Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Student Names and Letters Progress

Wheee, I'm having fun. Mostly. First, the fun part. I put all the student name blocks I received up on the design wall (can't remember the time frame and want to do this post instead of search the blog archives for dates). The blocks look soooo fabulous. I didn't crop this photo just so you could see the size of this:


Whee, those are up and the letters are down because I've got big sections now. To give you an idea of that, here's a photo I prepared for you earlier.


What you see in the photo is a Slither row, a Hope row, an Orange/ Purple row and a Dub big block.

I think I think I think I can get this done after one more day of sewing. Fingers crossed because I'm at the point of not-having-any-fun-hating-this-project. Got harder at the end to fit things in and not everything made it, although there is a chance I might add another row. Okay, two more sewing sessions to finish this top...

So that's what I've been up to with the sewing.

The book (Word Play Quilts) still hasn't arrived at very many quilt shops. Which is a bummer. But it has been wonderful to get feedback from those of you've seen it. I greatly appreciate it. One thing that would help? If you HAVE seen it, go write a review at Amazon and any other online place where there are book reviews. Even if you hate it, that's still good. For instance, Amazon keeps track of how much time people spend at the page reading the reviews and that all factors in to how popular a book is. Negative reviews just help people know that there isn't a fix in.

Thanks, Roz, for being the first reviewer. Notice she even included a photo of an UnRuly Letter quilt in the customer images section. Oh and for an absolute hoot, check out how much used copies of my book are offered for. Someone wants $147.77 (yes, almost a hundred and fifty dollars) for a copy that's Like New. Not even new or plated in gold, but Like New.


Hee Hee Hee. Wonder if I could sell them for that much?


Later ya'all.




17 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

Okey dokey - I've added my review on Amazon ...

I sent my name block to you at the end of your first ever online class if that helps with dates.

SO cool to see all of these on your design wall!!!!!

Rene' said...

The quilt top is looking good! I just now found a chance to start reading your book, but I KNOW I'm going to LOVE it!!! I will definitely write a review on Amazon. It's good to know that my book is an investment item .... better hang on to it ;-)

Melissa Saylor said...

Tonya,
I did get your book for Christmas! Oh, happy day!!!! I've been busy sewing ever since I got it. I'll try and take some decent photos and post soon. I'm so happy!
Oh, your quilt top looks awesome, good job.

True Blue Nana said...

You are having way too much fun these days!! The names quilt looks great. I went to Amazon and wrote a review. I just love the new book. I had printed off the directions when they were on your website and put them in a notebook. I am not sure I can give those up even though I have the book.

Kristin Shields said...

Everything looks fabulous! I finally (!) got my chance to sit down with your book and a cup of tea. What a treat! I love the whole thing and will write a glowing review. I am making plans to teach from your book at my LQS, which has had your book for several weeks now. In fact, one of the employees loved it so much she had started a banner for the shop the very afternoon she received the book. I'll take a photo and send it to you. I just hope she doesn't beat me to teaching the class!

Carol E. said...

Love the names. Glad mine is going sideways. It's kind of how I live my life. :-)

mereth said...

I'm pleased to see my name in there; gosh that seems ages ago!I wondered what you'd come up with for all these blocks. Congrats on the book, everyone's talking about it in blogland so you must be really proud.

Teresa said...

Hey I've seen it...I'd pay $150 bucks!! (how's THAT for a review!!)

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Maureen said...

I have your book and made 2 blocks for baby quilts. It was much easier than I imagined. Your instructions and pics are great. I'll post the blocks tomorrow and will write a review at Amazon.

Kathie said...

I am happy to write a review for you ...
I love those words and your students names, how fun is that quilt going to be!!!!
my local store didn't have the book yet nor did Barnes and Noble
I checked yesterday

YankeeQuilter said...

LQS here don't have the book yet either...what is up with that?

I think your word quilt is coming along great...hang in there for two more sewing sessions and you'll be happy with it again!

Mego said...

I rec'd your book right before Christmas altho Amazon said it wouldn't be shipped until the New Year! I was THRILLED! You did a GREAT job and now I can get rid of all the printouts I have from you on how to make letters. It's all in your handy dandy book!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

SoozieSuzy said...

Your book arrived yesterday and I was very excited that it got to New Zealand so fast.It is a beautiful book and I was delighted to be able to put up a review on Amazon. Only a few hours till the weekend starts and I can get stitching.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

OOH I am falling behind on my blog reading! These are looking good! So much fun to piece all that together! Love it!! $147.77 Girl, you rock! heheh!

Ann Champion said...

I just got your book and I love it! I left a review on Amazon.
Thanks for writting this book. :)

Tanya said...

Wow, your name quilt sure makes me smile!

Katie said...

Woohoo! I see my name. They look great all together! :-)