Friday, September 18, 2009

hip, hip hurray!


I can tell you, after 9 months of keeping it under wraps, that I am published! I mentioned briefly back in January, that I was working on a quilt pattern. I made two versions of the quilt while writing the pattern (what an awful lot of work THAT was) and Heather tested the pattern for me. (Thanks friend!) The pattern has been published over several issues of the UK based Sew Hip magazine. It is a mystery quilt along, so bits of it were revealed each month. I received the issues yesterday in the mail via the Royal Post. :) How fun to see it all in print! (I still can hardly believe it!) They did such a nice job of presenting my quilt. I couldn't be more pleased.

And I can not believe that I kept it secret for that long without imploding. :)

147 comments:

brett and stacey said...

congrats! that is awesome.

simplehappyhome said...

Congrats, how exciting!!! I don't know how you kept it a secret...I sure couldn't have. That's awesome!

Linda said...

Congrats! You deserve it!

Kristen in OK said...

Yay you! That is so amazingly fabulous!!

Now, tell us how we can get our hands on your little pattern???

What an amazing achievement! AND, you kept it secret too!

Libby said...

Yay You!! It couldnt have happened to a nicer person!! I'm proud to know you!

NanaKaren said...

Simply awesome! Congrats to you!

Francy said...

Congratulations! I bet it is an awesome quilt.

Blue Is Bleu said...

That'a amazing! Congratulations :) I'd have gone pretty crazy keeping that big a secret!

twig said...

How exciting. Congratulations.

RazakFamily said...

Congrats on being published....
Now, when do the rest of us get a crack at the pattern?!?!

MichelleB said...

Yeah! Congratulations. It's a great pattern. Good for you for keeping the secret.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Very pretty quilt! Congratulations!

Jessica Christensen said...

Good grief, girl! I guess I can tell you anything and not worry about it getting out! ; )

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm sure I speak for everyone -- none of us are surprised. I'm so excited for you!

Needled Mom said...

Awesome!!! Congratulations.

live a colorful life said...

I LOVE mystery quilts. It's so fun to see yourself in print. Now the big questin: how do WE get a copy??

PunkiePie said...

Congratulations!! What a great accomplishment! Kudos to you!

bopeep said...

CONGRATULATIONS ......it really looks soooooo nice.
Prayers, Bo

Debbie J @ Homemaking Dreams said...

After seeing all your wonderful work on this blog, I'm not surprised that you are now famous! Thanks so much for sharing your quilts and techniques with us.

Dotty Jane said...

Congratulations! How exciting!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow how very exciting. You have birthed another baby ;-)

allsewnup said...

Congratulations Amandajean!!!
You rock!!!

:o)
Carolyn*

Mama Pea Quilts said...

You should be so very proud of yourself! What a feather in your cap.

I wrote a few patterns for the quilt shop I used to work for and I KNOW how much work it is.

I'll bet this is just the beginning for you. Bravo!

carol said...

Get out??? A UK mag? So how can we get one? Not fair, I say....I want it published HERE!!!! LIKE NOW!! Goodie for you, honey, I'm so happy you're published...but phooey for us, I say!! (Unless you got more than one copy, ummmmm???)

Donna said...

Awesome! Can we say "we knew her when...." ?!!!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Congratulations! I am thrilled for you - will be keeping my eye out for the Sew Hip magazine here Downunder!

Rita

Kimberly said...

You deserve to be proud! Congrats!

Sew It Up! said...

Congrats!!! I'll have to get this mag to check out your pattern. It's all just too cool!

RosaMaría said...

wow!!! congrats!!!! that's amazing!!

Bridget said...

Congratulations!!! That's awesome!

Michele said...

Oh no, I passed on that magazine today. It was so cool, but my budget and time constraints said leave it there. Anyhoo, congrats on the fame. You truly deserve it. You know I'll snap it up next time I see it. I just didn't have time to go through it all today.

paulette said...

