Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Dare To Be Different

Ok. 

Wait.

Just a second.

You might want to sit down for this.

Wait.

No. 

Maybe I need to sit down for this.

**breathes in a paper bag**

You see, there is this magazine that I {heart} a lot. 


There is one more reason that I {{heart}} this magazine a lot....

Ready? 

Um..if I pass out, please throw cold water on my face and make sure I still have a pulse, ok? ;)

Page 68. That one there on the left. In the purples and grays and red....


It's MINE!!!! 


My very first magazine publication and I am SOOOO FREAKING EXCITED!!!!! You couldn't tell right? I mean, I think I hide my feelings pretty well, yes? ;)

I know it's a simple quilt but my style is simple. Usually. The thing that I adore most about this quilt is the meaning behind it. 

The story behind Dare To Be Different ::: "I designed this quilt with my daughter in mind. She is 12 and being in middle school, it's so much easier to follow the crowd instead of doing your own thing. As a parent, I've always tried to teach her to follow her own path, to be a leader, to make her own choices.  For the most part, she has and I am so proud of her for that. I wanted to make her a quilt that portrayed this message. One where I knew that every time she looked at it, she'd remember what I taught her and take that with her always. Hence the one red block. This one block reminds her to "Dare To Be Different". :)"

I can't wait until this quilt comes home to her. It is one that will always be treasured, not only by me, but by my daughter as well! 

Here are a few shots I took before I sent her off..

Notice the "lump"? Top right corner...

Notice what that "lump" really was?  (lower left corner...that would be Sunny!) LOL!


Waskawee witto wabbits!! :D

Stitch is on sale now. I got my copy at Borders or you can click HERE to purchase it from them directly.

Ok...now that I've let the cat out of the bag...or rather, out from under the quilt (heehee) I can breathe again, even though I'm still really excited and I might not come down for a spell. :D 

Much Love!!!

80 comments :

  1. Wow and congratulations!!! I love the colors you chose. Stitch is also a favorite of mine. I can't wait to buy my copy.

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  2. Congratulations! That is so exciting to be published!!
    I can really appreciate you spending the time encouraging your daughter to be different. My oldest is that age and we've had that talk a LOT.

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  3. Congrats, congrats, congrats!!! So super exciting for you!!! The quilt is amazing and the design is super beautiful!!! How exciting for you!!!

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  4. Congratulations and good luck to your daughter in middle school. I taught 8th grade Language Arts many years so I know the pressures she will face. Now that I am retired, quilting has become my passion.

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  5. Congratulations!!! That's awesome! I'm headed to Joann tomorrow so I'll grab a copy :D

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  6. Woo Hoo! That is awesome! What a compliment and huge honor! I can't wait to get one!

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  7. What a thrill. Congratulations to you.

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  8. Congrats! What a great story behind it!

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  9. Squeeee!! Congratulations Karrie! I love the meaning behind this quilt.

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  10. WOWW! Such excitement! And so worthy a quilt!

    I'll look for a copy.

    (so when is your next publication due???)

    Congrats!

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  11. that's so exciting Karrie!!! I LOVE that magazine, and this issue looks particularly great... for many reasons I didn't even know! :)

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  12. Congrats! That IS exciting! What a great quilt, too, with a great message.

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  13. Congrats, Kerrie. A well-deserved honor for you!

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  14. Karrie, That is SO exciting for you.

    And what an awesome reason to design a quilt! And you did an awesome job because the moment I saw it, I understood it...

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  15. Very exciting indeed. I love the story behind the quilt!

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  16. Oh wow -so very exciting! And we can all say we "knew you when".... I love the meaning behind this quilt - and love the lesson you are teaching! So very important and yet so very hard!!! Congrats!

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  17. Congratulations! Beautiful quilt.

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  18. Okay ..... How FLIPPIN FREAKIN' AWESOME!!! {please excuse the shouting} I'm so happy and excited for you!! I really and truly love the story behind the quilt and hope to one day teach my own daughters the same, but holy cow!! Yay you!!! :) Off to buy the mag now ;)

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  19. How awesome, Karrie!!! Will you still talk to us little people? lol I love the quilt, too - and such a neat story!! Another one for the bucket list....

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  20. You deserve to be excited! The quilt is beautiful and the story behind it's inspiration is even better.

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  21. congrats! it is a beautiful quilt.

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  22. Congrats Karrielyne...simple but awesome!

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  23. Congratulations! What a fun accomplishment!!

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  24. Congratulations!! You should be proud - yes it is a simple design - but it is really beautiful and the story behind it is inspiring - I'm so glad you shared it.

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  25. C-O-N-G-R-A-T-S!!! I'm so so super proud of you!!! The quilt is beautiful!

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  26. Congratulations! I love the quilt!

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  27. What a beautiful quilt! I love the thought/story behind it.

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  28. Congratulations!! What a great quilt. I'll have to wait for the magazine to come out here, too.
    Hope there are lots more to come.

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  29. Congratulations, and Celebrations (sung in a Cliff Richard voice) wow you are the fourth person I know who has had something published in a magazine...I know some very talented people...well done you.

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  30. Congratulations! That is sos exciting! And Breathe! lol

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  31. Congrats!! I'm so super excited for you! I can hardly wait to get a copy.

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  32. congratulations!! and what a gorgeous design - I love it!

