Thursday, February 09, 2017

no scrap left behind.... in the house!

Last week I received my advanced copy of my new book! This is how I felt.... :)
Scrap Happy Rails Quilt (photo by C&T publishing)

It's so great to finally have it in my hands! It's been a long time coming. The suspense was killing me!
I submitted my proposal for this book in July of 2015 and I officially started writing it in August 2015. That means that it takes more than twice as long to make a book as it does to have a baby. (Hahaha!) Both are painful in their own right, but they both have a lot of joy and excitement surrounding them. I'm so pleased that it's finally time to send this book out into the world. I'm tickled with how it turned out!

Here are a few things to note:

The official release date is Feb 20!

I'm offering signed copies in my shop for a limited time. I don't have the books in stock yet, but anticipate to have them within the next week. I'm only set up to ship to US addresses at this time. Please read all the details of the listing carefully, before you order. Also, I'm offering FREE shipping at this time. (Because everyone loves free shipping, right?)

I plan to be at Quilt Con in a few weeks! I will be doing a book signing at the C&T Publishing booth on February 24, 2017 from 12-1 pm. I'd LOVE to see you there! C&T is offering 20% discount off the cover price at the book signing.

The book is available for pre-order on Amazon, of course!

Here is a sampling of what's inside:
(all photos below are by C&T publishing)
 Donuts (the size of your head) quilt
Subtle quilt
 Mini Nines quilt and a skinny pinnie
Fabric and paper needle sorter
Cards, to use up those teeny tiny bits
Ring Me quilt
Slopes quilt
Bright Birch Tree pincushion
Remainders quilt
 
There's so much more, but I think I'll leave it at that today.
 
Now, it's you turn! I can't wait to see what you make! :)

76 comments:

Alison said...

I am so excited for this book! This is going to be at the top of my birthday wish list for my husband! :) :) :)

silversmith said...

congratulations!! an exciting day indeed.

Tracybug Creative said...

Very very thrilling! Just ordered my copy! Happy Galentines to me!

Nicole said...

Congrats Amanda Jean! Looking forward to reading through it.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Great quilts! I love your scrappy projects!

Tara said...

Yay! I just got my shipping notification from Amazon today! It will be delivered to Colorado while I'm at your house, lol!

Laura said...

Really looking forward to buying your book.

Krista Wells said...

Looks awesome!!! I pre-ordered mine last month - can't wait to get it in my hands!

Svetlana said...

Yay!!! how totally fabulous! I just ordered mine, can't wait to look through it :)

Maria Gathje said...

Yay!! So excited for you! If you're bringing them to the meeting next week, I will buy one from you there. The donut quilt looks awesome.

sophie said...

I am so looking forward to read your new book!!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Very exciting, the title of your book is so catchy, you will be a bestseller!
Going to a quilt convention is on my bucket list but not right now so I wish you a fantastic time there at your book signing.

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

I am so thrilled for you! The book looks fantastic. Off to order mine now.

Anita said...

Congrats, the pictures are very inspiring.

Emily and Frank said...

It's gorgeous! Congrats!

Tine said...

It looks amazing! Congratulations ❤️

Pat said...

How exciting. I look forward to seeing it.

Little Quiltsong said...

Congratulations!! It sounds and looks wonderful!

Kathy E. said...

I can almost imagine your excitement, but I'm sure there was jumping on the bed involved! So cool for you and I wish you loads of success with your new book! Yeahhhh!

Robby H. said...

I was very excited to see you had a new book coming out. Sunday Morning Quilts was part of what got me back into quilting after a very long hiatus. Congratulations!

Jeneta said...

How wonderful! All of the projects look beautiful (I'm particularly partial to donuts, so I think that's my favourite!). Congrats!

OPQuilt said...

Congratulations!

Julie Ann said...

Congratulations on your beautiful book. Just looking at your pictures of the book gave me all sorts of ideas and I can't wait to get my copy. Outstanding work!

Debbie Leschisin said...

Woo Hoo! Order placed. Now I will have two books signed by you! I have a signed copy of Sunday Morning Quilts. Thanks for free shipping!

Kay said...

How exciting. I'm waiting for it to be available at Amazon.UK. I especially love the donut quilt. x

Fridolin said...

Congratulations! The E-Book has been available for some weeks now. So I already read your book and loved it. I want to make every quilt as they are so gorgeous!

Fridolin said...

Congratulations! The E-Book has been available for some weeks now. So I already read your book and loved it. I want to make every quilt as they are so gorgeous!

Kate Chiconi said...

Congratulations on the latest addition to your family!

Teresa Palmer said...

I just placed my order! I have your other book and have made several quilts from it. So excited to see your work!

suemac said...

My copy shipped today. I am so excited.

Patty D from NC said...

Congratulations! I'll look for you at Quiltcon. Looks like a terrific book.

Susan Smith said...

OK, I'm in LOVE! Going to preorder on Amazon now! I love that your patterns are easily doable but pack a color punch! Congratulations on a job well done!!!!

