Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Exciting Quilty news

Last week I received a very exciting package in the mail. One that I had been looking forward to for such a long time. It is a wonderful new appliqué book.

But this is not just any book to me. Besides being a terrific "how to" bible for all kinds of appliqué techniques ranging from fusible to needleturn, it is written in a humorous easy to understand way, by my son Kevin Kosbab. I am just so delighted with the finished product! We spent many an hour on the phone discussing this book from its initial concept to completion and I am thrilled to have been a part of it. Since Kevin and I work in much the same manner it certainly reflects my appliqué techniques. Though the projects included in the book have a distinctly modern flair, the techniques themselves are applicable to any style of appliqué. And while I did machine quilt a few of the projects in the book, the rest of the work, including all of the appliqué was done by Kevin himself. Have I mentioned how excited I am and how proud!!

Next week, on Feb 26, I will be included in his blog tour and Kevin will be doing a guest post. I hope you will stop back then and get to know more about the book and my terrific, funny, creative son. Oh, and we'll have a giveaway too!

Finally just for a little eye candy, here is some of what I have been working on. First up, a few more pomegranate blocks have been stitched.

And part 5 of the Soupçon quilt is complete.

 

 

28 comments:

Brandie said...

Wow! I'm going to be on the look out of your sons book. Congrats!
Love those pomagranites!

Dolores said...

Congratulations to your son. What wonderful news. I will certainly be looking forward to the blog hop.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

congratulations to your son and nice that you could participate here and there!

Mayleen said...

So exciting! I'll be watching for your son's book in the stores here and will be sure to read your blog next week!

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Congratulations to both of you Heather! How very exciting. I dream about publishing a book -- Kevin must be thrilled. Can't wait to join in the fun next week. PS Your pomegranates are beautiful!! Karen

Bev said...

That is such exciting news! I can't imagine how proud and happy you must be! I can't wait to see the book! Woot! XO

Carrie P. said...

that is so neat about your son. Congrats to him.
Can't wait to hear more about the book.
Love your blocks.

Cardygirl said...

How wonderful! Looking forward to hearing more about it!

audrey said...

Wow! Very exciting about the book! Love your pomegranate blocks. Wonderful!

Donna~~ said...

Love your soupcon--very pretty. Big congratulations to your son--that's quite an achievement!

Bunny said...

I am so excited for you and a big congratulations on your son's book. I just know I will have to get one. I won't be on the computer next week but I will check it out when I can,
Hugs bunny

sunny said...

How exciting! I've been doing a little more applique, so I may need to add this to my library!!

A Nudge said...

How exciting for Kevin and us who will be able to use it. Those poms are grand and the Soupçon block divine! What a great post.

Corina said...

How exciting, what a great mother-and-son project! Beautiful work you show us.

Glenda said...

Congratulations Heather how wonderful to have had this wonderful adventure together, I really like the cover, great impact and great quilt too. Your Soupcon on looking great, it has been interesting seeing different quilts making the same ones. Love those Poms. It's all ways interesting and fun dropping in to visit. Cheers Glenda

Oops-Lah said...

Congrats to your son and you of course too on publishing a book! Wow, that's quite something. I've already pre ordered mine. And I adore your Soupçon quilt. I have bookmarked it as I wouldn't mind giving it a try as well.

Cathy said...

Congrats to your son on the book. I love all your projects. Hugs

Rachaeldaisy said...

That is so very very exciting! And you must be Sooo proud!!! I'm looking forward to hearing more about the book on the book tour. Your blocks are wonderful as always! I'm loving the soupçon quilt!

Kel said...

Wow, I really love those pomegranates, I wanna make one too! Love, love, love your blue take on the this goes with that quilt. ;)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

All your work is gorgeous!

Raewyn said...

Congratulations to your son - how exciting for you both!! I love your pomegranates and also your Soupcon block is gorgeous (I really need to start mine!)

Lorna McMahon said...

Congrats on the news of the book! You must be proud! Your pomegranates are beautiful. I love your addition of the appliqued leaves in your Soupcon block!

Barb said...

That is soooooooooooooooooooo awesome and to be able to work with your son....priceless

A Nudge said...

Oh, I'll have to see about getting my hands on a copy of that book. Love, love your pomegranetes! And your Soupçon medallion is gorgeous.

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How exciting, I look forward to seeing the book.

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