Well done!! How exciting for you...now to find the magazine...I want to see it in print so that I can say ' I know the designer!"
Congratulations!
Paulette

Jessica said...

that's amazing...both being published and keeping it hush hush...

Candied Fabrics said...

Congratulations!

Dani said...

Congrats...that's so cool.

Lurline said...

Congratualions, Amandajean - abit sad - I don't think we get the mag out here - I look forward to seeing more!
Hugs - Lurline♥

AMD said...

Great job. And isn't it nice to see your work in a glossy mag?

Since success builds on success, it may be time to start querying U.S. magazines:)

lera said...

Congratulations. Although I can't act too surprised since I already knew. But, congratulations, nonetheless. And so happy you FINALLY got them in print!!!

Annie said...

Why am I not surprised that you are now officially famous - congratulations.

DeeRoo said...

Wowser.....You're a celebrity!!! I tip my hat to you, especially for keeping it a secret all this time....and I'm honored that you have commented on one of my pics on the ORBC Quilt-Along!
I've never heard of a mystery quilt before but then again, I have only been quilting for a couple of months and all this is new to me. Do we get to see the finished quilt?:)

beth said...

ooooh! i'm so-o-o pleased for you! what an exciting event in the quilting world!!!! yeah!

Lina said...

Way to go - congratulations Amanda Jean!

Lina x

Linda said...

Congratulations! You have helped me become a better quilter by your tutorials! When do we get to see the quilt?

angela said...

Congratulations! I loved your candy corn quilt that was like this. I'm one more in the group asking for the pattern! It's quite exciting that this was a mystery quilt as well. That must have made the pattern writing more of a challenge.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Finally you can let it out!!!! Way to go Amanda! well done and well deserved!

Angel said...

I actually saw (and recognized!) you quilt and at first I was like "someone ripped off AmandaJean's quilt pattern!" until I realized it WAS your quilt. Haha, congrats!

Michelle said...

Congratulations!!!!! What an awesome accomplishment! You go girl!!!!

Kimberly White said...

That is awesome Ronda! Sew proud of you =)
Love Kim

Kathy - Pink Chalk Studio said...

Congrats and enjoy! xo Kathy

Jan said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news!

Leslie said...

congratulations...being published must feel awesome

Strlady said...

That is just wonderful! It couldn't have happened to a more deserving person. Congratulations!!

jabeybaby said...

Awesome! Congrats!

momawake said...

How can we get copies of this magazine or see what you've done? Great job!

Alissa said...

Wow! A big major congrats to you!! What a thrill!!

jan said...

Congrats on the publishing - international publishing, no less! Would love to see the real deal - all your quilts are so beautiful - and fun!

Renee said...

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!
That's So Exciting!!!

Lara said...

Congratulations! That's awesome!! How can we get copies???

Leonie said...

Congratulations! That is awesome1

patsy said...

You have seriously impressive secret keeping skills!!!

I'm NOT surprised- I LOVE your quilts- you are so talented
Congratulations!!

etta said...

Congratulations on being published! It makes all of that hard work worth it!

aseemlylife said...

How wonderful for you!

Annie of Blue Gables said...

congratulations

Quilts on Bastings said...

Congratulations on being a published quilter!

One Flew Over said...

Congratulations!! Now you must get those magazines stored in something air tight and preserve them for your future generations!!

Janet said...

That's fantastic news to share, congratulations. You are very talented so it's great you got to publish.

Anonymous said...

Oh Hurrah - we get it first!!! Congratulations - will definately have a go at this one.
Well done you.

DIDI said...

Congratulations !! Although it surely has been a lot of work now it must b e very satisfying. Well done!!
Biquiños

kleinzonnetje said...

I'm making that quilt! I was wondering if it was you.... how many AmandaJeans are there?

Ethne said...

Congratulations - now I'll need to go out and hunt down the magazine in WH Smith - no trips to town today so it will have to be next week

Lori said...

