Monday, June 27, 2016

I'm in a magazine!

Yes, it's true! Can you believe it? I can't. I've been pinching myself since February when I heard from McCall's that they would be putting Criss Crossing in their McCall's Quick Quilts Aug/Sept issue. Yeah. Crazy! I can't tell you how crazy. Goosebumps, crying, laughing, jumping up and down crazy! 




Criss Crossing was such an adventure for me. Something you will hear more about in a few days. For now, I am going to be giving away 2 copies of the McCall's Quick Quilts Aug/Sept 2016 issue. That's right, 2! Yes, I know, this is the 3rd giveaway in 2 weeks. I told you here it was a crazy month. The culmination of it all is happening now.


This was such a great experience. Everyone I talked with (i.e. emailed) was helpful, quick to reply and made my first magazine submission smooth and enjoyable. 



McCall's supplied me with this awesome WOW button. How many places do you think I can get a way with placing it and not look like a crazy person?


Teal and orange is quite a step out of the box for me, but there was just something about the combination that drew me for the quilt. I'm slowly checking those 2016 goals off my list.

 McCall's Quick Quilt Aug/Sept 2016 issue should be in stores June 28th (that's Tues)!  If a store near you doesn't carry McCall's you can order your own copy, digital or printed, here.

Here's your chance to try for a copy of your own. Good luck!
Happy Stitching!
Jen
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22 comments:

  1. I never know how these rafflecopter things work. Congratulations you have worked had for this achievement. If I am supposed to answer the colour question anything and everything blue works for me.

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  2. Oh Jen, congratulations on being published in McCall's! That's wonderful news! I love anything with green. I usually shy away from orange.

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  3. Congrats Jen. I like to work usually with purples and pinks, but I am also learning to step out of the box a bit. I want to try orange and teal. I really like those colors in your quilt.

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  4. Congrats! I like to use pinks and oranges. I don't like to work so much with colors with gray undertones.

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  5. Oh BIG congratulations!! That is very exciting!! I love red in quilts ❤️ And I avoid Browns at ALL costs!!!

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  6. Congratulations on your pattern I love it. I love teal and orange in my quilts with some splash of red.

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  7. Believe it or not, one of my favorite combos is aqua and orange. I rarely use purple. Congratulations on being published in McCall's!

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  8. That is so awesome! Yes, you have been crazy busy, but it's a good busy. Congratulations on the magazine! So wonderful, and so well deserved. About the button...me, I'd plaster it everywhere! Be loud and proud baby!

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  9. WOW for you, that's exciting! Love purple, fight yellow!

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  10. Congratulations! That is WONDERFUL! OK, now I'm wondering why I haven't ever seen this post in my feed before? I KNOW I signed up to follow you by e-mail. I just did again though to make sure.

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  11. Oh, forgot to say what colors I love to work with. Right now, big bright prints!

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  12. Great job at getting your work published! I just finished cleaning out my fabric stash and I have very few pinks and lots of teal and aqua. But I like the scrappy look and work with lots of colors and patterns.

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  13. Congratulations! How exciting for you! It is a beautiful quilt.

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  14. Congratulations!! It is a beautiful quilt! I love to work with blues but not so much with yellow.

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  15. Congratulations! How exciting for you! Would love to hear about your submission process. I love to work with just about all the colors in the crayon box;)

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  16. Congrats! How exciting for you, the pattern is great and I love the color combo of the orange and turquoise.

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  17. Congratulations!!!!!

    My favorite color is purple. But in terms of quilts, I love how both blue and green play well with others and can be used as a neutral/background in the right settings. I tend to stay away from orange, though it's growing on me, and I don't use a lot of brown.

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  18. Congrats! That is so exciting and the quilt is beautiful!! My favorite color is blue and I tend to stay away from oranges and purples.

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  19. I like working with orange and yellow the most and use purple the least. Congratulations on your publication!

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  20. Never would have paired orange and yellow but this looks great. I love orange.

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  21. I love brights and primary colors - something with real saturated color that pops! Congrats on this, what an accomplishment!

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  22. congratulations Jen - what a great achievement and what a great pattern. Would love to be in with a chance of winning a copy - at the moment I am veering toward bright rainbow colours and away from muted muddier colours.

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