Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Sprinkle of Sunshine and a giveaway...

I walked in the door the other night with pizza, 2 kids and my arms full of bags, including my computer, the kids bag from daycare and more.
I was exhausted.
My husband was a few minutes ahead of us and had already gotten the mail.
He said "there's ANOTHER (rolling his eyes) package for you, probably quilting".
I began to explain that I hadn't ordered anything. I was perplexed as to what it was.
So I tore open the envelope.
EEEEEKKKKK!!
Quilt Maker's Special Issue Small Quilts:

Be still my heart, my Sprinkle of Sunshine is on the front cover!
I have been waiting, and waiting and waiting to tell you all that I would have a project in Quiltmaker magazine!
  I am on the cover.
I am stunned.
Here's a close up of the runner.
I used Moda's Nature's Notebook by April Cornell to create it.
To be honest, I began the project to hand sew during my lunch hour. 
 Bringing a sewing machine to work wasn't a viable option.
I've seen many many bloggers starting hexie quilts recently.
English paper piecing is one of my favorite quilting methods.
I just started a new project last night with a different shape!
However...
If hand sewing isn't your thing then this magazine has tons of other great projects.
Including designers such as Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's, Darlene Zimmerman, Jo Morton and the gals from Quiltmaker.
I know I am going to have to get more, one for my mom, my mother-in-law and one each for my girls' keepsake boxes.
Did I mention how excited I am?
Okay I must calm down.
Now for the giveaway part.
Leave me a comment about what you would like to see for projects in future Quiltmaker magazines...or just say you love my runner {{{wink wink}}}
I'll enter you to win your own copy of Quiltmaker's Small Quilts compliments of Creative Crafts Group.
Just make sure I can access your blogger profile or have your email available so that I can contact you if you are the winner.
I'll pick on May 11th!

94 comments:

Rafael's Mum said...

Congratulations! it looks smashing so I would have picked it for the cover too! Still finding out what which method I like best, when you are starting out there is sooo much to discover!

Laura said...

Your tablerunner is great and congrats on making the cover!

This looks like a great magazine. I'd love to win a copy.

synnove75 said...

Congratulations! The runner looks beautiful:-) Love the fabric line you used:-)

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Hey Vickie!

I am so happy for you. I love the table runner! Congrats on the cover shot :0)

lisa said...

I do like your table runner. I did english paper piecing for the first time a few months back for moda bake shops little challenge, it was fun...I need practice.

Jenny said...

wow, congratulations, how marvelous! my online quilting bee this month is for some hexagons...they will be my first!! your table runner is divine!

free indeed said...

Do love your runner...so summery. I'd like to see more purse patterns with one of a kind embellishment ideas...
freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

Lisa said...

I LOVE that runner! I am such a BLUE person!! Hexagons however (cringe) seem really hard! I would love to see a tutorial/pattern on easy curved piecing! I have only tried curves once and lets just say... it wasnt pretty! Congrats on being featured "ON THE COVER" of a quilting mag. I am so happy for you!
Thanks for having the giveaway! Count me in!

WoolenSails said...

Congratulations on getting on the cover, it is a wonderful piece. I love making small quilts as gifts and would love to win a copy.

Debbie

badlandsquilts said...

Congratulations cover girl! Thanks for the giveaway!

Foster Momma said...

I do like your tablerunner-what an honor to be in a magazine.

D-Carlton said...

I love your runner! Will ago and look for the magazine. I just taught myself EPP so I will definitely make this one some of the hexies I have put together.

Nancy said...

Congratulations! I would be excited too if I was on the cover of a magazine. Love your table runner. I have lots of blue hexagons already done and now I know what to do with them.

SewCalGal said...

Vicki,

Congratulations, Whoo-hoo! Bells are ringing and fireworks are going off. I'm really happy for you. And I love your small quilt. Perfect quilt for the cover of this magazine!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Ida13 said...

Congratulation!
You can be proud!
What would I like to see....?
Let me see...I'm a bag-fun.

I'd like to win of course. Thanks for the chance.

Martina said...

So great! The tablerunner really looks lovely!Congrats!
Would be great to win a copie!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations Vickie! I love Natures Notebook (I made my sister a quilt out of it) and your table runner looks awesome. What would I like to see - another table runner by YOU!

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on having your runner in the magazine, and on the cover!! It really does look like a sprinkle of sunshine which is a bright spot in my day where it is snowing today! and I thought spring was here... :(

Laurie said...

Oh Vickie!! I am so thrilled for you - you are GREAT at keeping secrets! I am smiling for you as I type this - Congratulations!! What a thrill it must be to see your own work on the cover of a magazine - woohoo!! I would love to win an autographed copy - I'll auction it off for thousands when you are famous LOL!

I would love to see more blogger tutorials in quilt magazines - it really inspires me to continue working on different patterns. That's my two cents :)

Patty said...

Congratulations!! That's great. Your hubby sounds like mine when I receive those squishy packages in the mail. Gotta love em.

Melissa C said...

