First of all, thank you all so much for all of your amazing comments! 366 of you commented and I read every single one. You are all so kind! Your support is wonderful!

Ok – getting down to business! The random number generator gave me:

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This means that Katie from Philigry is the winner! Katie, I’ll drop you an e-mail to get your mailing address.

And now, the change… These past hyper-productive quilting months have been wonderful, but I have also been unemployed. Happily, the unemployment has come to an end! I think that I’ve mentioned previously that for my “real job” I cast reality shows and I’ve landed a very lucky job. Project Runway! Tell your fashion designer friends! Tell your fashion blogger friends! Spread the word. We are looking for people to be on the show!

Meanwhile, I’m not going to be able to think about quilting nearly as much. I’m really going to try to keep posting regularly here, but I’m sure you’ll hear less from me. I’ve been sewing every day to have so much to blog about. Oh how I will miss my sewing machine!

In other news, I’ve finished the last of this pattern. Don’t need to make this one again for awhile. I still think it’s super cute, but five is enough for now!!

The Last Squares in Squares QuiltThe Last Squares in Squares Quilt - Back

The Last Squares in Squares Quilt - detail

The Last Squares in Squares Quilt - back detail

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  • Sarah

    April 13, 2009 at 6:56 am | Reply

    Adorable quilt. :)

  • lesthook

    April 13, 2009 at 8:10 am | Reply

    I have enjoyed watching you make these pretty quilts. Project cRunway is coming back? I am so excited! I love this show!

  • Kama

    April 13, 2009 at 8:28 am | Reply

    Congrats on the super cool job!

  • nichole

    April 13, 2009 at 8:53 am | Reply

    congrats on the new job! it sounds like it will be a fun one. :)

  • katie

    April 13, 2009 at 9:11 am | Reply

    Alissa! thanks so much.
    that sounds like the coolest job ever! how exciting for you!

  • Nancy

    April 13, 2009 at 9:15 am | Reply

    Oh, I LOVE Project Runway. Pick some good ones!! lol You WILL make sure to tell us when it starts.

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski

    April 13, 2009 at 9:18 am | Reply

    Wow, Project Runway!! I hope you love the job and keep us in the loop!

  • Ashley

    April 13, 2009 at 9:30 am | Reply

    Alissa – how exciting! Sounds like such a fun job, especially when casting for such a great show (I’m excited to hear it will be back on again!)… though I will be sad not to see as many new quilts from you. Hopefully you’ll still find some free time for sewing!

  • Amber

    April 13, 2009 at 9:35 am | Reply

    ok that is so cool – what a fun job! Can’t wait to see the group you get for the next season!! And I will so miss all your quilts and posts…hope you are still able to find some time to quilt!

  • Amber

    April 13, 2009 at 9:37 am | Reply

    Ha ha – I just read Ashley’s post above and we wrote almost the same thing!

  • tracy

    April 13, 2009 at 9:39 am | Reply

    Congratulations, that’s spectacular!

  • Amy @ parkcitygirl

    April 13, 2009 at 9:52 am | Reply

    Congrats to Katie on the win AND to you!!! What a great job :) I love that show!

    be sure to stop by my blog this week – we are having some fun!

  • Maranda

    April 13, 2009 at 10:07 am | Reply

    Congrats on the new job:) I hope that you still find time to quilt, your quilts are amazing.

  • Tammy

    April 13, 2009 at 11:33 am | Reply

    Alissa – that is sssooo fab!!! I am so happy for you. I know you will miss sewing-but having a steady paycheck is fab too. You will JUST HAVE to keep us posted about the show. As you can see we all love Project Runway. Keep us posted on all the “behind the scenes” drama !! I’m just very excited for you. Best of Luck !

  • Mal*

    April 13, 2009 at 11:49 am | Reply

    Wow! Congratulations on the amazing (and soooo-LA) news! Glad you are going to be able to be working! So many people are struggling right now.

