Child's Play Quilts: Book Blog Hop

Hey gang! Do you guys know Stacey Day? She's pretty awesome. I met her at my first QuiltCon in Texas, when she commented on my blog that she would be willing to go cowboy boot shopping with me. She was also willing to drink a margarita at every meal with me, gabbed about everything quilty, visited me at my first book signing, listened to me cry because my return flight was canceled, and was basically the best friend I could have ever hoped for. Then, when we were eating, she told me all about how she was in the midst of publishing a quilt book when the publishing company went under.

I was horrified. She had done so much work, all for naught. But she was positive about the experience, and I knew that she would still something great.

Then she got picked up by another publishing company! And.....the same thing happened.

So, I can't even imagine how excited she is to FINALLY have her book published. This woman is amazing. She is tenacious, she is kind, she is a wonderful mom, and she is an awesome quilt pattern designer. I once told her she was the unknown VIP of quilt market, because she does soooo many patterns for fabric companies and fabric designers. If you were to walk around market, you'd see a lot of quilts she designed.

Like this epic Tula Pink pattern? Stacey Day.

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And now this book? Let me hear you say it - Stacey Day!

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Girl, you did it. Champagne toasts all around!!!!

I started working on her "Rainbow Bright" pattern, and this is my current progress:







It has been going really fast, which is excellent, considering I have been sorely neglected all my friends' recent babies. Poor kiddos! This is her version, so you can see what mine will become:

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Mine will just have the two fabrics, and hopefully I'll have enough navy for the borders, as well. I have been hoarding that pink Joel Dewberry print for quite awhile (I bought it at a liquidation sale), and wasn't sure how to use it - it's very pretty, but definitely not my usual choice. I'm really enjoying it with the navy to tone down all the pink ;) and the quilt pattern is doing really lovely things with the large-scale print.

So you can buy a signed copy here! Or enter to win a free copy of her book by doing the following:

1. Comment here on my blog

2. Follow Stacey Day on

her blog

3. Comment on Stacey's

blog post

And you can check out all of the other stops on the blog hop here:

Stacey Day @staceyinstitches        April 9th

Brett Lewis @naturalbornquilter                  April 9th

Cheryl Brickey @MeadowMistDesigns         April 9th

Karen Foster@CapitolaQuilter         April 10th

Cathy Mackay @cathysmithmackay             April 10th

Fiona Kelly @tangledblossom                       April 11th

Jackie White @jackiesartquilts                      April 11th

Jean Jones @sew_catstudio                           April 12th

Reece Montgomery @reecemontgomery     April 12th

Carl Hentsch @3dogdesignco                       April 13th

Brooke Sellmann @sillymamaquilts             April 13th

Kaitlyn Howell @knotandthread                  April 14th

Amy Gunson @badskirt                             April 14th

Kelly Bowser @kelbysews                              April 15th

Karis Hess @themodernsewist       April 15th

Sara Lawson @sewsweetness                        April 16th

Leslie Meltzer @lelliebunny                          April 16th

Pamela Morgan @sweetlittlestitches           April 16th

Amy Garro @13spools                                    April 17th

Stephanie Perrins @stitchandbobbin          April 17th

Chelsea @PinkdoorfabricsApril 18th

Michelle Wilke @ml_wilkie                          April 18th

Tiffany Sepulveda @sewtiffany                     April 19th

Rachael Riechmann @sewilearned               April 19th

Pamela Lincoln @mamaspark59April 20th

Kate Maryon @katydidklm                           April 20th

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