Friday, 25 January 2013

some news......


Yesterday my mum sent me a text to say she'd spotted this on Amazon (I'm guessing she trawls the coming soon pages in hope of spotting something I've done), so I thought I should probably share the news!

May 7th I have a book coming out, with Martingale/That Patchwork Place. Eeek. They're a fantastic company to work with, and I've really enjoyed the book process so far (although I am nervous as heck for when it actually comes out).

It's only a little book - 25 of my favourite traditional blocks and some modern variations and ideas, 1 quilt and 3 small projects. Smaller book means lower price point (which, let's face it, is important these days with the economy the way it is, I know my book buying has severely suffered this past year), and my hope was to create something similar to the Japanese craft books that inspired me when I first started sewing and quilting.

I love block books. I like them better than books with projects in. I also love scraps (as you know) and it was important for me to write a book that combined the 2. When Martingale suggested trying this new smaller format that they're bringing out I was really excited, and if this was the first book of a series you can expect more of the same...if it was a series....just saying.....you know....maybe that's a hint.....

So what's it about then?

There are 25 (I guess the title gives that away!) 6" finished blocks, all with the option of self sashing taking them up to 8" finished. Plus a small collection of projects that are inspired by or use the blocks. You can see all of the projects and blocks on Amazon so you know exactly what you get before you make that click to buy (I like that about Martingale books - it's something they tend to do for all their books).

Find it on Amazon UK, US, and the Book Depository for pre-order!

(can I also mention I love that the band with my name on it is orange. I love orange. I hadn't noticed it before now, I had nothing to do with that - they chose ORANGE! It's the little things that keep you happy)




80 comments:

jodie said...

Super awesome well done to you ... my gift giving for 2013 is sorted... I'll even buy one for myself !

heart of charnwood said...

Oooh, you have been a busy bunny, this looks fun, and well done, it's great you get your own title too! I have to say, i love the Book Depository prices, but Amazon service, someone told me they're the same company recently, not sure if that's true? I only got the Fat Quarterly book a couple of weeks ago, and really love the fun blocks in that, at least i've got a little time to use that and the blogging Book before the new one comes out! : )

Jess said...

Oh we'll done! Hmmm, that's conveniently close to my birthday. And Mother's Day. I think there will be a few hints dropped about this one ;o)

Jess said...

Damn you autocorrect! *well done!

Di said...

CONGRATULATIONS Katie. This book looks like one that all quilters will enjoy. Di x

Judith, Belfast said...

Well done K! Another string to your bow! You're on a roll! Jxo

Louise said...

Excellent news - congratulations! Think the smaller format is a great idea.

thedodds said...

Crickey, you're going to have your own little section on the bookshelf soon! Love the idea of the smaller format: adore those Japanese books, too! Congratulations, Katy x

Jen Walshaw said...

Congratulations, you talented lady you!

Kate said...

That is so fantastic! Well done!

Mandalin said...

oh! Way to go you!!Fantabulous!!!

Eva said...

Congratulations! The book looks great! So exciting!

Sewing Directory said...

Amazing news Katy! I just flicked through the pics on Amazon and those blocks look great. I definetly hope it is part of a series... :-)

RuthDesigns said...

Well done lovely lady :)

HillyFilly said...

Oops you did it again..! Well done clever girl..

dutchcomfort said...

Congratulations Katy!!! Well done!

Sam said...

That's fantastic news! I shall definitely be buying a copy. I love your work!

Katarina said...

Huge congrats!!!So well deserved!!!!!xo

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

Congratulations Katy!!

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

Congratulations! Looks like a super book!

Kate at M is for make said...

Yay! congrats Katy

Sarah Russett said...

Congrats!! I can't wait to get it!!

Charlotte said...

hooray!!!!! That's fab :-D

joanne said...

Congratulations!!! Those blocks looks brilliant, can't wait to see the book!

Annabelle said...

I will check it out - and congratulations.

Debbie said...

Very cool for you! Congrats!!

Karen said...

Wow! This is great news, can't wait to see it. Nicely done!! =}

Katy Cameron said...

Woohoo, congrats on your very own book!

Jan | Daisy Janie said...

Loving all the fun things you're getting involved with, Katy! Everything sounds wonderful!! Congratulations!

alobsiger said...

Yes!!!!! Congratulations! VERY happy for you!! I'm sure it is LOVELY and can't wait to get it in my paws! Congrats, ma'am!

Fran said...

Lucky you! Well done :-)

knottygnome said...

congrats! sounds like a great idea for a book.

Sonia said...

Oh how exciting! Excuse me, I need to go amend my Amazon wish list.....!!!

Auntie Pami said...

See you at Market? I'll be getting this one for sure! I see a BOM for the Fall...

