Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Exciting News

Yesterday was pretty exciting--I heard that my proposal for a new book I've been working on recently was accepted by my publisher! I turned in the proposal to Martingale & Co. last month and I've been waiting to hear ever since, even though I know it takes them awhile to present it before the editorial committee and make a decision on whether or not it will sell (the bottom line).

It takes a long time to pull everything together and the book will probably not be out until early 2011. It took me weeks to write the proposal. After a lot of "pondering" I finally got an outline of the chapters and the projects I wanted to include. Then I used Electric Quilt to design 10 of the quilts to give them an idea of the projects I had in mind.

So now I have to fill in all the gaps and actually write the book and make 16 quilts. Yikes! It's always exciting but scary too. I'm always afraid that I won't like the quilts after I've made them, and what if nobody else does either?

I've been collecting wonderful fabrics for the last few months in anticipation of using them in some of the quilts. Along with a "few" of my scraps, LOL.





Now, time to get to work!


13 comments:

HOUNDDOG's NEWS said...

Congratulations on the new book at least you will have a little time before the 16 quilts are due. I am assuming these will be small quilts?
Darlene

Carol said...

Congratulations Kathy! That is very exciting news.

Lappetausa said...

I so look forward to your new book! The fabrics here are wonderful!

Kathleen Tracy said...

Thank you! The book will have a selection of large and small quilts with a 19th century focus.

vivian said...

Way to go! Sounds like you have your work cut out for you!

Carol R. said...

Congratulations on the new book. I'll be watching for it. The fabrics you have chosen are lovely.

Karen said...

Congratulations and I just love the fabric!

Bonnie said...

Congratulations again. I applaud your efforts! And, I LOVE your fabrics. As I scrolled down and each set was revealed I couldn't believe how they kept getting better. (Although I will admit I am very partial to red!)
Bonnie

Ingrid said...

As usual, I'm impressed with your knack for choosing frabics that go so well together, even though on the surface they seem to have nothing in common (to my unimaginitive eye). When I see the finished product I can always see how each of your choices of fabric ties in with and complements all the others!!

Ingrid

Kathleen Tracy said...

Thanks, Ingrid. You give me too much credit though--most fabric lines come out with colors that complement each other, so a lot of that is done for me by the designers. The blue, purplish gray and yellow prints are called Indigo, Pewter and Honey by Judie Rothermel and are accurate reproductions of fabrics used in the 19th century.

Wendy said...

This is fantastic, a new book in the works. Congratulations!
Love the fabric combination's, I hope we'll see some seek peeks...wink wink.

Quilt Hollow said...

Congratulations!!!! Lots of work, lots of fun and I have to say the color choices have me intrigued!

Guilting Bear Gal said...

Based on your past books, there is no doubt the new one will be a page turner as well! Congratulations.

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