Saturday, 7 July 2012
Holy crap!! This deadline didn't sneak up on us....it ran after us, dragged us down kicking and screaming!! I'm talking about book number 3. The manuscript is due into the Martingale offices Tuesday! We are scrambling here!
I'm not as much of a last minute person as Jeanne is, so I think I may be feeling the pressure just a bit more than her at the moment! Jeanne works best under pressure, and I fall completely apart! So, after she's picked me up off the floor the last few days, lived with my crankiness, and assured me numerous times we can do this, we are sailing into the final moments! Jeanne is now furiously editing my writings and illustrations. The projects are all done...well...ok...maybe not quite all.....
Our amazing staff has graciously stepped in and hand sewn many many bindings in the last few days so that we can meet this deadline. Thank you Flo and Yvonne!!
Wendy, who has long arm quilted a large portion of the quilts in this book, has graciously put our quilts ahead of her other customers in order for this deadline to be met! Thank you Wendy!
Now, while I can't show you the quilts in the book (you gotta wait!) I think I can give you a few hints!
First off....let me just say, that if you liked Tis the Season and you enjoyed Urban Country Quilts, then you will love this book!! I can't say if the name will remain the same, but it has been tentatively titled, A Bumper Crop of Quilts. It will have a fall flavour with the easy projects, warm earthy tones and chunky applique that you've come to recognize from us!
And surprise, surprise....flowers! And that beige, brown, red, green combo we love so much!!
And when we proposed this book, we said we wouldn't be putting in any pumpkins! Can you believe WE said that!! So it might just come as a surprise when we send everything to Martingale........
and there ARE pumpkins!
So watch for book number 3 coming out in the Spring of 2013! We promise.....it's a good one!