Monday, December 28, 2015

Landscape quilts and a new book

 Mt. Rainier reflecting in Tipsoo Lake (in progress)



New Happenings

After having rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder last year, I was unable to create quilts. However, I was able to write! I've been diligently working on a "quilting" genre novel since then and am finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel.  I am in the process of creating what I hope will be the cover quilt for my novel (above). The novel is partially set in New York and on Orcas Island, WA. The theme also focuses on my protagonists love of landscape quilting (go figure....), her dream of creating a quilt based on Mt. Rainier, and becoming a "Professional" quilt artist. That's all I will divulge for now, other than to say it is a rather "spicy" novel and has lots of humor! 

After another rewrite, I plan on querying agents who deal with this type of genre. It's the agents job to find a publisher, so keep your fingers crossed for me! 

 FYI, I painted the sky and water for my Mt. Rainier quilt and I must say, it was loads of fun. I need to do more of it! I used transparent fabric paints vs. opaque.

By the way, after checking out McKenna Ryan's choice of  electric die cut machines, I asked Santa for the same type. He brought me a Silhouette electric die cut machine but as yet, I haven't had time to hook it up to my computer. I can just imagine what I will be able to do with it in the future (imagine being able to cut out multiples of trees, bushes, flowers, leaves, etc.) I will keep you abreast of my pursuits in that regard as soon as I get it set-up!

My New Years resolution is to be more visible on social media so let`s toast to that! See you soon.