Congrats on the cover. I love your runner. Maybe this can push me over the edge to try paper piecing.

Kathryn said...

I'd like some good pillow ideas. I like to change out my pillows with the seasons. Congratulations on making the cover.
Kathie L i Allentown

luv2quilt2 said...

Congratulations! I love your little runner.

Terry said...

Congratulations! And I truly do love your table runner! It's beautiful! :0)

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

Wow! You're a cover model! well, sorta.

I really like the idea of having different types of projects, some for the machine and some for hand. How about a cathedral window project or applique??? of course, with an excellent tutorial that you're know for.

Katie B. said...

Congrats on the cover! So cool, and I do love your runner. I'm still learning, so I'd love to see more simple patterns for quilts.

moramargaritaster said...

Congratulations !!Your table runner is lovely and love the fabrics.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Ok, I'll say it... I love your runner! The colors are so fresh and summery and I love the hexies even though I don't think I'd ever attempt them ;) What a thrill to be on the cover! Good for you!

MGM

Nancy said...

How Exciting!! It must be so fun to see something you designed and made on the front of a magazine...

Would love to win a copy of the magazine...it looks great..

SewLindAnn said...

Congrats!! The cover, wow. I'd love to win a copy, and yes your table runner is amazing. Hope this mag re-starts a trend, I miss those old Miniature Quilts and Small Quilts magazines.

Myrtle said...

Congratulations--must have been like a dream come true to see your quilting on the cover of a national publication! Also thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway!

Jean said...

Don't you love hand sewing at lunchtime? It's a welcome, calming break during the day....the runner is terrific. Love the colors - and congrats on making the cover! Piece....

PunkiePie said...

Congratulations!!! Now I will have to hunt down the magazine. Will you autograph it for me? LOL!! Congratulations again! And your tablerunner is a beauty.

Deb C. said...

Hi Vickie,
Congrats on being a cover girl! I bet a lot of us out there would like to see some curtain toppers. We have our beds and tables all nice and pretty, so how about those windows too?

annemarie said...

Congrats to you - would love a chance to win a copy of this magazine. Absolutely love your tablerunner!1

PamKittyMorning said...

Congratulations!

Sandy said...

Congratulations, Vickie...I would be hyperventilating also...what an honor! Your table runner is so cute...have some of that fabric also, love blue and yellow together.

Alisa said...

I love that table runner and have been so amazed at the lovely hexagons going on around blog land. Your work is really lovely.

Over40 said...

Congratulations! How exciting to see your project on the cover! I think your table runner is super cute.

Andee said...

I DO love your runner! I too have been hand sewing hexes for a doll quilt, but I might have to think about making it into a table runner! Great job!

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a lovely tablerunner and quite an honor to make the cover...congrats!

arlette said...

Well I have to say..., honestly, I don't love your runner..., I A-D-O-R-E it, the colors are so lovely!!!! <3<3<3. Congrats for being in the cover!!! :)

Quilt Monkey said...

Congrats! Love the runner. I guess I'll finally have to make a hexie quilt. A runner looks like a great size to start with.

Sara said...

Congrats! That is very exciting! I love your table runner, and think I should have done something small like that rather then think I was going to make a full size quilt.

amber said...

congratulation!!! I love your table runner

Carol in E TN said...

Wow! Congrats to you!!!! Please enter me in your giveaway.

James said...

LOVE your little runner!
LOVE to do one similar!
THANKS for sharing,love,Linda

jldouglas@wispwesst.net

SarahVee said...

Congrats, Vickie! Love your table runner and the fabric you used. Congrats on being on the cover. Here's to many more successes. Thanks for the chance!

Skeena Designs said...

my favorites are runners and small quilts -small projects give you more time to try a new pattern, fabric.... I love your blog! gurry(at)telus(dot)net

Lynne said...

What a cute tablerunner. Thanks for the chance to win. I love your blog.
lynnegibson32@gmail.com

Karyli said...

I love your runner...hexagons in great colors! And Congrats for making the cover. I would love a copy. Thanks.
(karylip98 at yahoo dot com)

quiltnmaryf said...

I love your runner-and think that sewing hexagons is a blast! Congrats on the cover shot!

call me crazy said...

Congratulations! Love your runner! :-))

Lisa said...

Well done, congrats on your cover. Love the runner, I grew up with Hexagon quilts & haven't done any for a good 15 years, maybe it's time to give it another go :-)

Becky said...

Congratulations on having your quilt on the Quiltmaker cover!!!!! That is awesome. I do love your tablerunner. I'll start watching the magazine racks for the new magazine. I love small quilts.

The Purple Turtle said...

OOHH!! Congratulaions on the COVER!!!


I'm too afraid to start table runners! Everyone will look at them while eating and such. It's my next big "teach me!"

PatchworkRose said...

I love the fresh blue of your runner. I love making little quilts and pincushions :-)
Cheers
Lynne

Christine said...

