Friday Finish: The Big Announcement!!

Kelli and I have our biggest finish ever today and an announcement to make.  First let me show you our quilt..or should I say quilts?

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I know-the pictures is a little disappointing in that you don’t actually get to see the pretty side.  But you do get to see that backs!!

So are you wondering why we have 14 quilts stacked up in a pile?  Are you wondering why we can’t show you fronts?  Well wonder no more.

Kelli and I have a book deal going on with Kansas City Star Publishing.  They created a new division called My Stars that features quilts that are a bit more modern….no worries.  We didn’t drop way off the deep end of modern but we did pull out lots of bright more modern prints and create some fun quilts with them.

Kelli and I submitted our proposal in January after Kelli found out she was getting laid off.  A couple weeks later we got the green flag and have been frantically sewing ever since trying to meet a May deadline.  Besides these 14 quilts we’ve also sewn 3 magazine quilts….so 17 quilts since January 25th.  We’ve both gone a bit crazy….

With work on the house, Kelli’s wedding and Kelli going back to college, it’s been pretty frantic…let’s just say, if we do it again, we’re hoping for a little bit longer of a processing time.

We still have a little bit of writing to do before we get everything sent in but we’re close….oh so close and glad we can finally let you all know why we haven’t been as good of bloggers as we should have been.  Right now, we’re a ways out from publishing.  We don’t expect any books to get to us until early 2015.  Trust me, we’ll keep you posted.

We are just dying to sew something without a deadline….but first we have to find our sewing rooms.  They are bad….REALLY BAD…and Kelli has to get her wedding thank yous written too.  We are so thankful that everyone has been so patient with us.

Today, we are hooking up with……Confessions of a Fabric AddictLink a Finish FridayFreedom Fridays, and Crazy Mom Quilts.

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39 thoughts on “Friday Finish: The Big Announcement!!

  1. Lisa

    Congrats on the book deal! I’m looking forward to seeing it! I’m so impressed that you and Kelli sewed sew many quilts in such a short period of time!

  2. debbie siltala

    Congratulations, I am so excited for the both of you. Can’t wait until it is available.

  3. Tammy Reed

    Congrats on the book, so very exciting!!!
    l don’t know how you two get so much done, but it has to be great getting to work together.

  4. Lola

    Congratulations on your book deal! Hope it the first of many for you all! Warm weather may bring you closer to your new home as well! Best wishes.

  5. jenny

    Hi Jo! So happy for you and Kelli :) … since you are writing books, there are two books that I always wanted to buy but never could find. Patriotic quilts and a farmers wife with good easy instructions and different sizes for the blocks. Basic books that are timeless I suppose :). Cant wait to see your book!

  6. Pam Thorne

    Congrats on the book deal! I love reading about your family life and sewing with your daughter. Can’t wait to see the quilts and the book!

  7. Nell

    CAN NOT WAIT FOR PRE-ORDER DAY! YAHOOOOOO FOR YOU!!! Can you hear me shouting clear over here in NEBRASKA????? Hug each other once from me! YIPPPPPEEEEE!!! HOORAY! So very excited for both of you!

  8. Debbie B

    Fun times! Congrats to you and Kelli! So looking forward to the big reveal. Enjoy!

  9. Mary Jo Jones

    Congratulations on all that you have going for you!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will be looking forward to your book…you have worked hard to get where you are!

  10. Sally H

    This is so exciting! Yeah for you! I’m sorry you had such frantic sewing, but can’t wait to see the book. Congratulations.

  11. Penny in So CA

    And “When it rains it pours” ………. Congratulations! Eager to see your new book & those sparkly quilts!!

  12. Deb

    Great news, can’t wait to see your new book. I know you are happy to have all those quilts finished.

  13. michelle a

    Congratulations! That is awesome and so exciting! Cant wait til it comes out.

  14. Patti

    Wonderful news! I’m very happy for you both. I can’t wait to buy a copy and get sewing!

  15. sue

    I’ll add my congratulations! You two do such great work in so many ways! I’ve always admired your get up and go. I think it’s just wonderful..

  16. Celia

    So happy for you both! Whew! Talk about frenzy quilting…this is it. Can’t wait to see your lovely quilts.

  17. Vivian

    Whoo hoo and congrats! This will be a book I’ll be looking forward to seeing! And looks like the acceptance could not have been timed more perfectly (can you say Good Quilt Karma?).

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