Barb Tazelaar said...

Congratulations!! It looks fabulous! I love scraps too ~ Although yours are much prettier than mine :-)

Jayne Honnold said...

What an exciting accomplishment! Congratulations and best wishes! All the projects look fantastic.

Kathleen said...

Looks terrific! Congrats on another book - can't wait to see it. Just about to tackle my scraps so a timely book for me!

KaHolly said...

Congratulations and good luck with sales! I'm so excited for you! XO

kathy said...

Looks wonderful! I've been unpacking my sewing room from storage, and I'm looking forward to tackling my scraps!

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

This book looks so great. The photos are so inviting. Congrats on all the hard work. I love your blog that I have been following a few years now and of course your books. mary in AZ

Jan A. said...

Congratulations! I love the scrap happy rails. Beautiful job.

Kathleen C said...

Congratulations, Amanda! I will definitely be ordering your book when I'm back in the U.S. this year. Can't wait! --Kathleen in Mexico

Melissa Corry said...

So excited!!!! So many beautiful happy scrappy projects!!! Can't wait to see more ;)

Anna said...

party time!!!! looks so amazing!!!

MissPat said...

Of, wow, the "Donuts" quilt would make a great Rainbow Scrap Challenge project.

Staci said...

My copy of your lovely new book is on it's way to me right now! Congratulations on it's publication.

The Joyful Quilter said...

I can't WAIT to get my copy!!!

Janelle said...

Oh my gosh!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Sunday Morning Quilts - I'm totally excited for this one! I'm sure I'll love it as much.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting and the quilts, styling, and photography are amazing.

Jan said...

Congratulations! The book looks fabulous, and I'm eager to get a copy. I so wish you were able to ship to Canadian addresses. I'd love a signed copy.

Katherine said...

Woohoo! Super excited and happy for you, Amanda Jean! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy - especially with all the eye candy you just shared. Wow.

Bernie Kringel said...

Yay!!! If this isn't a finish, I don't know what is!! Just placed my order and cannot wait to read it. I love Ring Me and Slopes (great big stitch quilting on Slopes, BTW)

Thank you for putting in the time and effort!! Hope you sell a billionty copies!

Denise Russell said...

How Wonderful! Congratulations on another book and I can see the patterns are amazing!

Liz said...

Looks beautiful! I can't wait to get it. I love the scrappy look with lots of negative space.

Elizabeth Bolton said...

I am going to have to break my no-buying ban for this - love your book!

sansuey said...

I am so excited for you! Your work is so completely pleasing to my eyes!

Needled Mom said...

woohoo! Congratulations. It looks awesome.

1stteacher said...

Yea. Certainly something to celebrate.

Hope the book release goes well.

Marla said...

Cheers to you and your new release! I plan to see you at the C&T book signing.

Gloria Cotten said...

Congratulations!!! The book looks wonderful!

Susan Smith said...

Congratulations on your new book. I've just realised I have your other book and only just found your blog via another that I follow. I must admit to not looking at too many blogs due to time restraints. The book is going on my list though as I enjoy Sunday Morning Quilts. Take care.

Cheryl said...

Congrats! I love all of the designs you have shown in this book, I am excited for it to be released!!

Lucy ~ Charm About You said...

Congratulations! Such beautiful projects Amanda Jean!

V said...

Hooray my copies (I ordered 2 way back in October, 1 for me and 1 for a gift) arrived in Australia early last week. I love it Amanda Jean. Congratulations.

Kate said...

Congratulations! Lots of fun projects to use up all those scraps we all seem to have flooding our sewing rooms.

Janice Holton said...

Amanda, you must be on cloud 9 with this new "baby" of yours! A true labor of love and wow! The sneak peaks you gave us are wonderful!

claire93 said...

how exciting!

Alison Wood said...

What gorgeous quilts and pincushions, I cannot wait to make all of them! Your colour choices are wonderfully happy and distinctively yours. I would love a signed copy but live in UK. I will see if my son who has just moved to MI can get one for me!

Brakmack said...

Congratulations on your book!! It looks great!!

Swedish Scrapper said...

Congrats on a fabulous looking book! More lovely projects :) You are really a scrap Queen :)

beth s said...

You're a quilt scrap genius. Congratulations!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Congratulations AmandaJean!!! We've all been waiting, too!

It will be available just in time for my birthday....guess my request! I'll have to do the legwork as my husband can barely answer his phone, but it's totally worth getting a signed copy. Thanks so much!

Chris said...

Congratulations!

Debbie Lou said...

Congrats on the new book. It looks like a fun one! Enjoy!!!

ann casey said...

The book looks AMAZING. Have put the signing at Quilt Con on my calendar.

Jodie Banks said...

Does this book have pin cushion patterns in it?

pingraham said...

I'm so excited to use your new book! Mine is to arrive February 14 via Amazon! Happy Valentine's Day to me! Congratulations!

house on hill road said...

so so excited for you! congrats!