    Will miss the gorgeous quilts but look forward to still following your adventures, neighbor.

  • wendy

    April 13, 2009 at 11:56 am | Reply

    Wow, look at you! To paraphrase Christian from Project Runway, “I don’t know if everyone’s heard, but you’re kind of a big deal.”

  • wendy

    April 13, 2009 at 11:57 am | Reply

    By the way, still love that quilt even though i’ve seen it many times, I never get sick of looking at it. Still wondering what that darn oval pink and green fabric is~!

  • Chris Warnick

    April 13, 2009 at 12:01 pm | Reply

    Congrats!!! How exciting! We will miss your frequent posts but will take whatever we can get. Love the latest ISpy quilt BTW.

  • Marissa

    April 13, 2009 at 12:09 pm | Reply

    I love project runway, it can be so inspiring. I hope you really like working there. I will miss you posting so often, I love all your quilts!

  • Carrie

    April 13, 2009 at 1:09 pm | Reply

    Another sweet quilt. Congrats on the upcoming work! Very exciting.

  • Michaela

    April 13, 2009 at 1:23 pm | Reply

    What a cool job! Very happy for you, it so good to hear a good job story today.

  • craftytammie

    April 13, 2009 at 1:43 pm | Reply

    Hooray for you! I love that show!

  • Frogdancer

    April 13, 2009 at 1:50 pm | Reply

    Congratuations on the new job.

    (Selfishly, I was relieved when you said the enormous output of quilts was because you had been unemployed. I was feeling VERY like an underachiever, wondering how you did it all. Of course, now all is revealed.)

  • Penny G

    April 13, 2009 at 2:52 pm | Reply

    Congratulations on your new job. May it be an opportunity that continues to grow your career in a way that brings you joy.

  • Jackie

    April 13, 2009 at 3:22 pm | Reply

    Congratulations on your job! I just recently found your blog though and I’m going to miss seeing so much from you! :)

  • Maria

    April 13, 2009 at 6:11 pm | Reply

    Project Runway…You leaving us? You don’t know how much I’m going to miss coming here everyday and reading your blog and seeing all your beautiful stuff you make. Hope you come at least once a week. Good luck anyway.

  • Alison

    April 13, 2009 at 11:34 pm | Reply

    How exciting! I wonder if you cast people from other countries? One of my friends was in the final 30 for the Australian version of the show, but missed out. We studied textile art together and her fledgling fashion label does well at markets. My teen and I still watch re-runs constantly here in Asia as well.

  • Viv

    April 14, 2009 at 1:05 am | Reply

    Congratualtions on your job! I hope it’s fun and fabulous.

  • Jeanine

    April 14, 2009 at 5:50 am | Reply

    I love the quilt. Congrats on your new gig. You must be very excited.

  • beki

    April 14, 2009 at 6:03 am | Reply

    Hooray for Katie!! And wow, what a cool job!

  • Bekhy

    April 14, 2009 at 8:05 pm | Reply

    Congratulations on landing a job–it sounds pretty high power. To think I kind of sort of know someone who casts for Project Runway! Still looking forward to your next quilty adventure.

  • carolyn jurrjens

    April 15, 2009 at 3:23 am | Reply

    Congrats Alissa on the coolest!!! job, l love Project Runway and we get it here in oz, another season should be starting soon so l will be thinking of you when l watch it, l will miss your posts and seeing all your beautiful quilts, good luck.

  • amandajean

    April 15, 2009 at 5:11 am | Reply

    what wonderful news about your job!!! that sounds super fun. i hope that you still find time to sew and blog.

  • Tif

    April 20, 2009 at 5:38 pm | Reply

    alissa, just wanted wish you luck with your new job! so happy for you!

  • Alison Marie

    April 23, 2009 at 6:52 am | Reply

    Congrats on the end to unemployment! That’s a reality show I *do* watch! I’ve also gone back to the working entertainment world, & am just catching up on your last month’s worth of posts now – this latest quilt is very easter-egg-adorable!

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