December 5, 2008

Patterns Here & Patterns There


After an 8 month journey to Lark Books, my Monkey quilt finally returned home! The pattern will be published in a book called Quilts, BABY! due out in May 2009. Everyone at Lark is very excited about this book and word is that it is going to be the best book Lark has published to date! I am so very excited!




I also received my copies of Pretty Little Purses & Pouches in the mail this week. It features my third published pattern... Teacup pouch. They arrived just in time to give to my family & crafty friends as Christmas gifts!

Recently I have been focusing on my pattern making. I have been working on my cover design and instruction layout. I am so excited because I have decided to go with a booklet layout instead of loose pages. Now that I have it all organized, I am sketching my days away between Christmas baking and crafts. As soon as I am happy with my sketches I will drop them into place with the help of photoshop and soon after, I will be able to send out copies out to my pattern testers. I want to thank everyone who has been waiting ever so patiently for my patterns over the last two years... you are STILL on my ever-growing list!



26 comments :

Anonymous said...

Your cover art is fantastic!!! The design/layout is very eyecatching and really highlights your unique style Laurraine. I can't wait until they are available. Thanks for the 'making your own labels' tutorial - I made mine tonight in prep for sewing gifts all day tomorrow ON MY NEW MACHINE. Happy sketching. Krista

Heike said...

Hi Laurraine,
I love all the little things You are sewing, it's a special style and it's fantastic. Thank You for sharing.
A big hug
from Germany to Vancouver (I love this town)
Heike
www.Heikesquilt.blogspot.com

Jo said...

Such exciting news. I am very happy for you.

julia said...

Hi Laurraine,
congratulations!
The new cover design is very 'you' &'catchy'...I really love it & I'm looking forward to the day when your patterns will be available...
Cheers, Julia

Lynn S said...

Let me know if you need another pattern tester! I would be interested!

Bettina said...

Lovely,blog!!!You are genio!!!:)

Martina said...

I love the quilt!!! I look forward to your patterns...your work is wonderful!
hugs
Martina

ferne said...

How do you get to be a pattern tester? I think it is something I would love to do. Your patterns are looking great! I have been enjoying looking at your work for a while now and am so glad that I will be able to make something like it myself, so exciting.

Jocelan Thiessen said...

Congrats on the book published with your pattern!
Your own book looks very professional! i am sure it will do very well!

Sonia said...

Oh my word Laurraine, this monkey patchwork is to die for & I'm so happy for you that you'll be published again ! You deserve all the fame !! :D
And Yeah yeah for the patterns ! You are so brilliant, it's going to sell like buns ! Someday I'll learn how to quilt & do patchwork ... that's on my list ! :D
Sending you tons of hugs, my friend ! xoxoxo

Carrie P. said...

Congratulations. Such a very cute quilt.

Terry said...

Oh my goodness!! Those monkeys are so cute! I wish I knew someone having a baby so I could make it for them! :0)

Carl@ said...

That beautiful work!
The butterfly is great! As the patterns get?
If you need to do a test pattern, I offer
Excuse my English, I am using a translator


Que hermosos trabajos!
La mariposa esta genial! Como se consiguen los patrones?
Si necesitas hacer una prueba de patrones, me ofrezco
Perdon mi ingles, estoy usando un traductor

Mimosa said...

Hi! I'm a big fan of your blog and your creations ! That's why I find that it's a great idea to publish your patterns !

Yummers! said...

I am so glad you're making patterns and getting published. You really deserve it as your ideas and work are fantastic!
Joni

Karen said...

Love the monkey quilt and the butterfly potholder is beautiful!

Tracy said...

How does one get on your pattern-testing list?

I'd love to give it a try.. :-)

Noriko said...

Congratulations on your publication!! Your monkey quilt IS one of the cutest quilts EVER!! Your patterns are looking phenomenal...can't wait to see the finished products!

Karen said...

Those monkeys are so cute! And that book is on my list for Santa this year.....I found you via Giveaway Day and so glad I did...I'm doing another giveaway on my blog; stop by if you get a chance!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

That's some exciting stuff!!! Congratulations! I just love that monkey quilt and have to say that it's one of the best quilts I've EVER seen.
Smiles, Karen

Simply This and That said...

Oh gosh the peak at one of your patterns is wonderful! So excited! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE to see your monkey quilt up close and personal. Happy Holidays Blog Friend. ooxx`jodi

Brenda said...

I love your monkey quilt. Your work is wonderful.

Julia said...

I love your monkey quilt. Your designs and patterns are wonderful.

Ovos de Avestruz Esculpidos said...

Very nice.

Carlos

Anita said...

I love Your works! Wonderful!!!

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Have the pattern for your Tea Bag pouch - it is wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work!