Friday, April 30, 2010

Grasshopper in my Garden

I've kept this quite for a long time, and it's so nice to finally be able to share...


About 2 years ago I received an email from Kathreen Ricketson, whom many of you are familiar with from her popular blog Whip Up. She wanted to know if I would like to contribute to a book she was writing on mini quilts. After what seemed like forever, (takes a long time and a lot of work to put a book together) I am happy to say that it is finally in print!

Here's my little contribution... An embroidered mini quilt titled "Grasshopper in my Garden".






Now, those of you who visit Kathreen over at Whip Up, no doubt already know about the book, as all month long she has been featuring mini quilts on her blog in honor of her new book.


I was waiting until I received my copy of the book before sharing the news here on my blog... It came yesterday, and I am delighted to say that it's really lovely. Kathreen did a super job compiling lots of helpful information along with a wide range of projects from many talented artists, many of which I know you will be very familiar with.

I especially like that it has a spiral binding, so it lays nice and flat, and there's a pocket which holds all the patterns. Artistically, the layout is lovely, with beautiful photographs and super illustrations. This is a terrific book, and I hope you'll all be sure to check it out!

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Many thanks to everyone for your kind comments regarding my new Remnant work. I truly appreciate it.


Sometimes I am so afraid that no one will get what I am trying to do, and then when I receive so many thoughtful words of encouragement... it means so much.


The first 2 Remnant pieces sold very quickly, and I have just listed the 3rd in this series, shown here, here in my shop. I hope to post more later this week.


Have a great weekend Everyone!

44 comments:

Bia, from Brazil said...

Beautiful work. Quite a contribution, I´d say.
Love the Remnant too. The freedom to creat can take you to Heavens!

nicolette said...

Oh Wow, congratulations. Your grasshopper in the garden quilt is absolutely gorgeous!

britt said...

Good for you--how exciting to be published! I love what you do with shot cottons. You really give them life. Every time I see them on the bolt, I think of your work!

Blue Is Bleu said...

Congratulations!!! That's wonderful! :) I'll have to check it out when I see it in stores.

Stephanie said...

What a very cute grasshopper mini. Congratulations on being featured. Wishing the best of luck with book sales.

Kelly Hogaboom said...

Wonderful!

RosaMaría said...

ohh that is so great! the mini quilt is so beautiful! i LOVE your Remnant work, is just A M A Z I N G!

knitsteel said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful.

connie said...

Congratulations on the beautiful book. Your quilt is really wonderful.

I am really loving these remnant pieces you are doing. I am still looking at my pile of shot cotton. I have not cut into a single piece. I need to get with it!!!

Thanks for the kind works about my pot holders!

Fer said...

Oh my, how wonderful news! Yet another book to buy though, yay!

Allie said...

I have been seeing those posts over at whipup - I adore your grasshopper quilt! That is incredible - perfect in every way. Congratulations on being published!

Lynne said...

I keep seeing your name coming up on FMQ alongside fabulous little quilts and now I've hopped over here and seen why that is. How exciting!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Beautiful grasshopper, well done! I also love your remnant work, the colours work so well together, especially the green strip.

Kristin L said...

Congratulations on the book -- your grasshopper is perfect for spring. The remnant work is lovely too. :-)

Kaye Turner said...

Congratulations - terrific news. Well done :-)

Adélie said...

Congratulations Victoria, how exciting it must have been to see the book for the first time! As always, I admire the perfection of your craftsmanship.

dosfishes said...

Congratulations. I would like to have that little grasshopper and his cheery colors in my garden.
Your remnant series just blows me away. Painting with fiber in my head. Abstract wonderfulness!!!

High Desert Diva said...

Oh Victoria...congratulations!

Waiting to hear news of a book of your very own :-)

Cheryl Arkison said...

I agree with High Desert Diva, we hope to see your book soon!

It looks like a lovely book, and such an awesome project!

Dee / Cloth Company said...

How exciting!! Congratulations. It's darling.

And, BTW, here's a shot of the quilt I purchased from you earlier in the year in my study --

http://www.flickr.com/photos/clothcompany/4568274192/

Diane J. Evans said...

Congratulations! How exciting to see your own work in print! I'm anxious to check out the book.

Diane

Wendy said...

L.O.V.E. the Grasshopper quilt!!!

I'm really liking your "remnants" too. Love the hand-work!
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Isa said...

Looks gorgeous!
I think I have to get my hands on a copy of that book.

Suzie said...

Congratulations, the mini quilt is absolutely lovely! I'll be looking for that book. The second remant is also a beautiful.

Kim said...

Okay I hope you get that Your stuff is awesome! Everyone that looks at your blog only wishes they could be so creative...honestly....just lovely.
the book.....well I bet I am not only one that is thinking I've gotta have it because it looks so inspirational.........I look forward to hearing about how it feels for you to have a copy in your hands and then to find out how we can get one too.
It is so satisfying to see someone with real talent "kick down the door"!
So when will YOUR book be out?

Happy Sewing

sweetypie said...

victoria, there are a number of us here in england who are completely adicted to reading your blog,so just keep stitching and blogging!

Kim said...

well that sold fast!
You go girl.......!

Happy Sewing

PioneerValley said...

That's so exciting - congratulations on being included in what looks like a beautiful book!

Colleen MacDonald said...

I love your little grasshopper contribution, and thanks for introducing me to another fabulous fiber artist!

Hey Harriet said...

Congratulations on being included in that wonderful looking book. Your contribution is gorgeous! Well done Vic! Hope your weekend was lovely :)

Kelly said...

I LOVE this! The book is next on my "must-buy-this-cos-it's-just-too-awesome" list!

Victoria said...

You guys are all so sweet, thank you!

alobsiger said...

Your grasshopper quilt is one of my faves in the book -- not that I have any "unfaves" in the book. It's a smashing book!! The technique/instructional section in the front is remarkable. Such great information all in one place!

innBrooklyn said...

What a gorgeous little quilt: though it looks like so much meticulous work I can't imagine it can be 'whipped up!' The book looks lovely too, i'm heading over to see more of it now

BaileyGirl5 said...

Congratulations on being in print! That quilt is just amazing too.

BaileyGirl5 said...

Congratulations on being in print! That quilt is just amazing too.

picciolo said...

congratulations Victoria! Your quilt looks wonderful
: )

karen said...

congratulations!! wow!!

yahaira said...

that grasshopper just pops of the quilt! I love the colors you used, I can't wait to see the book

Diva Quilts said...

Congrats on your inclusion. And thanks so much for continuing to inspire us with you quilts of quiet glory...

Kit

Magdalen said...

Hi Vicki,

Congrats on the new book. I love the new quilt ideas.

See you soon :-)
Maggie

Solar power Australia said...

Beautiful! Your work is awesome. I just added it to my favorite list.

Gina said...

I love the remnant quilts you are making... beautiful!

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