The last 7 days has been absolutely insane!
(I am now realizing that I probably start a lot of blog posts that way, hahaha!)
Last week I received my first production order
of my very first
(hopefully of many)
For those of you who don’t know,
here is a little back story on this book.
I started it about mid-May of 2014.
Through the passed couple years,
I have really been polishing my very own style,
my signature, if you will,
While some of the influences come from traditional quilting techniques,
this style of quilting was completely different, modern and unique.
I hadn’t really seen anything so free-form
and well, asymmetrical
in the quilting industry.
(Probably because technically,
it breaks like
I’m sure that someone’s grandmother
is just turning circles in her grave.
Through this process,
I have really grown in my quilting skills,
as well as my life skills.
This all may sound very abstract, but here is what I have learned.
(Even though for me this was specific to quilting, I truly feel that it can apply to anyone.)
You can’t please everyone all the time.
You have to set goals. Hard deadlines.
You must set priorities, or else you will fail.
You can’t do everything, so pick what’s most important and own it.
Like a boss.
Writing this book
has been an amazing experience
and it feels….
The other thing that has been so awesome
is all the support I have gotten
from friends and family,
near and far,
through this endeavor.
I am just here blubbering over my keyboard
feeling so blessed for all the support I have gotten.
(It is a good thing I did a written post instead of a video.
Nobody likes ugly crying.)
I want to thank you all
For those of you that pre-ordered my book
and are still waiting,
Thank you so much for your patience
and rest assured that every package is sealed with love
(Not in a creepy way, but in a grateful way.)
And on their way to you.
I better blow my nose
(and wash my hands cause… ew)
Put on my big girl pants,
and spend the next few hours
gathering extra little goodies
to share with you guys,
I love you all.
Don’t forget to smile.
Don’t forget to smile.
Be great to each other!
13 thoughts on “Holy Ship!”
I received my copy yesterday and love it. I, too, am a fan of graffiti art, and like that you’ve been influenced by it and taken it into the quilt world. PS I AM someone’s grandmother, and I think what you’re doing is awesome.
Congratulations, the two little helpers look gorgeous! Must place my order now.
LOVE the book! Received mine yesterday and I love the designs, the concept and the fresh look of the book. I know it might sound weird but the big text you used on the design pages is so refreshing! Simple, clean, just enough info to get me inspired. I like your style, Karlee, and look forward to many more books from you! Put me down for auto-ship. 😉
Jude, thank you so much for all the kind words! I am so happy that you are you enjoying it so far. And the support of my work truly means so much to me! I think you’ll be happy to know that I already have another book in the works that should be released in the next few months. 🙂
Looking forward to seeing it!
Love it and s-l-o-w-l-y going through it so it will last longer!
Thanks Jeanne, I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
Wow! That’s a lot of pre-orders! Woo hoo! I’ll be looking for mine now! Congrats on your success! Such cute little helpers!
I love my little guys. 🙂 Thank you so much for the support. It really means a lot to me!
I can’t wait to get my book ! hugs
Thanks for supporting me Lori! It really means the world!
Look at your little helpers!!!!! How adorable!!!
I love my little pups. 🙂