Monday, November 4, 2013

I'm Published!

The wait is over...  it was all on a whim and a dream that the whole thing started.  I had an idea or two for blocks that I thought would be a natural fit into one of the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks issues. 

I submitted two blocks, but only one was accepted.  I must say that the day the second one was returned several weeks ago, I was a bit sad and disappointed. 

But then I got home after spending a relaxing weekend away, the package was waiting for me!

I quickly opened it in search of my block and name... Dave was quickly searching, as well.   I probably shouldn't be making such a big deal about it, but this is a huge first!  We celebrated and laughed some and then moved on.  I had my moment and then I remembered that they had asked me to submit any projects that I had used the block in for consideration to be included in the publication. 

Hours later, I grabbed the magazine again and started flipping through looking for the "Designer's Gallery".  And there it was...

"Pieces of my Irish Heart"...

I received 5 issues of the publication and I will be giving some away during the blog hop November 11-15, and maybe some other goodies I may have.

Y'all come back now, ya hear!


  1. Congratulations on having this block accepted and published.I think you and your husband should be celebrating all week while this blog is on. Enjoy your moment.

  2. I like your scrappy shamrock. It would do well on a mug rug for my Irish colleague. Thanks for sharing your design, and all the best with all your future designs.

  3. What a lovely block - definitely could use this one - what if I chose different colours for the centre heart? - hmm lots of possibilities

  4. Great block..coming from an Irishman!

  5. Congratulations on being published! Your block is awesome. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  6. Congratulations,that`s great being published.Love your beautiful Irish block!