Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Book is DONE! yippee!

Rainy days and Mondays- love this line and I love the name! I had to use some in my book!

The book will be ready soon. I am promised by April 30th at the latest. As soon as I have it in hand I will be sure to make it available. Where? Oh, do ask!
I am opening an Etsy shop very soon-- and will announce it asap. There will be some kits in it, my patterns of course, my new book, and some fat quarter bundles. I may make some of my cherished feedsacks available as well, but that is not decided for sure yet.

So yes there it is, my book is done and at the printer. Now it's their turn to work on things with it. They have to check colors, tweak the bleeds etc. Did you know a book can bleed? Actually only the ink on the pages gets to bleed off the page.

SO I am celebrating because this was a big job for just me to do. I do have helpers, but mostly it was me. The helpers do important stuff like catch my errors, and goofs, test the blocks and quilts. Stuff like that. I made all the quilts but one that you will see in the book. And I'm not telling which one I didn't make! Sandi might, but not me! She made the one quilt that got in the book, that I did not make.

TidBits from Triangles has 8 quilt patterns and 1 bag pattern-(completely out of this girls box) and 1 caddy pattern. it has a bonus too at the end-- called Little Bits

No, the caddy is NOT a pattern for a cute golf caddy- he stays at the pro shop. I won't tell you yet what the caddy is for--but I am sure you could guess. There are only so many caddy's (besides the cute one at the Pro shop) that someone may need or want.

So triangles you ask?? Yep, and I have made them easy and accurate even for beginners! Half Square Triangles really are fun and versatile and they get a bad rap for being too hard to make well.

In this book I used the following lines of fabrics (and many others as well)
Images are above.
Rainy Days and Mondays by Riley Blake Designs
Summer Song by Riley Blake Designs
Foxgloves by Phillip Jacobs
Sew-it Collection by Amy Barickman for Red Rooster
Frolic by Sandy Gervais for Moda
L'Amour by Sandy Gervais for Moda
Cherish by Deb Strain for Moda
Rawhide by Moda
Garden Party by Blackbird Designs for Moda

I also used some Kaffe fabrics, some batiks and I just had to put in something in 30's fabrics!

I hope you all love the book as much as I do (once you see it of course!)


Sherri said...

Congrats...can't wait to see the book cover! (And the book)!

jaybird said...

yay for the book being done!!

Pokey said...

I'm so happy for you, Kari! What an accomplishment, can't wait to see it!
*smiles* pokey

moramargaritaster said...

Congrats,I`m happy for you!

SheilaC said...


Can't wait to see the book! Those fabrics are just great :)


Susan Guzman, SuzGuz Designs said...

Congratulations!!! Can't wait to see it!