project was a go.
I wrote a book!
It's still kind of hard to believe, even after having done all the work, but I did it. I wrote a book.
QuiltEssential is not a book of projects, but rather a reference guide for all aspects of quilting. It's my sincere hope that it will inspire quilters to start bringing their own designs to reality. It is chock full of different subjects like choosing a color palette, how to calculate fabric requirements, a look at various forms of quilting and instructions for different piecing and assembly methods. And that list is just a start! There is so much more including profiles on nine amazing quilters which will hopefully inspire you further.
To say I am excited is an understatement. I'm not sure I can put in words how wonderfully rewarding this experience was for me. Throughout the process, I enjoyed having a concrete project to work on that stretched my brain in the best ways. I did miss making things and blogging about them, but I hope that you now understand why much of the last year was radio silence on the blog. Thank you for sticking with me even when there wasn't much to see.
QuiltEssential will be published in September by Stash Books in North America, Bloomsbury in the UK and Sally Milner in Australia. You can pre-order on Amazon. The book looks different there – this cover is the final one and although the author info says that I write for Sew Mama Sew, I don't. I will have some books available for pre-sale in my shop as well. More on that soon!
Also important to note: When I link to products on Amazon, like my book and the items in the sidebar, I am paid a small referral fee in the form of an Amazon store credit. I use this credit to finance the purchase of even more craft books and some supplies. Just so you know.