So... In January I had contacted Quiltmaker Magazine regarding submission guidelines for their 100 Blocks publication. After learning that it was by invitation only and for professional quilters only, I figured I didn't stand a chance at ever being able to submit an original 12" block pattern.
Just this week I received an invitation! Quite a compliment, I thought. I knew exactly which block I would submit - my Pumpkin Patch, log cabin style block.
I made the block, per instructions, signed it and then moved on to the paperwork... I felt completely defeated when I looked at it and realized that I would have to leave most of it blank. :( I do not have a pattern company or a fabric line, have not been published and do not own my own shop. I didn't give up. I simply filled in N/A on most of the lines figuring "Well, you have to start somewhere!"
I then made another block - this one a pieced heart.
I sent them off to the editor yesterday. I now wait. According to the information I should hear within two weeks of the deadline (March 1) as to whether or not the blocks are to be included in the Fall 2013 publication.
In the mean time, I will work on the Bears in the Woods quilt that I have been commissioned to make as a wedding gift. Twelve Log Cabin blocks and 16 pine trees done. On to the "Aspen Leaves" blocks that I drew up. Once I figure it out and perfect it, maybe, just maybe, I will have another block to submit to Quiltmaker Magazine.