This was a great thing to wake up to this morning:
Even without the picture of the cover, it’s still a pretty awesome feeling to see your own book listed at Amazon.com! This caused quite a stir in our house on Saturday morning! The book is also listed at the AQS site, in the Upcoming Releases section and on it’s own page, and you can actually see a picture there as well as a short description.
Now that the book is listed at the AQS site and the mother of all book shopping sites, my editor has given the go ahead and I can share the actual cover art and subject material with you! So, without further ado, I give you Inchie Quilts:
And here’s the description:
Join the latest trend in quilting and make the tiniest quilts yet only 1 inch x 1 inch square! Learn how to make these exquisite little gems from a master. Quilted and embellished with beads, crystals, fibers, and found objects, each is a miniature work of art. Inchies can be incorporated into traditional, contemporary, and art quilts as an integral part of the quilt design. They add dimension and interest to quilts both large and small. You can even rearrange the Inchies because they are attached with Velcro® tape! This is a mixed technique and pattern book that provides complete instructions for those who like to follow a pattern as well as many ideas that will inspire fabric artists to innovate and adapt the Inchie techniques and concepts to their own quilts in new ways.
I just can’t tell you how excited I am about this! It’s all coming together in such an amazing way, and I’m all over bruises because I keep having to pinch myself to make sure I’m not just dreaming! 🙂 In addition to the book, I’ve developed a special set of tools for you which will make it easier to create your own Inchies. The InchieSee & InchieDo Ruler and Viewer Tool set are being manufactured soon and will be available by publication time! I just finalized the graphics for the ruler and viewer tool, and finished up the instruction insert last week.
For now, I’ll sign off and head back to the work of the day: basting the Accessorize Me! quilt, which will have hundreds more Inchies on it, in case you hadn’t already jumped to that conclusion! 🙂 I hope this quilt will be going to Houston this year, and maybe even to Columbus for the NQA show, if I can get it finished in time to enter it there!