Tuesday, April 20, 2010

STARS IN MY EYES TOO!

First there was an idea, then a design was developed with the help of EQ6, then came blocks of 9-patches and stars, and finally a quilt! This was supposed to be a quilt for my newest grandchild born last December. I was way ahead of schedule and finished it last summer. So instead of waiting for the baby, I sent the photo to McCall's magazine. They liked it! This is their photo below.



Today I was informed that it will actually be published in the June-July issue of McCall's Quick Quilts! Check out the link to McCall's to get a preview of my quilt, American Dreamer, and all the other quilts that will be appearing in this up coming issue. There is even a link to directions for a queen size version! My quilt is 49" x 49" --a large sized baby quilt, which is a good thing because baby won't be getting it for a while!

This issue will be out April 13 through May 4, 2010. Now I will be circling the mailbox in anticipation!

Here is baby Isaac without his new quilt. See how he is suffering.







PS: Mary at Quilt Hollow quilted this and did a beautiful job!

29 comments:

Janet said...

I love it! Red, white and blue is such an unbeatable color combo. Congratulations on having your design in McCalls - you must be thrilled! What a sweet looking baby :0)

Quilt Hollow said...

Congrats Marcie...I had completely forgotten about quilting this and the magazine! What a lovely surprise. Thank you!!
What a sweetie grandson...your truly blessed.

sewprimitive karen said...

I'm jumping up and down here in Atlanta cheering for you, Marcie! The Quick Quilts webpage looks GORGEOUS.

Vivian said...

Congratulations, Marcie! What a special quilt. I know two published people now via blogging -- you and Mary!
I'm heading right out to a local store to see if it's on their shelves.

Annette said...

Oh how adorable and sweet! and the quilt is too. I like it. Congratulations!!

Sue said...

It's really a lovely quilt. I love those colors.
Congratulations to you and to your new grand baby:0


So sweet

onlymehere said...

I saw this over at Mary's and had to jump right over and tell you congratulations! You did a fantastic job. It has my favorite elements in it including stars and patriotic colors! Way to go!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wooo-hooo, excitment! Poor lil' fella. I'm sure he'll have it for next winter.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations!

julieQ said...

I am so happy for you...such a pretty quilt, they are lucky to have you in their magazine! I will look for the magazine too!

paulette said...

Congratulations Marcie!! I am just thrilled for you!! Well deserved as the quilt is gorgeous!! I will have to make sure that I buy a copy so that I can show everyone that I have famous quilting friends!! Got to toot that horn!!
Paulette

*karendianne. said...

I will say it once and say it a thousand times - you have such talent, such a gift. Another thing I've found about the "www" that I like. We can get to actually know one another. If this creation occurred 20 years ago, well, we wouldn't all be able to Celebrate together!!! Well everyone except the suffering Issac. Bless his little punkin' heart. Already he is a giving soul. :)

Shakerwood said...

Congratulation to both of you. Wonderful job!!

Colleen said...

Congratulations Marcie!!! What an honor! And your grandbaby is adorable :o)

Ariane said...

Congratulation!!! I love this quilt. It's in my favorite colors too. So exciting!!!

Taryn said...

Congratulations! On the baby and the quilt! You are a fortunate woman.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Marcie! How beautiful!

Brenda said...

And to think I've known you since before you were a hot shot. Man, can I spot talent, or what!? LOL!
Congratulations; that's one smokin' hot quilt!

Carol said...

Oh Marcie it is just beautiful! Congratulations!

Libby said...

Oh Marcie! I'm just skipping around the room with joy for you! Congratulations - I can hardly wait to see you in print *s*

Kim said...

Congratulations on being published in McCall's and sweet grandbaby Isaac...who looks completely content in this photo. :-D

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

My favorite color combination! Congratulations, you and Mary make a great team. I need to find this magazine, well done, you. Poor baby Isaac, quiltless at such a tender age.

Rose Marie said...

Wow .... congrats on a sweet grandchild and your quilt in McCall's ... it can't get any better than that!

Janet said...

Hooray for you, how exciting and congratulations. It's ok, Isaac won't need the quilt in warm weather. What a gorgeous wee one, check out the cheeks.

Lori said...

Yes, Isaac looks very upset that he doesn't have his quilt. LOL
It is beautiful and well deserved to get published!! Congrats!

Karen said...

Congratulations Marcie!!! I will be on the lookout for this magazine! Can't wait to see it!! How fun! I know you must be so pleased, as you should be! :0) Your grandson is a beautiful baby! So peaceful. *sigh*

SheilaC said...

Congrats on being published! I will keep an eye out for the magazine too!

SheilaC

Kelli said...

Marcie - The quilt is lovely! Congrats on getting it in McCalls - can't wait till it comes out!

Sandra Henderson said...

CONTRATULATIONS! What a great honor! well, it's very easy to see why they would want to publish your beautiful quilt! :)
what a cutie your grandbaby is!
My first was born Jan 15