You are all so nice.

Thank you all so much for all of your kind comments about the book!  The response makes me so happy. It just reinforces all of the ideas behind the book concept.  It’s going to keep me super busy over the next few months so you’ll have to forgive me if the blog mellows as a result.   I’m going to try to keep at it though!

Meanwhile, I’ve finished the Lantern Bloom quilt top:

Lantern Bloom quilt top

Putting a quilt together this way has made me want to do it all over again with my comfort zone colors.  I might just have to do that!

Hope that you all have great weekends that involve lots of sewing!

29 Responses to “You are all so nice.”

  1. AngryKimchi October 23, 2009 at 7:08 am #

    Ooh, that looks so beautiful and interesting! I can’t wait to see your quilting on this one!

  2. Alisa October 23, 2009 at 8:04 am #

    This quilt top is gorgeous. Absolutely.

  3. Meg October 23, 2009 at 8:51 am #

    Alissa, it’s turning out great–I got goose-bumps!

  4. Audrie October 23, 2009 at 9:05 am #

    Beautifully done! Oh and congrats on the book… I was out of town when you posted that so I didn’t manage to congratulate you then :)

  5. Kolleen October 23, 2009 at 9:52 am #

    You know, the lantern blooms fabric is interesting, but I couldn’t ever quite figure out what to do with it–you have done a great job with those big prints!

  6. andi October 23, 2009 at 11:40 am #

    Love love love the quilt!!!!

  7. Crystal October 23, 2009 at 12:07 pm #

    That blanket turned out really pretty! It looks nice!! And congradulations on the book. That would be really fun!

  8. Kelly Todd October 23, 2009 at 12:38 pm #

    That turned out great!! Loved being able to watch your process!

  9. Victoria October 23, 2009 at 12:54 pm #

    Beautiful! The colors really pop! Congratulation on your book deal, very exciting and well deserved!

  10. jeanettesquiltin October 23, 2009 at 12:56 pm #

    Loving It!!!!

  11. Kate October 23, 2009 at 2:11 pm #

    A fantastic looking quilt!

  12. Angie October 23, 2009 at 2:20 pm #

    Love the quilt. You are so talented. Can’t wait for the book to come out. Thanks for sharing, and inspiring!

  13. Jackie October 23, 2009 at 3:48 pm #

    That is absolutely fabulous about the book! I know it will probably be a while until it comes out, but it will definitely be on my radar. I love your finished quilt top, just gorgeous.

  14. Kristin October 23, 2009 at 4:22 pm #

    The quilt is gorgeous! And congrats about the book! How exciting!!

  15. julia::ordinarysaturdays October 23, 2009 at 4:31 pm #

    Amazing. Maybe one day I will learn how to use color that way, because THAT kind of color I do like very much.

  16. Jessica J. October 23, 2009 at 5:43 pm #

    I love this quilt. It is so beautiful!! I hope to someday have this talent (I just finished my second quilt).

  17. Mary on Lake Pulaski October 23, 2009 at 6:19 pm #

    I’ve loved Lantern since I first saw it, but this is the FIRST quilt I have seen out of it that makes it sing! Love it Alissa.

  18. Leonie October 23, 2009 at 6:43 pm #

    That has come together so well, it will be intersting to see it in another colourway. So quick to come together too! Beautiful.

  19. Joan October 23, 2009 at 7:21 pm #

    Lovely quilt! It’s just perfect!

  20. Catherine October 23, 2009 at 9:14 pm #

    Beautifully done. The solids really make those gorgeous Lantern Bloom fabrics stand out.

  21. Viv October 24, 2009 at 1:33 am #

    The lantern bloom quilt is just beautiful. Well done.

  22. Penny October 24, 2009 at 4:33 am #

    It’s so pretty!! I just ordered my first bit of lantern bloom and love it! (in fact, it was probably a subconscious nudging from reading your blog!). I have the orange random pods and now I think I need more!

  23. npera1@lausd.net October 24, 2009 at 6:32 am #

    Wow, gorgeous, and truly a “modern quilt”. I love that you planned around your initial blocks instead of planning first. It gives me more courage to try just creating and making the measuremets work instead of being “bound” by the math. Also, I’m so happy for you about your book. Your creativity knows no bounds!

  24. Jen October 25, 2009 at 4:50 am #

    great job…this is my kind of quilt….beautifull..really

  25. jenn October 25, 2009 at 12:11 pm #

    Lovely quilt, I love those prints and colors!
    Congratulations the book deal! It will be a creative collaboration I know!

  26. Sonja October 25, 2009 at 1:45 pm #

    This quilt is wonderfull!!!!

  27. Jane October 25, 2009 at 7:53 pm #

    This quilt is absolutely stunning! I love it so much!
    Congrats on the book!

  28. Amy - parkcitygirl October 25, 2009 at 8:07 pm #

    Love this top Alissa!

  29. amandajean October 30, 2009 at 9:23 am #

    it’s wonderful! i love the darker colors in this quilt. makes it so sophisicated!

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