How Neat!!!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Wow! How cool!!!! Can we even get this magazine in the US? I'd definitely buy it. Congrats!!

Aimee said...

Bravo! Congratulations Amanda Jean! I am thrilled for you!

Jackie said...

That is just fantastic!! I can pick that up at my local Barnes and Noble!

alice said...

Well done. How exciting for you!!

Sarah said...

Congratulations! That's so exciting.

Karen said...

Congrats! With all your great patterns, ideas and ability to write, I just knew it was only a matter of time before you were published. That's just wonderful!

Heather said...

So excited and proud and happy for you! How cool!

HobbyMommy said...

So wonderful! Congrats on the success!!!

tammiemarie said...

Hooray! Congratulations!

Sarah said...

congratulations! how exciting!

peaknits said...

I am so happy for you - the funny thing is I have been searching the world over each time a new Sew Hip comes out - and have found buying direct from Europe is the quickest way for me to get it - and not too expensive really. (it's cheaper than the gas I use driving to Barnes and Noble 3 times with no Sew Hip!) I thrilled to hear this design was yours - I missed the first issue of the mystery so I have been waiting it out to see the whole thing and maybe get that first step... Now, I'll just have to:) Big Congrats!

em's scrapbag said...

Doing a little happy dance just for you! YEAH!!!!

heather said...

CONGRATS my friend!!!!!!! :) You did it!!!! I'm so very proud of you!!!!!! It looks good!! I can't wait to see the magazine in person!!! Bring it Sunday???

Meg said...

Congratulations, AmandaJean! How exciting!!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

a HUGE congrats to you! awesome!

Natalia said...

That is awesome!

Mama Sews! said...

Congratulations, how exciting for you! And what a fun idea to have a mystery quilt a long, now to find a way to get my hands on the magazine.

Kitkat said...

How cool!

I have been watching for an email from you in regards to the quilts of valor block. You had so many responses that I am not sure whether or not you had all you needed or if I should proceed....perhaps this is just another way to procrastinate!

katcastaldi@sbcglobal.net

Tif said...

congratulations amandajean!!!!!

Bonnie said...

Congratulations! How thrilling for you!

Kristin said...

Huge congrats!

sweetbabies00 said...

Congrats.... On the mag and you keeping a secret, :) I know it wasn't easy.

Ursula said...

Way to go! That's amazing! Congrats!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooooh, Congratulations CrazyMom!!! That's VERY exciting and VERY well deserved!!!

Sandra said...

Awesome, congratulation!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What an accomplishment!

Stacy said...

That's wonderful. Congratulations!

Laura said...

How exciting! Congrats! I'm sure this will be the first of many publications to come!

bearcreekquilter said...

WOW, congrats Amanda, that is so cool!

Ania said...

Congratulations!

Solidia said...

Congratulations Amanda Jean!

*~hj~* said...

Congratulations! I know this is something you have been working towards for quite awhile! I am VERY happy for you! ~Hj

Trisha said...

Congrats! That's amazing! And your international!

hetty said...

Congratulations! That's awesome!

Antique Rose Designs said...

Congratulations you must be so excited. You should start up an online store selling your patterns and quilts. All the best Carol

Tracey said...

Hey Amanda Jean - check out the Summer addition - there are is a table runner pattern by Emma Amstrong and bag pattern by Tracey Pereira .... we both follow your blog! Nice mystery quilt. I had been wondering whose quilt it was!

nicolette said...

Congratulations!! That’s a real milestone! Enjoy!

BubbaChic.typepad.com said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting - going to go and ask my Mama (in the UK)to pick me up a copy!

Dee x

Kelli said...

How fabulous for you! Congratulations!

Rene' said...

That is awesome!!! I am new to your blog, and I have to say I simply love your posts and pictures and find it inspiring. Glad to have found it. Keep it up.

KateKwiltz said...

Good for you! That's so exciting!

