Friday, November 12, 2010

What does it mean...

when you find a package on your porch last night, realize it's from your publisher, but decide you're going to wait until the next day to open it, so you can take pictures of the contents as they emerge from the box?
And what does it mean when you're taking pictures and then notice the cool way the light is playing on the surface of the box and quilt and floor,
so you take one picture
 and then another
and then some more pictures of what is essentially the reflection of the slats of your dining room chairs? I have even more pictures, but people, even I have some kind of filter.

And what does it mean when the point of this post was not to show off pictures of sunlight or chair slats or even quilts, but to giveaway a copy of this year's Quilt Scene magazine and I'm this far in and only now getting to it?
 Answers. I'm going to need them. And your comments. You're going to want to leave them because this is a magazine worth owning. You know who has patterns in this magazine? How about Elizabeth Hartman.
and Ashley Newcomb,
 and Denyse Schmidt.
 
In all honesty, when I held the magazine, I actually thought it was heavy. There are loads of wonderful projects, so leave a comment. I'll pick a winner on Sunday night and announce him/her on Monday.
Good luck and have a fabulous weekend!
                                       


 


137 comments:

robinww said...

I'd love to win a copy of the magazine. Haven't seen it in person, just on the web.

Lynn said...

Your post made me laugh. The orange really is beautiful in the morning light. Looks like another great magazine!

GerryART said...

Orange, it certain is the featured color this season.!

This magazine looks to be just one inspiration after another.

Hugs,
Gerry

Joyce said...

Pick me! Pick me! And if you can send along those gorgeous strips of light so much the better.

Christa said...

This issue has so many awesome projects.

Martys Fiber Musings said...

Boy, would I love to win....especially since you gave it such a long buildup! You got me laughing today. (thanks)

Angela D. said...

I'd love to win a copy! It looks awesome - so does your quilt. Thanks.

Jessy said...

I hadn't actually heard of this magazine until last week. It could possibly be because I live in Canada and quilt magazines (good ones, anyways) are almost non-existent here. It looks amazing and I would be only too happy to win it!

courtney*adele said...

it means it's a beautiful sunny day here in central texas after the morning rain! :)

Lisa said...

It means... it means... that you have art in your soul!

Or that you have ADD.

mcregan said...

I would love to have a copy; it has some of my favorite designers--thanks for the giveaway!

Brenda said...

It means you're a creative person who can see possibilities at every step. I like the light play -- it reminds me of your dyed fabrics. thanks for the chance at your givewaway.

HollyM said...

I have the magazine and you're right there is lots in it. I could give it as a gift though.

Ramona Burke said...

Love the light photos! I can't wait to see the quilt/fabric you will undoubtedly create based on these photos!
thanks for the giveaway!

K8 said...

I love the photos :) Orange really glows in that light! I'd love to win a copy of this one - I love the projects I've seen in it so far!

thought/found said...

I am often guilty of taking way too many pictures just in order to get one to post...and then I can't decide which one I like best!!

Thanks for offering up a few more copies of the magazine. I'd love to get a copy. :)

Bridget said...

I, too, seem transfixed at odd times. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

Remembrances said...

It means you live somewhere that the sun is still shining! That looks like an awesome magazine and I would love to win it! Karin

DianeY said...

I haven't seen it either! If it gets shipped to Hawaii, it must be somewhere I don't go! I'd love a copy!

trudys_person said...

I would love to win a copy of this magazine. I bought the first issue and loved it - now this one has all my favourite designers! Awesome! Thank you for the giveaway!

Sherrie said...

I have been drooling over this magazine. I would love to win a copy of it. I love the way you took thise pictures with the patterns made from the sun. It is an artists eye you have!

Joy said...

Your quilt photo shoot made me happy - thanks for posting them.

Thanks for the chance to win the magazine, it looks great!

Jackie said...
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Jackie said...

I would love to win a copy of this magazine.

Rachael Adele said...

Oooh, aren't you generous! I love that DS quilt. Thanks for the chance!

beki said...

If I don't win, I'll certainly have to look for it :)

Trina said...

Oh- I love all those projects. I think I have a baby who needs a little sleep quilt encouragement!

sko_G knits said...

wow, this one definitely looks like it's worth going out and getting just so you don't miss having it!

holly p said...

