Thank you all so much for all of your kind comments about the book!  The response makes me so happy. It just reinforces all of the ideas behind the book concept.  It’s going to keep me super busy over the next few months so you’ll have to forgive me if the blog mellows as a result.   I’m going to try to keep at it though!

Meanwhile, I’ve finished the Lantern Bloom quilt top:

Lantern Bloom quilt top

Putting a quilt together this way has made me want to do it all over again with my comfort zone colors.  I might just have to do that!

Hope that you all have great weekends that involve lots of sewing!

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  • AngryKimchi

    October 23, 2009 at 7:08 am | Reply

    Ooh, that looks so beautiful and interesting! I can’t wait to see your quilting on this one!

  • Alisa

    October 23, 2009 at 8:04 am | Reply

    This quilt top is gorgeous. Absolutely.

  • Meg

    October 23, 2009 at 8:51 am | Reply

    Alissa, it’s turning out great–I got goose-bumps!

  • Audrie

    October 23, 2009 at 9:05 am | Reply

    Beautifully done! Oh and congrats on the book… I was out of town when you posted that so I didn’t manage to congratulate you then :)

  • Kolleen

    October 23, 2009 at 9:52 am | Reply

    You know, the lantern blooms fabric is interesting, but I couldn’t ever quite figure out what to do with it–you have done a great job with those big prints!

  • andi

    October 23, 2009 at 11:40 am | Reply

    Love love love the quilt!!!!

  • Crystal

    October 23, 2009 at 12:07 pm | Reply

    That blanket turned out really pretty! It looks nice!! And congradulations on the book. That would be really fun!

  • Kelly Todd

    October 23, 2009 at 12:38 pm | Reply

    That turned out great!! Loved being able to watch your process!

  • Victoria

    October 23, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Reply

    Beautiful! The colors really pop! Congratulation on your book deal, very exciting and well deserved!

  • jeanettesquiltin

    October 23, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Reply

    Loving It!!!!

  • Kate

    October 23, 2009 at 2:11 pm | Reply

    A fantastic looking quilt!

  • Angie

    October 23, 2009 at 2:20 pm | Reply

    Love the quilt. You are so talented. Can’t wait for the book to come out. Thanks for sharing, and inspiring!

  • Jackie

    October 23, 2009 at 3:48 pm | Reply

    That is absolutely fabulous about the book! I know it will probably be a while until it comes out, but it will definitely be on my radar. I love your finished quilt top, just gorgeous.

  • Kristin

    October 23, 2009 at 4:22 pm | Reply

    The quilt is gorgeous! And congrats about the book! How exciting!!

  • julia::ordinarysaturdays

    October 23, 2009 at 4:31 pm | Reply

    Amazing. Maybe one day I will learn how to use color that way, because THAT kind of color I do like very much.

  • Jessica J.

    October 23, 2009 at 5:43 pm | Reply

    I love this quilt. It is so beautiful!! I hope to someday have this talent (I just finished my second quilt).

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski

    October 23, 2009 at 6:19 pm | Reply

    I’ve loved Lantern since I first saw it, but this is the FIRST quilt I have seen out of it that makes it sing! Love it Alissa.

  • Leonie

    October 23, 2009 at 6:43 pm | Reply

    That has come together so well, it will be intersting to see it in another colourway. So quick to come together too! Beautiful.

  • Joan

    October 23, 2009 at 7:21 pm | Reply

    Lovely quilt! It’s just perfect!

  • Catherine

    October 23, 2009 at 9:14 pm | Reply

    Beautifully done. The solids really make those gorgeous Lantern Bloom fabrics stand out.

  • Viv

    October 24, 2009 at 1:33 am | Reply

    The lantern bloom quilt is just beautiful. Well done.

  • Penny

    October 24, 2009 at 4:33 am | Reply

    It’s so pretty!! I just ordered my first bit of lantern bloom and love it! (in fact, it was probably a subconscious nudging from reading your blog!). I have the orange random pods and now I think I need more!

  • npera1@lausd.net

    October 24, 2009 at 6:32 am | Reply

    Wow, gorgeous, and truly a “modern quilt”. I love that you planned around your initial blocks instead of planning first. It gives me more courage to try just creating and making the measuremets work instead of being “bound” by the math. Also, I’m so happy for you about your book. Your creativity knows no bounds!

  • Jen

    October 25, 2009 at 4:50 am | Reply

    great job…this is my kind of quilt….beautifull..really

  • jenn

    October 25, 2009 at 12:11 pm | Reply

    Lovely quilt, I love those prints and colors!
    Congratulations the book deal! It will be a creative collaboration I know!

  • Sonja

    October 25, 2009 at 1:45 pm | Reply

    This quilt is wonderfull!!!!

  • Jane

    October 25, 2009 at 7:53 pm | Reply

    This quilt is absolutely stunning! I love it so much!
    Congrats on the book!

  • Amy - parkcitygirl

    October 25, 2009 at 8:07 pm | Reply

    Love this top Alissa!

  • amandajean

    October 30, 2009 at 9:23 am | Reply

    it’s wonderful! i love the darker colors in this quilt. makes it so sophisicated!

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