Sarah said...

Congratulations! it looks fab, and I've added it to my wish list x

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

Waaaaaaaay cool. And a series? Even cooler!

Elsa said...

So exciting to have a book published! I just pre-ordered it!

Leanne said...

Congratulations on the book! It looks lovely.

Sarah said...

Very cool, congratulations!

Beth said...

Yay! It's beautiful Katy!

Tiffany said...

How exciting! Congrats! I like that you mentioned lower price point, I will go check it out and maybe pre-order. I'd love to have a book with inspiration from you! Is that cheesy or what? ;)

verykerryberry said...

Big congrats, there are loads of pics on Amazon too, love the fabric choices in your blocks

Monica said...

Congratulations! Smaller, less expensive books is the right way to go because it makes it buying a new book affordable for just about anyone.

LoBo333 said...

Congratulations! The book looks great!

CathyK said...

Congratulations! It looks like a terrific book! Of course we wouldn't expect any less from you! :)

Margaret said...

Congratulations, Katy! How exciting! I love everything you, do so your latest venture will be sure to find a home in my craft room library!

Sheila said...

Well done Katy - I love the way old blocks can be rediscovered with new fabrics.

diane said...

you are full of wonderful surprises. Congratulations!

CitricSugar said...

Woohoo! Congrats, Katy! Now you've moved up the ladder from rock star to Rock Star, with pyrotechnics and extra buses just for roadies… :-)

Rosa said...

Congratulations.The book looks fabulous!!

Dan R said...

Sweet! Congrats

Catherine said...

Fabulous. well done to you Katy

Amy said...

How exciting, Congratulations! It looks lovely.

Heidi Staples said...

So excited for you, Katy! Congrats!!

Mary said...

How exciting! The pics of the blocks on Amazon look great, I look forward to seeing the book.

Annabella said...

Congratulations - this is wonderful news!! I love project books for inspiration but prefer block books too. I hope this is a series. Yea!!

Emmington Fox said...

Very cool. I'm not so sure about the publisher displaying all the projects on the amazon page though - now I've seen them all I feel like I don't need to buy the book!

happy zombie said...

OMG this is so exciting! And you little minx you for keeping so mum on this!! Congrats, congrats, congrats!!! I'll be the first in line to buy your book!! XXOO!!!

PS, I so agree with you about Martingale - they are such a fantastic company and such a pleasure to work with!

CarolT said...

Exciting news for you. I want your book and I hope you have more down the road. Congratulations.

liniecat said...

Do you think they opted for orange knowing about this named blog???? Congrats! Must look out for this it sounds interesting!
I love recycling scraps too

elnorac said...

Congratulations! So nice that you came out with a book that will help us use up our scraps!

PatSloan said...

what a stinker keeping it quiet!! Good for you!

mascanlon said...

So fun! I love the smaller size and the hints too...lol. On my list Katy!

mo said...

You are a rock star!!! So exciting!It looks gorgeous!

Cheryl Arkison said...

You secretive minx, you. Congrats!

Nicky said...

Fab-u-lous Dahling! First of many I hope!

rachelmp said...

Congratulations Katy! How fantastic and I am so pleased for you. My 10 year old son Kane currently has a orange crush

Liz DandeliondD said...

Wowsers, what a completely fantastic book.
I can't wait to get a copy.
And it will make the most fabulous QAL. Will you be hosting one?????

karen said...

WOW! Congratulations on your book ~ looks fabulous. I look forward to having my own little copy. ox

bellsjo said...

Congratulations - you must be very chuffed!

Dana said...

I would love to win this!!

angharad handmade said...

Congrats on the book, Katy, it looks great!

Holli said...

Yay! Congratulations, Katy! I was on vaca and saw on your twitter that you had some news but couldn't actually get the post that said what it was/is! This is great. I, too, love blocks. You're so creative. I'll get the book even if I don't win!

Kathie said...

Congratulations Katy, maybe you can sign my copy at FQR!

Montseta said...

Congrats Katy!!! Having a book on your own must be terrific and terrifying at the same time!!! Wish you lots of sales.

pandchintz said...

Wow Katy!! Congratulations!! Very exciting news - hope it sells really well. I'll be looking out for a copy.

Tacha said...

Whooooooo hoooooooo!!!! Cannot wait to get my copy!

xx

Marit said...

Congratulations!!!!
; )

Florence (Flossie Teacakes) said...

Congratulations - that's wonderful news, Katy! I love that the black runs through all the blocks - it makes them feel totally cohesive and like it has your unique paw print on it. x

Poppyprint said...

How did I completely and utterly miss this excitement?!!!! Way to go Katy - this looks great and I am looking forward to checking out this new format book. Applause!!!

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