Your quilt looks beautiful! I would love to win a copy of the magazine, thanks!

MichelleB said...

It looks a magazine packed full of great things. I'd love to win a copy.

two hippos said...

It looks chock full of great projects!

Heather said...

I'm going to get a copy regardless! Great Photos!

Katherine said...

Okay, if I don't win, I'm buying a copy! I would buy it for your design alone - but when you sweeten the deal by tossing out the names of Elizabeth Hartman and Denyse Schmidt... too good to pass up!

nikki said...

I'm forever waiting for good lighting for photos. This lighting is pretty darn good.

Thanks for the giveaway. The projects in that magazine look amazing.

Leila said...

What a great looking magazine! Thanks for the chance to win.

littlebluebirdie said...

I too, take way more pictures of things too. But the light is so pretty through the chair slats!

Thanks for the giveaway!

sharon said...

Would love to win a copy of the magazine! Your quilt on the cover is a beauty! Thanks Sharonj.

lindaroo said...

I love that you want to capture and share inspiration with all of us!

Amanda said...

Oooo pick me pick me!! These mags are so difficult to source where I am (nearly outback Australia) so this may be the easiest way I can have one come home to me!
Bye
A

Alice R. said...

Don't pick me - I loved it so much I couldn't wait! I bought it already!!! Winner - you're gonna' love it!

Lee Anne said...

Wow! Love the quilts....would love to have this magazine! By the way....love your work - thanks for sharing your talents!

Bonnie Jackson said...

Just stumbled on your blog from 'Nifty Quilts' and love it! I'll be back many times to peruse your old posts and see some new ones. And imagine my delight that you're giving away a copy of 'Quilt Festival'.

Megs said...

Suh-WEET!!! I think a copy of that magazine is destined for my shelf no matter what!

Leah said...

I think it means you are just swept away by patterning! Lovely giveaway :)

Cathy said...

I love your work and free spirit. You inspire me. I would be so pleased to own this.
Blessings,
Cathy

carolph said...

It means you are very lucky to have an eye that recognizes the beautiful designs that happen unexpectedly in life. Think how many people miss those wonderful moments. I enjoy seeing your wonderful designs. The magazine looks great too.

Frogdancer said...

Yep! I'm leaving a comment...

:)

Kate said...

I loved the last Quilt Festival magazine - and this looks every bit as fabulous!

carol said...

I would flip over that magazine.....just sayin'

Andrea said...

...it means you see beauty and pattern and design everywhere, and that you haven't lost your sense of playfulness or creativity - hurrah! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a lovely magazine...

PatchworkRose said...

I just love photo 3the best. Those oranges and ambers. Fantastic.
Would love the opportunity to win this magazine with even more inspiration.
Cheers
Lynne

Rachel's Quilts said...

The magazine looks great! The quilts are amazing. Thanks for the giveaway.

traceyjay said...

your quilt is magical. :)

I'll definitely be getting this magazine if I don't win! (and I've got your book on my Christmas wish list!). ;)

Sequana said...

I love the sunlight thru the chair slats!

Thx for the chance to win this great book.

Jodi said...

I always say, the more pics the better! Thanks!

Mama Urchin said...

Goodness that magazine looks great. Love the quilt and the sunlight.

Marg M said...

there is so much to look at in the magazine, i would love to look :-)

Char said...

Wow, looks like a wonderful magazine and I'd love to have a copy.

PrairiePeasant said...

It means your creative process never slows down, and you see the beauty all around you, even in the simple things. Thanks for your generosity in offering this giveaway.

The Handmaden said...

Looks like a fantastic magazine, thanks for the giveaway!

homemadepineapplemarshmallows said...

It MEANS I need this is my house...like YESTERDAY!! (I suppose it was at yours :) Great giveaway!

folksmith said...

can't wait to see the magazine.

samandpeteVDP said...

OOH! Yes please. Love the light, and the quilt!

Karen said...

looks like a great magazine!

fancystitching said...

Looks like wonderful stuff in there! Thanks for the give-away.

Kat

Jessica said...

Looking forward to delving into that magazine. I've seen it in a few places.

dearmrsreese said...