JVC_Scout_Mom said...

So, how do we get the issues / pattern?

Mrs Moen said...

Congratulations, well done!!
You have to post a pictue the finished quilts when the whole mystery is solved.

Saraheliza said...

Living in the UK I subscribe to Sew Hip and I've been following this quilt. I've really enjoyed doing it and chose all fruit and vegetable fabrics.

So pleased with the result. there's a photo here on flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/16759844@N03/3937130969/
Not the best photo I'm afraid but hopefully you'll get the idea.

thanks

Philigry said...

now that is awesome!

jaybird said...

congats!! i dream of this day!.. one day... but for now.. sooo proud to see you in print!! you deserve it!

Liz said...

Hooray!

Lizzy said...

Congratulations! That's so exciting!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

How very exciting! Congratulations :) So glad you didn't implode - he he

Sara said...

How awesome is that! Congratulations!!! Really happy for you...although I don't know how you kept the secret!!!

Deb said...

Congratulations, I wish the magazine were available here in Canada. I'd run out and buy a copy.

the Material Girls Quilts said...

congratulations! I subscribe to this magazine!!! Yah for you!!!
Nadine

Louise said...

Congratulations!! I was wondering when that was going to appear. See, you did tell me your little secret and I didn't tell a soul!! I'm sure this will just bring you even more and more fans! xx

Sherry said...

That is so cool! Congrats to you. I bet that was hard to keep a secret. You should be very proud!

Roxanne said...

Congratulations!! That is so cool! I'm just bummed we can't all go out and buy it. :)

Shanna said...

Congratulations, Amanda Jean!! That is so exciting!!

Rebekah said...

Congratulations! What a fun accomplishment!

Michelle said...

Congratulations! You are so amazing. Do you know if we can get the magazine in Canada?

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

Those people in the UK are very lucky to be benefiting from your amazing tutorial writing skills! Congrats, I am sure it feels wonderful to be in print.

Anna

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Congrats! It feels wonderful doesn't it. Like some verification that talent matters! I so get it. Nice job.

V and Co. said...

CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS!!!!! and way to go on the tight lip!!! ;)

CJ said...

Congratulations! That would be very hard to keep quiet. Any chance we can get a copy of the quilt if we can't get that magazine??

Clair said...

Wow! I guess I knew it was going to happen, but it will be fun to see the actual magazine!

bekhy said...

congratulations!

SuzyQSparkles said...

Super HUGE Congrats!!!

I too dream of publishing my designs, but getting them from my head, to paper, to cloth, to quilt, to pattern is SO TIME consuming! Kudos to you for making it happen!!!

Suzy :)
www.suzyqute.com

happy zombie said...

It's about time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Huge congrats!!! And a mystery series... that's gravy. G-R-A-V-Y gravy! They did such a nice job too, and my favorite part is the big font they used for your name! xoxom

happy zombie said...

I was so excited over it all, I forgot to say... I LOVE THE QUILT!

Susan G. said...

YIPPEE!!! HOORAY!!! YEEEEAAAYY!!!
(so happy for you! ;)

Diane said...

Love the quilt and now where can we buy the magazine?

Sheree said...

Congrats, Amandajean!! I'll have to pick those up!!!

Katherine said...

Yipeee! How exciting is that? I'm so happy for you!!!!

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craftyclaire said...

Hi, I knew it was you, how many Amanda Jeans are there who quilt so well! You did a great job, please do some more!

pratima said...

Congratulations!!!
that's awesome :)

upstateLisa said...

Congratulations! how exciting! (my word verification was britaspa! brit!!!!)

sulu-design said...

Yes, yes, yes!!! Congratulations. Enjoy looking at those copies they sent - how fun to be in international print!

aaron1 said...

Congratulations on your magazine article. I get this magazine every month but really loved your quilt. I am new to quilting so going to have a go. Also I love your blog, thanks for sharing it with us.