Where We are Published: Preorder the Book!!

OOPS…I forgot to include the link.  CLICK HERE to order.

I have something fun to show you…my quilt!!

What do you think?  It’s totally not my normal quilt at all.  This was a big venture for me as I typically don’t make “fussy” quilts and this was a little fussier than I am used to.  I do love it and I did have a ton of fun making it.

Here’s the back story:
Back in July the people at Annie’s Publishing contacted me and asked if I would be interested in submitting a design for a book for them.  The requirement, the quilt had to have a pieced flower block…no applique.  Hmm.  That sounded like a fun challenge.  I went to Moda to check out what fabric lines they had coming out and immediately fell in love with Maureen McCormick’s A Blooming Bunch line.

I was to keep the quilt under wraps but there was Rosie back in August giving you a sneak peek!!

The book is finished and we got our quilt back.  What a fun quilt.  I couldn’t wait to show it to you all.

The quilt is made up of four blocks.  The Tulip, the Zinnia, the stem, and the cute little bees.


I used a simple loop design for the quilting.  Here is my reasoning.  The quilting gets lost in the busy background and the loops reminded me of a bussing bee traveling from flower to flower.


You might remember I did a video on the snowballing process in making quilts.  I used that process when a made this quilt.  I used it A LOT!

HERE is a link to the video if you want to see more of the process.

Although the blocks are pretty detailed, a person could make this quilt fairly quickly.

It would be a great project to break up into weekend work.  One weekend, make the bee blocks.  The next weekend the stem blocks and so on.


The bees were a bit of a challenge to design but thanks to EQ, I did it.


It was so cold and windy when I took pictures of the quilt.

I think it is the perfect quilt to pull you out of the winter rut and move you on to thinking of summer!!


The quilter is smaller than my usual.  It’s made of 9′ blocks with a finished size of 49″ x 67″.  I think it’s the perfect size for a granddaughter… the only thing is, I have three so which could I possibly give it to?

The backing is my favorite print from the line.  It’s perfectly retro!!

Check out what I did with the binding.  I pieced it exactly to change color so the binding around the bottom is green to match the grass the and the rest matches the sky color.


I have a ton of fun making the quilt…If you’re interested in making one of your own, Kelli and I put in an order to purchase copies of the book that the quilt is in.

The book is really more of a magazine only no ads.  It has our quilt, along with eight projects designed by others for a total of nine projects.

Here is the cover quilt…

…and you can see the rest of the quilts that are in the book featured on the back cover.

Kelli and I have ordered books and they should be here soon.  Books will be available for preorder at a cost of $13.50 for the US or Canada shipping.  If anyone else is interested, we’ll deal with those orders individually.  Just email me at rogjok@iowatelecom.net.

I don’t have an exact date to expect books so I can’t guarantee when they will get to you.  Just know as soon as they come in, I’ll be shipping them out to you.  That’s the nature of mail nowadays and with preordering.

HERE is the link to order.


I’m so happy I can finally tell you about the quilt!!  Let the preordering begin!

29 thoughts on “Where We are Published: Preorder the Book!!

  1. Jazz

    Congratulations, Jo! What a phenomenal piece of art! You are such a gifted professional — and such an inspiration to us all.

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  2. Maureen Toole

    Beautiful and charming quilt. Such creativity. Bees are my favorite insect although I’m allergic to their venom. Seems as they are appropriate design for you…busy as a bee pollinating the world with the love of quilting.

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  3. Brenda in SC

    Your quilt is so fun and beautiful!! Of course I will be preordering!! This will be a great size for charity quilts and I bet Ray will love quilting this one too!! Will email you as I could not get your link to work for ordering. Great job Jo!! Love it!!!

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  4. Donna

    Your tulip quit is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing it published and seeing the new book.
    Love and prayers

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  5. Ellie

    Your quilt is adorable! I love it ! You are so talented!

    The cover quilts didn’t show up and the link for ordering didn’t work but I’m sure you will fix that when you can. Thanks for working so hard and sharing with us.

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  6. Rachel Summy

    Congratulations Jo! Perfect timing for a flower and happy spring quilt! Yours is so very cute and creative!

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  7. Kate

    Such a cute quilt. I really like the tulips and flowers and the bee just add such a cute touch. It would be a good quilt for a granddaughter, so maybe making two more will be in your future – haha!!

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  8. Lori

    What a great girl quilt. Congratulations on being published again! You will just have to put this quilt in the pile until you have designed two more girl quilts ;-)

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  9. Margaret in North Texas

    What a neat design and congrats to you and Kelli getting published! I also love your tulip quilt you showed previously. Making the recipe you shared for dried cranberry cookies today

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  10. Carla

    I have been refusing to buy any new patterns until I finish ones I have. That just flew out the window. I like EVERY one of those projects. How cute would it be to embroider antennas on the bees?!!! Ah well, at least most of the patterns look quickish to make! Blessings!

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  11. Peggy

    I love your quilt and I saw it on Pine Needles Quilt the other night.

    Seeing your quilt made me order the book.

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  12. Janet Rice

    Congratulations! What a fun quilt! You are so talented and I’m happy you get the opportunity to share with the world. You’re the best!

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