Tuesday, May 11, 2010

summer blocks

several months ago the ladies at Sew Hip magazine in the United Kingdom contacted me about doing a quilt pattern for their magazine. 
Of course I said yes, and the magazine arrived in my mailbox a week or so ago.  I honestly forgot all about it, and thought to myself, "I don't subscribe to this magazine"...I started flipping through it and my memory came back once I saw my quilt in it.  
What an honor.  It wasn't until later that evening, when my husband mentioned it that I even noticed it on the cover!  I am thrilled. 

I have to admit that it wasn't always thrilling.  I was contacted on my due date, and the craziness of a newborn plus 2 other young children took over my life, the realization that I had very little free time, and the weariness that comes with a newborn had me second guessing my ability to get it finished.  We even had a week or two where we thought it was lost in the mail...none of this was thrilling.  But seeing my quilt in a magazine is beyond description.  So, thanks to the gals at Sew Hip.  It looks fabulous!
I showed you the binding a long time ago...It's one of my favorite parts.
my other favorite part is the quilting.  Straight lines about an inch apart.

(they even named it for me, which is an extra bonus, since I consider myself very uncreative in the quilt naming department.)

71 comments:

  1. I follow you on Google Reader and wanted to let you know that I love, love, love this quilt! Love the design and your quilting is superb! Are you planning to post the pattern on your blog? The magazine it is featured in is not available where I live in the U.S.

    Happy Quilting!
    Karen

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  2. How incredibly FUN!!! Congrats on the publication!!! I LOVE the quilt!!! Straight line quilting looks so nice but it's harder to do than stippling to me. VERY nice job!!!:)

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  3. congrats! you are a cover girl now!! the quilt is fantastic, simple and modern! i love it!

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  4. Oh wow, that's an awesome looking quilt! I love how simple and modern it is... congratulations on getting it published, that's amazing!

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  5. love the quilt! congratulations!

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  6. I don't think I've ever commented, but this is striking. I love it! I see a similar quilt in my future. Great work!!!

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  7. How wonderful!!! Congratulations on the feature and especially the cover!

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  8. I'm usually just a follwer - but WOW this quilt is beautiful. the simple colors and structure - but really, the quilcing is what's doing it for me. Fabulous and thank you for sharing!

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  9. wow - I like it! Just my style :-)

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  10. Awesome Net. Now I just need to finish mine...

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  11. Wow! congratulations! You're a cover girl! It looks fabulous.

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  12. congratulations on being featured in the magazine. your quilt is so beautiful. i kind of want to make one myself. :)

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  13. Congrats! That is very exciting! I love the simplicity of the pattern. Love the way you quilted it. Nice work!

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  14. What an amazing quilt!! Congratulations!

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  15. what a fantastic quilt!!! I would love to have this pattern.

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  16. one of my fave's of your quilts thus far.

    congrats!

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  17. BEAUTIFUL! I love it love it love it and I hope you sell this pattern on your etsy. :) Hope your doing well! -Allison

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  18. Hey there cover-girl! Congratualations!!!!!!!!! : )

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  19. No stinkin' way!!! Congratulations on being in a real live magazine! LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt!!!! So modern and punchy :-) its fabulous!

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  20. that IS such a lovely modern quilt! great design!

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  21. It's a beautiful quilt!! Congratulations on a job well done.

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  22. A truly beautiful piece of work. You do a really nice job on the quilts. I love them and have several. I really enjoyed seeing your creation. Great.

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  23. What a beautiful quilt - and I absolutely love the backing!! A great punch of color! Congratulations on the publication and the cover!!

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  24. Congratulations on being a cover girl!! I just love it!

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  25. wow- congratulations!

    That is a lovely quilt!

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  26. wow- congratulations!

    That is a lovely quilt!

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  27. That is so exciting. All of your sacrifices paid off. It's really beautiful. Congratulations!

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  28. i'm glad you didn't listen to my critique. see? i'm quilt illiterate.

    i'm soooo proud.

