Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WIP Wednesday: My Biggest WIP

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
This week my focus had to abruptly shift to my most important WIP: Vintage Quilt Revival !

Vintage Quilt Revival final review! Faith and Katie and I had our final review this week. It was thrilling to see it in its final form after working so hard on it for the last year and a half. And I'm so excited to get this book into all of your hands. (That's the title page in the photo above, by the way, not the cover.)

Vintage Quilt Revival final review!
I feel like this book has a distinct point of view and really has something to say. Sure, there are patterns you can follow (lots of them, and really cool ones!). But I also hope this book will be a general source of inspiration, pushing you to be more creative, to appreciate the history of the craft, and to look at traditional quilt blocks in a whole new light. Obviously I think we've succeeded in that, but you all will be the ultimate judges.

The book should ship in early- to mid-December. (Just in time for Christmas—makes a great gift!) Yes, you can pre-order it on Amazon. And please ask your local quilt shop to carry it as well!

Oh, and for those of you wondering about my AQS Modern Quilt Challenge Quilt—yeah, that's not happening after all. With the manuscript review this week, I just didn't have time. So I entered Modern Mirage instead. Modern Mirage wasn't exactly the judges' favorite at Quilt Con, so entering it in another show might just mean I'm a glutton for punishment. : ) But it was one of my only show-worthy contenders available, and I think enough time has passed since Quilt Con that I'm brave enough to put it out there again. I'm still going to work on the quilt I started for the challenge at some point—maybe for Road to California? We'll see.

What are you working on this week? Here are the linky rules:
1. Link up any post from the past week that features at least one unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. Somewhere in your post, you must link back here to my blog. (Or grab the WIP Wednesday button for your sidebar.)
3. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!


38 comments:

  1. Ooh, in time for Christmas! :)

    And your Modern Mirage is still amazing to me. :)

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  2. Congratulations on the book - the sneak looks like a winner.

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  3. Congratulations! I'm so excited to get my hands on it!

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  4. Congrats on your biggest WIP! It looks like it is full of inspiration!!

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  5. How exciting for you!! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. I love the quilt that's featured on the title page. Congrats!

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  6. I'm not sure I'd worry too much about what the quilt con judges say. I don't think they know their 'modern' from their 'modernism'! ;-)

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  7. Well that book looks fantastic. Good on you for getting through all the hard work to get it published. I am sensing a little Chrissie pressie (I like to buy my own :-)) in my future!

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  8. Just added your book to my wishlist :)

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  9. Modern Mirage is a great quilt - don't forget that judges also have personal tastes and personal opinions.

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  10. Oh I LOVE your Modern Mirage quilt! Great idea to enter it.

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  11. Loving this book already! Added to my Amazon wish list.

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  12. Fantastic news Lee. I am looking forward to it.

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  13. I really like Modern Mirage and I hope this time around you are more satisfied with the results! The colors are wonderful in that quilt.

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  14. Really looking forward to the book coming out. I'm going to be pre-ordering a copy

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  15. Your book looks lovely - I think it's great that you're aiming for it to be a source of inspiration, not just a set of patterns. That's what I buy quilting books for - sometimes I follow the patterns but honestly I prefer to design my own quilts, so a book that has a point of view is definitely what I'm after. I'll add it to my Christmas wish list :-)

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  16. Congrats on the book, Lee, Faith and Katie! Looks like I can start my letter to Santa now. Thanks also for hosting WIP Wednesday each week, Lee!

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  17. So exciting! I can't wait for your book, Lee! I've been to guild meetings with Katie and I love all of the work you three produce. Really excited!

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  18. The book looks fascinating and I love Modern Mirage. What's wrong with those judges, anyway? :)

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  19. Congratulations on your book. I am sure it has been an exciting journey.

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  20. wow! Congrats on your book. It looks like it is right up my alley, I love vintage with a new twist.

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  21. I can't wait for this box to come out -- I have it preordered on Amazon

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  22. Modern Mirage looks pretty awesome in my humble opinion. How exciting it must be for you with your upcoming book to be released! Congratulations. The pillow alone is making it a "must have".

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  23. Oooh, the book looks wonderful! (And I love modern mirage!)

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  24. This book looks amazing! I've recently found myself wanting to learn more about the history for this craft. I'll be adding this to my wish list for sure :)

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  25. Congratulations on your book, it looks great.

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  26. I think Rowan and Julia said it best -- the judges at QuiltCon are not the judges at the AQS show, and I would bet that the AQS judges use a more standard criteria, and are more OBjective and CONstructive with their critiques and judging. Modern Mirage is a stunning quilt -- to modern and traditional eyes. You want your book to be an inspiration? Well, I know Modern Mirage has been. :) Good luck with both!

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  27. Congrats again on the book, it looks beautiful from the sneak peeks! Can't wait to get a copy.
    Amanda

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  28. Vintage Quilt Revival looks like it's going to be a great book - I love reading books that have more to read than just looking at pattern diagrams :-)

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  29. Congratulations Lee! It looks wonderful. I will definitely be adding this to my library. I mean the title alone is terrific :)
    jan@sewandsowfarm

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  30. Congratulations to all three of you! It looks like such a fantastic book :)

    Yeah, my show-worthy quilt didn't happen either. I decided to submit a different one anyway and if they include it, that will be fun. Modern Mirage is wonderful - it would be a great addition to the exhibit.

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  31. That looks like a pretty major finish to me :o) Congrats!

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  32. I cannot wait to get my hands on this book! Congrats!

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  33. My book's been on order for ages--and am looking forward to getting it as an early Christmas gift to myself.

    Yes--I love Modern Mirage! When I was at Road last year, one of my favorite quilts (not mine), of a Samurai Warrior didn't place at all. I was really disappointed, so imagine my delight when I opened this month's Quilter's Newsletter and it was a featured quilt in their show round-up page, as it had done very well in other shows. I say, why not? Good luck!

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  34. Congratulations Lee! Such a great concept and the book looks wonderful!

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  35. Book looks good! That's a lot of o's. By the way, I ADORE Modern Mirage. I don't just adore it, I'm awestruck by it. So good luck.

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  36. Congrats on the book! I can't wait to get it in my hot little hands!

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  37. Modern Mirage is so lively and graphic. Good luck with your entry. I still haven't decided about entering anything.

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  38. The preview pages of the book look amazing, and I'm sure the rest of it is amazing as well.

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