It probably means that like most bloggers eventually do, you have developed a little bit more than a side interest in photography.

connie said...

What a great post... I love the photos with the light! Thanks for the opportunity to have this magazine.

rose said...

Looks great - and that's some lovely sunlight you've got there!

Shannon said...

Great magazine -- love the light in the photos too!

Ammie said...

Hmm... Does it mean that you're enjoying your side job as a professional blogger, anticipating ways to share the joy of discovery and still taking a moment to enjoy beauty? I think yes.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Leigh said...

Ohhhh it looks great!!! Thanks for the chance!

Nancy V. said...

I'd love to win a copy. The projects look great. (From a fellow Austinite.)

Sally Hess said...

I think waiting to photograph your package just shows what a great eye you have - you knew you could get a great photo and you sure did!!! That magazine looks amazing!

Sarah said...

I want it!

pklaw said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win! Love your pics - I once took dozens of pics of some jars of tomatoes I had canned just because the light around them was so lovely!

piecemealquilts said...

I completely understand the photos of lights through slats. I was lying on the sofa one day and the three sets of mini blinds in the living room were turned in alternating directions. From a low angle the light coming through them made an interesting pattern, and I duplicated it in EQ7 for a future project! Thanks for the opportunity to win this magazine - it looks amazing!

KarenB said...

I'll be happy to take a chance!

Kerry said...

What a beautiful pic with the light shining through. Magazine looks stuffed full of inspiration

gill said...

I'd love to win a copy of this magazine - publications like this never seem to find their way to the UK!!
Gill

LeeAnn said...

Ohhhhh....Pick me, pick me!! I'd love to have this magazine!!

Deb said...

It means that you're a great blogger, and, thus, are always thinking of creative photos for your blog! And it also means that as part of your innate artistic process, you see patterns in everything.

Peggy said...

I love the photos and the gradual opening of the box like a Christmas present was so delightful. I'd love to win.

Rafael's Mum said...

It might mean you have a new quilt you are thinking off with bleached zebra stripes all over it?? Great pictures and thanks for the chance to win!

Kris said...

I love the photos! I also get distracted by stuff like that. Thanks for the giveaway!

Care said...

There is something about sunbeams in the fall that just does not compare to any other season!

I would love to win a copy of the magazine!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fabulous magazine. I'd love to win it. nkadenver@yahoo.com

Marianne said...

Your quilt is gorgeous and I would love a copy of the magazine!

Emily said...

Yes - your quilt! amazing. I would LOVE a copy!!

Mariel said...

I can't believe you waited all night! You got wonderful shots though. I'd love that mag subscription.

zarina said...

I love their patterns - would be a great addition to my bookshelf.

barb said...

Looks great! I may have to buy it if (when) I don't win!

Robyn said...

the light was photoworthy! And that magazine looks great!

Alexandra said...

I want this magazine so badly! And you should see all the pictures I have of cool lighting. :) I did my final architecture project on lighting!

delitealex said...

I'd love to win looks like some great projects to try.

Lori said...

Okay. Honestly, it means you've lost it! As we all have. I'd rather be an artist than any thing else. We're all a little "nuts". Every mundane event, or casual glance, or ritual daily drive becomes so much more. Sometimes too much more. Isn't it wonderful? Our brains never shut down!!! For better or worse?!

Marijke van Swaaij said...

That must be a really wonderfull magazine, with all my quilting stars in it. I would love to win a copy. Lovely photographs!

Jane said...

OH my, I'd love to be able to make some of the items shown. Thanks!

Hillary Goodwin said...

It catches us by surprise when the simple things make us happy. But really, beautiful light, color and design-can't get much better then that in a picture or a magazine. I would feel so fortunate to be the owner and translator(make my own versions of the designs) of this magazine.

Treasure all the fabric I order from you and have several projects in mind for the future. I have the best pillows on my couch with your fabric and design idea. Thanks for all your inspiration.

Hillary

susanlr said...

Oh-that magazine looks amazing. I would love to win a copy. Thank you for the opportunity.

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Karen said...

Wow, the reflections on the quilt are really cool. I think it means you have an eye that finds inspiration everywhere you look! I'd love to win the magazine; I haven't seen this issue yet. Thanks for the eye candy!!

Leanne said...

