Monday, July 5, 2010

Oh Happy Day!!!

I never thought today would get here! Oh happy day!! It finally has!!! **jumping up and down**

You know when you have a secret and you really really really want to share it but you really can't. Well...I can FINALLY share my secret! Even though some of you may have already guessed! =P

I would say, back in January 2010 was when I really got back in to the quilting scene. I've known how and dabbled in it for 12+ years but never really got hooked, so to speak. That is until I found Moda Bake Shop. It started with Rachel's Scruffy Quilt. Here's mine. I still love that quilt! Then I found blog after blog after blog of inspiration and I was hooked. The designs. The fabrics. It was all I could think about for a while. Sometimes it still is.

I have always followed patterns though. Always. I never thought I was good enough to change things up and if I tried, I was afraid I'd mess it up and all that work would be lost. 

That all changed. I'm constantly playing around with designs now. I usually start with a pad of graph paper and a pencil, and once the idea is formed I take it into EQ7.

I learned one day that anyone could submit designs to Moda Bake Shop. It wasn't just limited to those that had already posted tutorials. It couldn't hurt to try.....could it? 

May 13th, 2010 I submitted my very first design. 
May 16th, 2010 they said yes to my design. **heart still flip flops at this thought...lol**
First I freaked out on Twitter. 
I re-read the email just to be sure and then started freaking out on the couch. 
It may have looked and sounded like the men in white coats needed to come get me...hahah! 
Needless to say, I was extremely excited! 

My very first design. 

My very first submission to Moda Bake Shop....

I introduce you to.... Random Reflections....

In Eva by Basic Grey 
Random Reflections in Eva

In Fandango by Kate Spain
Random Reflection in Fandango

Two Reflections

I can't help but toot my own horn on these babies! I love them so much! 

Do you love them too? If you want to make one, head on over to Moda Bake Shop to see my tutorial!! Then make sure you add yours to my NEW Flickr group ( Freckled Whimsy - Show & Tell ) so I can give them some lovin' too! :)

Psst....This is my first project idea....but I promise you it won't be my last! *wink*wink*

Pure by Sweetwater - Sneaky Peek

Much Love!!!

38 comments :

  1. Congratulations!!! This is huge! What an accomplishment, and yes I do indeed love the quilts. Well done!

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  2. Congratulations Karrie! I'm SOOOO happy for you! Your quilts are GORGEOUS and I will be making one! :)
    ~~Molly

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  3. Congrats :) I love the quilts and such a simple way of sewing them!

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  4. Congrats! I love your quilt pattern!

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  5. Congratulations! This is great. It is funny I thought you were heading in that direction :) Can't wait to see what else you create!

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  6. Wow, Karrie!! How did you manage to keep that under your hat so long? That is fabulous!!! I'll have to set aside some time soon to make one of these - so on the "things I want to do soon" list it goes!!!! Congratulations!!

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  7. ALRIGHT!!!! and those are totally awesome! and looks so doable to boot!!

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  8. Congrats. They are beautiful.

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  9. Woohoo! They're beautiful quilts, and I love the name. Congratulations - I can't wait to see them! (You are bringing them Saturday, aren't you?)

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  10. congrats!! i'm very proud of you!!!

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  11. Congratulations! I can see why you're excited - that quilt is fantastic!

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  12. Congrats!!! I'm about to go start working on something I want to submit as well! I love that pattern!

    I *heart* that fandango! can you send some to live at my house?!! Pretty please!

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  13. WHOOP I have a famous bloggy quilty friend! Gonna steal all of her quilts for my own WHOOP LOL.
    You didnt hear that last part right :) Congrats girl! So happy for you!

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  14. Oh they are so pretty! Love the colors and your design...thanks, I'm heading to Moda!

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  15. Congratulations to you! I like this pattern!

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  16. This is great and I just love your tutorial. Fabulous quilts.

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  17. Congrats! That's fantastic. So are those pretty quilts!

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  18. I feel a little bit proud for adding a little encouragement to your fire. :)

    beautimous.

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  19. Congrats! I love the pattern and can't wait to give it a whirl. I have an arcadia jelly roll waiting patiently for me in my closet and this just may be the perfect way to use it! Great idea!!

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  20. Congratulations! Love the Fandango! I'm thinking this will be my next baby quilt.

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  21. So happy for you! I've been dying to see some more Fandango in action, so this tutorial was some awesome eye candy!

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  22. Congratulations!!! It's a really cute pattern!

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  23. Wow wow wow wow wow KL, those quilts are fantastic and you are on Moda Bake Shop - that is the coolest - well done and good for you and congratulations. XXX

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  24. Congratulations! The quilts are beautiful and it's so exciting to see your work become "official"! LOL. I can't wait to see all the varieties of this quilt produced.

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  25. Congratulations, how exciting for you. I really like both versions of your quilt.

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  26. I am so excited for you! Your project is really cute! I like them both but I like the bright one a little bit more:) What a fun secret- how could you stand keeping it all to yourself!!!

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  27. Oh Karie Lyne I am SO excited for you! Congratulations!!!!! I absolutely love the pattern and can't wait to make it. Way to go!!!!!

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  28. The scruffily quilt was my first too! After I made it I was totally hooked :-)

    Congrats on your first pattern on the Moda Bake Shop! Can't wait to see what else you come up with.

    P.S. - I'm sooooo jealous that you have Pure to play with!!!

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  29. These quilts look great! Saw them over at the MBS and wanted to come here and tell you how much I like them. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. That is SO awesome!! And what a great pattern! It even looks easy enough for me to try!

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  31. I adore this! I'm going to go pick up a jelly roll today!!!!

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  32. Congratulations - That is awesome!

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  33. Congrats!!! I do love this pattern!

    SheilaC

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  34. I started working on it this weekend using '30's reproduction prints. I have about ten blocks done so far, and they are cute! I'm so glad you submitted your pattern! : )

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  35. http://oquilts.blogspot.com/ Just want you to know that I just posted a link to your blog...and a picture of the quilt I just made using your wonderful and fun tutorial...It was delightful to make. Diane

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  36. Hi KarrieLyne, I'm going to make one of these in my near future but I had a question...To make this big enough to fit on a king sized bed, do you think I'd need 2 jelly rolls? I'll probably do some white all the way around (5 inches or so)to make a border for the overhang. I was just wondering when you make this in the size of your pattern, how much of the jelly roll is left over? (would it be enough for extra blocks to make it larger)I've been saving my favorite jelly roll of all time (Arcadia)for the perfect pattern and this is it! So this one is going on my bed! I know Arcadia is hard to find now but I think I can still get another jelly roll if needed. Thanks!

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