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  29. OH my goodness! :) How very cool! :) I love this quilt!! I might have to add it to the never ending list! :)

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  30. That's fantastic! Despite the stress and hectic nature of getting it done. It really is a wicked design.

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  31. Awesome. The whole thing. The magazine, the cover, the binding, the backing. Everything. Really amazing!

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  32. any chance that you can post the block pattern for this quilt? i really want to try and make one myself.

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  33. This is a great quilt! Congratulations!

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  34. Congratulations! The quilt is GREAT! I'll definitely pick up a copy of the mag when it hits the shelves here.

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  35. Congratulations! Not only in the magazine, but on the front, too! It looks great and very summery.

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  36. I love love love this quilt pattern and the colors you chose!! Is there anyway to buy the pattern so I can make one?

    Bridgette

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  37. I love it! I am putting it on my to do list!

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  38. how awesome for you!! the quilt is divine, it reminds me of the barbell print in flea market fancy....i just love it, stunningly simple. I also think it would be a great quilt design for a boy!!

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  39. that is soo exciting, nettie!! congradulations!! the quilt is absolutely stunning!!

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  40. Great! I do like the straight quilting too, have used it a couple of times.

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  41. That is a wonderful design, and the colors are fantastic!

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  42. Congratulations! That must be awesome, to see your own work in a magazine!

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  43. This is a fabulous quilt! Congrats to you :) Now I have to go find the magazine to make the quilt!

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  44. Congratulations!!!
    The simplicity of the blocks with these colors is awesome!

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  45. That's awesome! Congratulations! Your'e so humble--I don't think I could have forgotten that I was going to be published :)

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  46. That IS an honor, Nettie! I can't believe you didn't see it on the cover, though! ROTFLOL!!!!

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  47. Thanks for the inspiration,your designs are beautiful. I was introduced to your blog by a quilter on "About.com/quilting". Something tells me that your following of fans will grow greatly in a very short time. Congratulations on your quilt being published. Your family must be very proud!

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  48. The quilt is just lovely! You did a wonderful job!
    Micki

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  49. It is gorgeous! You definetely deserved that cover!

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  50. wow. this is a proud sister!!! so glad i have a few of your famous quilts!

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  51. This is one of my favorites! If I can't get the mag, is there another way to get the pattern?

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  52. congrats to you, Nettie! the quilt is stunning!

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  53. This is so strange - I just got my copy of Sew Hip earlier today but haven't looked at it yet. Your blog came up in my reader and I though "that looks familiar" and then the penny dropped, I am reading the pattern straight after I post this. It looks fab.

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  54. It's gorgeous! Great use of solids, and I LOVE the color combination!

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  55. Congratulations! I love the quilt....already dreaming of what fabric I'd use to make it!

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  56. What a beautiful quilt! Very inspiring.

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  57. OH MY! I love this quilt, it's so simple yet so perfect! Congratultions on the magazine feature!

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  58. Wow! I love that quilt - as soon as SH arrived this month, I bee-lined to that quilt! Nice work!

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  59. Beautiful use of color and design. Fun!

    www.aqsquiltnews.blogspot.com

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  60. Awesome! I like the straight line quilting.

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  61. I'm late to the party, but I'm a lurker who loves your Summer Blocks. It is beautiful, simple and stunning. I'm off to find a copy of Sew Hip. Could you tell me which issue it is featured in?

    jam

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  62. I remember that binding...not what I expected to see it on! But it looks great, and I hope to make a similar quilt soon, Thanks for the inspiration!

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  63. I really love your design, it looks complicated (but from what I can tell) is fairly straightforward. And I especially like the straight line quilting... I'm planning to do the same on a quilt I'm making and wasn't sure if I'd like it. Yours look great

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  64. Hello,
    your quilt is great! I saw it on this blog http://www.sewingdaisies.com.au/sewing_daisies/2010/07/sew-hip-summer-blocks-quilt-completed.html
    I just love it. Beatrice (from France)

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  65. Nettie! I didn't realize you were selling this pattern in your etsy shop! That's awesome! except you don't have anymore. Will you be putting more in your shop? Let me know.

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