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. :)
congrats! that is awesome.
Congrats, how exciting!!! I don't know how you kept it a secret...I sure couldn't have. That's awesome!
Congrats! You deserve it!
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!
Yay You!! It couldnt have happened to a nicer person!! I'm proud to know you!
Simply awesome! Congrats to you!
Congratulations! I bet it is an awesome quilt.
That'a amazing! Congratulations :) I'd have gone pretty crazy keeping that big a secret!
How exciting. Congratulations.
Congrats on being published....
Now, when do the rest of us get a crack at the pattern?!?!
Yeah! Congratulations. It's a great pattern. Good for you for keeping the secret.
Very pretty quilt! Congratulations!
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!
I LOVE mystery quilts. It's so fun to see yourself in print. Now the big questin: how do WE get a copy??
Congratulations!! What a great accomplishment! Kudos to you!
CONGRATULATIONS ......it really looks soooooo nice.
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.
Congratulations! How exciting!
Wow how very exciting. You have birthed another baby ;-)
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!
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???)
Awesome! Can we say "we knew her when...." ?!!!
Congratulations! I am thrilled for you - will be keeping my eye out for the Sew Hip magazine here Downunder!
You deserve to be proud! Congrats!
Congrats!!! I'll have to get this mag to check out your pattern. It's all just too cool!
wow!!! congrats!!!! that's amazing!!
Congratulations!!! That's awesome!
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.
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!"
that's amazing...both being published and keeping it hush hush...
Congrats...that's so cool.
Congratualions, Amandajean - abit sad - I don't think we get the mag out here - I look forward to seeing more!
Hugs - Lurline♥
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:)
Congratulations. Although I can't act too surprised since I already knew. But, congratulations, nonetheless. And so happy you FINALLY got them in print!!!
Why am I not surprised that you are now officially famous - congratulations.
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?:)
ooooh! i'm so-o-o pleased for you! what an exciting event in the quilting world!!!! yeah!
Way to go - congratulations Amanda Jean!
Congratulations! You have helped me become a better quilter by your tutorials! When do we get to see the quilt?
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.
Finally you can let it out!!!! Way to go Amanda! well done and well deserved!
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!
Congratulations!!!!! What an awesome accomplishment! You go girl!!!!
That is awesome Ronda! Sew proud of you =)
Congrats and enjoy! xo Kathy
Congratulations! That is wonderful news!
congratulations...being published must feel awesome
That is just wonderful! It couldn't have happened to a more deserving person. Congratulations!!
How can we get copies of this magazine or see what you've done? Great job!
Wow! A big major congrats to you!! What a thrill!!
Congrats on the publishing - international publishing, no less! Would love to see the real deal - all your quilts are so beautiful - and fun!
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!
That's So Exciting!!!
Congratulations! That's awesome!! How can we get copies???
Congratulations! That is awesome1
You have seriously impressive secret keeping skills!!!
I'm NOT surprised- I LOVE your quilts- you are so talented
Congratulations on being published! It makes all of that hard work worth it!
How wonderful for you!
Congratulations on being a published quilter!
Congratulations!! Now you must get those magazines stored in something air tight and preserve them for your future generations!!
That's fantastic news to share, congratulations. You are very talented so it's great you got to publish.
Oh Hurrah - we get it first!!! Congratulations - will definately have a go at this one.
Well done you.
Congratulations !! Although it surely has been a lot of work now it must b e very satisfying. Well done!!
I'm making that quilt! I was wondering if it was you.... how many AmandaJeans are there?
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
Wow! How cool!!!! Can we even get this magazine in the US? I'd definitely buy it. Congrats!!
Bravo! Congratulations Amanda Jean! I am thrilled for you!
That is just fantastic!! I can pick that up at my local Barnes and Noble!
Well done. How exciting for you!!
Congratulations! That's so exciting.
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!
So excited and proud and happy for you! How cool!
So wonderful! Congrats on the success!!!
congratulations! how exciting!
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!
Doing a little happy dance just for you! YEAH!!!!
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???
Congratulations, AmandaJean! How exciting!!
a HUGE congrats to you! awesome!
That is awesome!
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.
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!
Congratulations! How thrilling for you!
Congrats.... On the mag and you keeping a secret, :) I know it wasn't easy.
Way to go! That's amazing! Congrats!
Oooooh, Congratulations CrazyMom!!! That's VERY exciting and VERY well deserved!!!
Congratulations! What an accomplishment!
That's wonderful. Congratulations!
How exciting! Congrats! I'm sure this will be the first of many publications to come!
WOW, congrats Amanda, that is so cool!
Congratulations Amanda Jean!
Congratulations! I know this is something you have been working towards for quite awhile! I am VERY happy for you! ~Hj
Congrats! That's amazing! And your international!
Congratulations! That's awesome!
Congratulations you must be so excited. You should start up an online store selling your patterns and quilts. All the best Carol
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!
Congratulations!! That’s a real milestone! Enjoy!
Congratulations!!! How exciting - going to go and ask my Mama (in the UK)to pick me up a copy!
How fabulous for you! Congratulations!
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.
Good for you! That's so exciting!
So, how do we get the issues / pattern?
Congratulations, well done!!
You have to post a pictue the finished quilts when the whole mystery is solved.
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.
now that is awesome!
congats!! i dream of this day!.. one day... but for now.. sooo proud to see you in print!! you deserve it!
Congratulations! That's so exciting!
How very exciting! Congratulations :) So glad you didn't implode - he he
How awesome is that! Congratulations!!! Really happy for you...although I don't know how you kept the secret!!!
Congratulations, I wish the magazine were available here in Canada. I'd run out and buy a copy.
congratulations! I subscribe to this magazine!!! Yah for you!!!
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
That is so cool! Congrats to you. I bet that was hard to keep a secret. You should be very proud!
Congratulations!! That is so cool! I'm just bummed we can't all go out and buy it. :)
Congratulations, Amanda Jean!! That is so exciting!!
Congratulations! What a fun accomplishment!
Congratulations! You are so amazing. Do you know if we can get the magazine in Canada?
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.
Congrats! It feels wonderful doesn't it. Like some verification that talent matters! I so get it. Nice job.
CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS!!!!! and way to go on the tight lip!!! ;)
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??
Wow! I guess I knew it was going to happen, but it will be fun to see the actual magazine!
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!!!
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
I was so excited over it all, I forgot to say... I LOVE THE QUILT!
YIPPEE!!! HOORAY!!! YEEEEAAAYY!!!
(so happy for you! ;)
Love the quilt and now where can we buy the magazine?
Congrats, Amandajean!! I'll have to pick those up!!!
Yipeee! How exciting is that? I'm so happy for you!!!!
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!
that's awesome :)
Congratulations! how exciting! (my word verification was britaspa! brit!!!!)
Yes, yes, yes!!! Congratulations. Enjoy looking at those copies they sent - how fun to be in international print!
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.
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