...wouldn't it be amazing if you could quilt in the sun, or even dye it into the fabric.... maybe you will think of a way.

I love the pattern of your quilt and the others too, it would be great to win.

corinne said...

Thank you. I giggle reading your blog Also. Thank you for chance to win

Kristy said...

I want it, and I want it BAD!! The sneak peeks you gave of the magazine have truly tempted me. Oh how I HOPE I win this one!!

Karen said...

Loved your pictures of sun...even if it was just little slivers of it. We need some sun here in Portland, misty, cold, wet all day today...yuck. That magazine looks awesome.

leslie said...

this magazine looks more than awesome. oh my gosh.

Barbara said...

Would love to have this magazine. My friend showed me hers and I was drooling!! Pick me!

E. Ma Shelly said...

What great pictures! and the magazine looks like a real treasure, love to have it

Dia's Days said...

The light on your quilt looks like it's dyed white, cool.
It would be so nice to win a copy of that magazine with such great inspiration.

amberlee said...

Looks like a treasure trove of inspiration!

Debbie said...

Thanks for offering this interesting magazine, Malka!

mathea said...

The magazine looks wonderful, and I love your quilt, but oh, what I'd give to have real sunlight in November.. :-D

Esch House Quilts said...

Great photos! Love the pattern made by the slats.

I would love to win this magazine! It looks so inspiring and I have not been able to find it in any stores around here yet. Thanks!

swissquilter said...

Would love to win a copy of the magazine.
Edith

Sandy O. said...

Sounds amazing!

peanut said...

That "sleep" quilt is so cute!

PaigeAlaine said...

Love the shadow design against your beautiful quilt! I'd love to win a copy of the magazine so filled with inspiration! I've preordered your book can't wait for it to arrive on my doorstep -congratulations!

Diane said...

I would love to win. The magazine looks fantastic - I saw it at the store and thought I would buy it before I travel for reading material.

The Mama said...

Hey, I like the stripes of sunlight on the quilt, too.

Nancy said...

These projects are my cup of tea. I would love, love to have a copy of this magazine. Nancy (dot) Gasparotti (at) cox (dot) net

beth lehman said...

this magazine looks so great!! I would love to look inside it!

Wendy said...

Is it too late to enter?
I *hope* it's not too late to enter!
'Cause i'd *love* to win! =-)
And all that with the package, and the patterns, and the light, and the photos... ?

Just means you're an Artist!
=-)

p.s. Thanks for this chance to win. =-)

Anonymous said...

Sure looks like a cool magazine, would love to win a copy.

Marie in Oregon

mariebeers@hotmail.com

maeve315@msn.com said...

Magazine looks fabulous! Would love to win a copy!

sugarcreekstuff said...

Yay! I just finished two projects using your fabrics and would like to make more. I need new ideas.

ArtGirl said...

great photos - the slats and light and orange. wonderful piece of inspiration for some art!

Lisa said...

Goodness! I've been trying to wean myself off buying sewing magazines, but I may have to look for that one.

Shelli said...

now THAT is a sexy magazine! :)

jenny said...

This looks like a wonderful magazine! And congrats on the cover!

kait. said...

I often wait for morning to take pictures.. I love the quilt :) And that magazine sure looks awesome! I'd LOVE to win it!

Merissa said...

Have you picked a winner yet?! I happened upon this magazine in Barnes & Noble today and spent half an hour pouring over it (your quilt in particular!) while my husband looked around. I unfortunately couldn't afford to buy it so would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win a free copy. As for the quilt; orange and gray happen to be two of my favorite colors and the hexagonal quilt is the most divine thing I've seen in ages!

Esther said...

I can't get enough of the quilt you designed for this magazine! Loosk like a great issue.

Deirdre said...

And I was scrolling through the pics thinking that they were totally cool and then.. wam! a giveaway!! even better!!!! :)))

bookwormbethie said...

oh i'd love a copy!!! haven't seen it in the stores!

Margaret said...

Would love to see more of Denyse Schmidt as I find myself now making cards using scraps. I saw her on She's Crafty from HGTV Canada. It was here in the USA Ion network.

Michellevano said...

Haha, I love how it looks like the quilt is crawling out of the box itself.

I could definitely handle that magazine!