A Spot of Exciting (dare I say, Bookish) News!

07 Mar 2012

Retro Flowers Quilt

Retro Flowers design and photo by Christina Lane, used with permission.

Yay! The time has finally come for me to stop tweeting cryptically and share some awesome news.

I'm working on a new book! It comes out from Potter Craft next year. And it's a collaboration, too! I'm so excited to be working with Christina Lane of The Sometimes Crafter fame. (That's one of her designs up above.)

Christina, as you might imagine, is working on a collection of beautiful quilting projects for the book. And my part is something really fun and interesting – a craft book element I haven't seen anywhere else. I don't want to spoil the surprise by giving away too much, but suffice to say that this will be one highly useful, thoughtful craft book.

…So, in future if things become a little quiet over here from time to time, you'll know it's because of book deadlines. Don't worry, though - the podcast will stay on its regular schedule.





So excited for you and Christina!! What a beautiful collaboration :) Your contribution is going to be fantastic, I'm very sure of that...

Diane- so excited for you and can't wait to hear what the subject is :-) I'm sure it will be beautiful. Thanks again for the great class- still working to implement all I learned. Thank you!

Congrats! I am looking forward to your mystery element! (Am just coming up for air after Hard Drive replacement! Whew! and thankful that they saved everything!)

Aww, congratulations, girl!! That's so great! And "a craft book element I haven’t seen anywhere else". I've already spent too long trying to figure out what this could be - so intrigued!!

That's so exciting, Diane! It sounds like my kind of book too! Can't wait to see the finished product.

OK, now we really want to know what you're doing! Are you planning to add curse words to all the instructions? I've always thought that would be fun. No. You're probably not doing that. Stitching plastic canvas covers for the first 10,000 copies? Yes, that's it.

Aw, how did you guess, Ellen?! PC covers it is. :-)

Oooh, tons of congrats, Diane! Mysterious and intriguing!

Wonderful, congratulations!

Congratulations! I can't wait to see what surprise element you'll be adding to the book. It's sure to be something interesting.

How exciting! Congratulations. Since I'm a serious quilter, I can't wait to see the twist you're adding to the book :)

Congratulations! Nothing like a deadline to get those creative juices flowing. Can't wait to see your next book!


Great news, congrats Diane!

how wonderful - congrats! And I'm anxious to find out what the crafty surprise is... :)

Congratulations and a big YAY!

I'm intrigued! Congratulations!!!

Hooray! Congrats Diane!

I wanted to tell you that I love your blog!!! Amazing!!! Thanks for all the inspiration!!! I have you on my huge list of blogs I love to read and visit!! Check the link here http://theblingtheory.blogspot.com/p/blogs-i-enjoy.html

Again thank you so much!!!

Angela Holt
The Bling Theory

Congratulations on the new book! Can't wait to see it!


Congrats to you both!

and to us. Who will benefit from it.

Mazel tov! I can't wait to see the new book!

Congrats on the new book! It sounds *very* intriguing.

That's wonderful news - congratulations Diane!

Congratulations! I am so excited for you and can't wait to see your surprise!

How exciting! Looking forward to seeing it.

Thank you, Tammy! We're really excited about this project! many thanks for your suggestions!

Ohhh so interested to know! I just bought that quilt pattern and cannot wait to make it. Also, I'll be waiting for my pc cover! That's a great idea!

Congratulations! That's awesome! I love that quilt design, above. Beautiful! I am so excited to see what your contribution is going to be :)

Diane, My apologies, I totally missed this announcement and want to say CONGRATS and MAZEL TOV and all that good stuff. You totally rock the craft scene.