Congrats! It's awesome that your runner made it on the front runner. I have been wanting to start paper piecing. I thought it would actually be a good project if I ever wanted to sew on the run. :)

Kristy said...

Congrats on not only being published, but making the cover!!
Kristy in OHio

Jackie said...

Yippeeeee!! Happy dance for you!! Congratulations! You are a cover girl!! Your table runner is perfect, love it!

SoozeM said...

Ooh how exciting, congrats covergirl!! I love your table runner, a very deserved spot on the front cover!!
(soozemoroney@gmail.com)

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

You are so lucky to have your piece published. I've love a copy of the magazine.
Patti

quilter000 said...

say LOVE it, I do and save a copy of it , the magazine, for me!!
Tis better than being on the cover of Rolling S
tone for sure!
Sister patty

sharon said...

Congratulations! Your runner is beautiful and it much be such a thrill to be on the cover! Would love a copy of the magazine! I would like to see more small items in Quiltmaker, I know they have the special issue but regularly it would be nice to feature pin cushions, place mats, pot holder etc...maybe even kiddy clothes. Thanks Sharonj

AnnieO said...

I do love your runner! How very momentous and exciting to have made it on the cover. I buy Quiltmaker mag from time to time as they always have good projects that are quick and easy. Congratulations on your star power :)

tracy.henry said...

I would love to see an article, or articles, on the Civil War Bride Quilt. And, by the way, I love your runner!!
tracy.henry@rocketmail.com

Renee G said...

I love your runner. I'm really into small, quick projects with bright, cheery colors.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Melissa Stramel said...

Oh yes! Congrats! That's so awesome. What a dream come true for you.

paulette said...

LOVE the runner and I will definitely be buying this magazine as I love hand projects!! Thanks for the chance to win the give away!!
Paulette

kshackabq said...

Congratulations! Your runner is wonderful. What fun to see hexagons in a larger size. Good job!!

Elizabeth said...

I love your table runner. I've seen a lot of hexagon quilts lately, but a runner would be the perfect size to try it on. Thanks for the giveaway.

Melody said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you. Can't wait to see the mag.

Linda T said...

I really do like your table runner - I'd like to try that sometime. Count me in on your drawing - I'd love to spend an afternoon in the magazine!

PS - My word verification was ungluck - what a funny word! :)

FML Crochet said...

I just love your runner. Congratulations. :)

Heather said...

congratulations!! I need to try my hand at making Hexi's! I love all your table runners!!
h_freund@Hotmail.com

Marie said...

How exciting for you - now it is my turn pick me, me, me.

Michelle said...

Fantastic News, congrats...I'm running out tonight to buy it!

Judy C said...

Congratulations, are you doing the happy dance? I love the runner it looks so nice on the table.

Debbie said...

Congratulations, Vickie, on making the cover! I am a hexagon junkie, how can I not love that beautiful little quilt!

Carol said...

I do love your table runner. I really like Nature's Notebook fabric, perfect fabric choice for your table runner. I just read on Carrie's blog about this magazine, I'm thinking I really need to have that magazine. Congrats on getting published, so exciting. Hmm, projects that I want to see in Quiltmaker, maybe something cute and easy for Christmas gifts.

Loris said...

Well, I do love your table runner :-) and if were to pick things to see if future issues, it might be more of your table runners or perhaps placemats or tablecloths. Thanks for the chance to win, I'd really love a copy of this. and Congratulations!

Kathie said...

congrats, nothing like being a cover girl!!!!
and with great company Jo and Carrie....lucky you
of course I LOVE your table runner, would love to make it for my table too.
Kathie

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Congratulations! Well deserved:)

Vickie said...

Congratulations on the magazine cover! How exciting for you! It's a great table runner!

Marcia said...

Thank you for this giveaway. Love the sunshine as a cover photo. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

carmel said...

i love your runner the colors are great!
i would like to see the prosess of making a quilt
i love baby quilts
thanks and congrats for being publeshed

Gail said...

I don't usually pay a lot of attention to small quilts but your
darling Spun Sugar on the cover and Carrie Nelson's description of this issue really got my attention! Congratulations!

Nanbon44 said...

congratulations on making the cover but then your runner should be on the cover it is beautiful.

Quilt Hollow said...

I've been stalking the magazine racks to find this magazine!! Congrats!! How fun!!

Anita in Florida said...

Congratulations...what a wonderful honor to be on the cover! I love your runner...maybe I will try hexies...thinkin' on it.

rebecca said...

That runner is the perfect size project for me to do with hexagons. You rock!!

quilter000 said...

Back for a second look. I am so proud of you. I kep looking for the magazine. Have not seen it on the shelves yet. I will go to the book store next. Congratulations are in order for sure!!
Patchall

Jan said...

Vicki, I just saw this post..CONGRATS on having your table runner on the cover of the new magazine. I have seen people commenting on this new mag. lately, but still have not seen it in our stores. Will keep looking. Once again, congratulations!!!! Good idea to put some away for your girls. :)

carol said...

Table runner colors are so cool - summer look. Like the hexagons.