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  33. Congratulations!!! I just ordered a copy!
    I adore your design and your blog (subscribed).
    May your creativity and success grow exponentially. Kiss your adorable Sunny for me.
    ~Christina in Cleveland

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  34. KARRIELYNE!!!! I am SOOOOO happy for you!!! YOU GO GIRL!!! This is just amazing!!! Can you tell I'm jumping up and down for you? LOL WAY TO GO!!!!

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  35. Love that magazine anyway but now I love it more. That is sooooo cool! Way to go and congrats. I love the story behind it too!

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  36. Congratulations!! That is so awesome! You must be on the moon with excitement.

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  37. Lovely quilt and the best part is the story behind it. Way to go, girl :)

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  38. That is a wonderful message you are teaching your DD. I had a message very similar to my children. It was Don't be afraid to step away and say NO. The moment you do so, it gives everyone else the courage and opportunity to say NO along with you. They did so quite often, saved others along with themselves. Often in the face of new schools and moves. They turned out to be great young adults. I love your quilt!! Love it. It can be for a boy too using blue in place of the purple.. well any color really.. LOVE IT!

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  39. I love that magazine, too!! And I love your quilt! You are such an inspiration!!

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  40. Congratulations on your publication. I love your quilts, especially this one. I taught middle schoolers for over 15 years. It is such a hard time for the kids and for the parents watching what the kids go through. I will make this quilt and remember the special message it sends. Thanks so much and good luck with middle school. I think high school is easier on the kids.

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  41. Congratulations! How exciting for you!

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  42. Congrats congrats congrats!!!! Nothing like the first time seeing your creation in print like this. It'll stay with you always! I, too, try to teach my kids to follow their own path, and love that you've instilled this important lesson into your daughter's quilt. She'll treasure it forever!

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  43. Congratulations! Wonderful quilt that will always hold the best of memories for both you and your daughter.

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  44. So so so exciting! What a beautiful quilt!!

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  45. Beautiful quilt! Congradulations on being published!

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  46. Many CONGRATS on this one!!!!! I love the quilt and I love the story behind it even more. Now I have to get that magazine. I have been eyeing it for sometime now..... so now its a must!

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  47. I actually got my copy a few weeks ago and saw you in there. Kept meaning to congratulate you. I love the meaning behind the quilt...and that is something I will definitely share with my daughter as well. What a great thing to instill in a child.

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  48. How exciting!!!! Congratulations on a beautiful job.

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  49. What a feeling that must be to have a quilt you personally designed make its way into a a fabulous publication. Congratulations are certainly in order. I know your daughter will be delighted to have this quilt on her bed. Good job!

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  50. Karrie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That is so freakin amazing! I hope you are doing a grand happy dance!!!

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  51. You made me smile so big! So happy for you. I have a daughter who is turning 15 tomorrow. She's a freshman this year, but the middle school drama still lurks. I am always trying to tell her to be her own person too. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  52. My first thought when I saw your quilt was, "Wow, pretty." (I'm apparently quite simple). then I read the story behind it and I love it even more. Congrats on the magazine publish...ing?ment? Well, congrats.

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  53. congratulations! very pretty quilt and that is a big accomplishment!

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  54. congrats my friend.
    SUPER cute quilt.
    :D

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  55. Congratulations! I like the positive message behind the quilt.

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  56. Yeah! That's so exciting! I like it very much.

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  57. Congratulations on being PUBLISHED! I'm very happy for you. It's no wonder you're quilt is in the magazine, it's absolutely beautiful!

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  58. congrats karrie lyne for a whole lot of reasons...sew proud of you..great post today as always...mmmm something is missing here? lol

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  59. Oh hooray!!! Love the meaning and the design - you are amazing! Enjoy the moment!

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  60. I'm so excited for you! Two of my other quilting buddies were published this week, too. Now I know 3 famous people :)

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  61. Wow! If it were me, I'd be excited -- how can you stay so calm? HA! Love the quilt, gotta get the magazine.

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  62. Wowee!! That is fantastic! Congratulations! I'm sure we'll be seeing more of your designs published in the future.

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  63. I ran out and bought this magazine...love your pattern! Whoot, whoot!

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  64. You have EVERY right to swoon! What a totally COOL milestone. I LOVE the quilt too! Going to find the magazine so I can make this cool quilt in my colors. And those colors just might be the colors of MY cats who ALSO love to crawl under any quilt I happen to put on the floor.
    Congratulations!!

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  65. Oh, I'm Rabid Quilter at steeledome@gmail.com

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  66. Woohoo...Fantastic...Congrats!!!!!

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  67. Wow-you are inspiring. Both with your quilting and your parenting. I think it is important to raise strong independent thinking girls too. Your daughter is very lucky to have such a beautiful keepsake.

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  68. Wow-you are inspiring. Both with your quilting and your parenting. I think it is important to raise strong independent thinking girls too. Your daughter is very lucky to have such a beautiful keepsake.

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  69. How exciting - congratulations. It's a lovely quilt with a great back story.

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  70. Almost two years after publication, I just stumbled on the this quilt. My first thought was that I needed to make it for my 12 year old son in "boy" colors, to remind him to be himself in middle school. LOVE LOVE LOVED when I scrolled down and saw the reason you designed it!

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