Hello! Long time, no see. My sincere apologies for the blog neglect. I have been really busy here and something had to go so unfortunately it was the blog. I am back and will stay current with postings. By the way I do post little snippets on Facebook. It only takes just a couple of minutes and is easy for me to keep up with. If interested you can see what I am up to there. You do not have to have an account to look, only to post. The page is www.facebook.com/LinenClosetDesigns .
So, what have I been doing? Well, I drew and stitched the quilt above. It is called Sunnyside Sampler. It is a rendition of an antique quilt that I have been in love with forever. It is made with fabric from my Best Wishes line. I used the postcard prints for the background and the 3 darkest blues, 3 darkest reds and the gold. It gives a nice look I think and shows the versatility of the line. I am writing the pattern now and it will be available very soon along with the pattern for this quilt.
I am also working on a couple of other designs that use my fabric line. I finished a project for the winter issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine and am currently working on a major design for a magazine that will be out next year. I would love to share it with you because I am pretty excited about it but that will have to wait. A huge "thank you" to all for the nice comments on my cover quilt.
As most of you know, I released a new book in February, A Year of Cozy Comforts. Well I have been working away on another book as well.
This is my new book that will be released in September. It is called Inspired- A 21st Century Twist on 19th Century Favorites. I am super happy with the way it turned out. It was well worth the work. It is 80 pages and features 6 quilts with the option for a 7th size. There are applique, wool applique and pieced quilts.
I have also been working on the artwork for a future fabric line and am busy getting things together for the Des Moines AQS Quilt show. I will be a vendor there this year. If you plan to attend the show be sure to stop and see me in booth #109. I am really looking forward to the show and meeting lots of quilters.
I have been on the road quite a bit this summer to teach and speak. I have been to Illinois and Arkansas, up the road to Mexico, Mo. and am heading back to Arkansas at the end of the month. It has been great. It is so nice to meet all you quilters out there.
So I think you see why the blog has been pushed aside. I can't say that things are slow now but I have some big projects behind me and feel like I have a little more leeway. Thanks for sticking with me while the blog sat empty so to speak.
If you would like to win an advance copy of my latest book, leave me comment of some sort. Tell me about what kind of quilts you love. I will draw a name on the 24th.
Happy Quilting, Dawn