so i remember it like it was yesterday.
i was standing in target.
my cell phone rings.
note: let's be honest.
99.9% of the time i hit the ignore button on unknown/private numbers.
this time, for some reason...not so much.
irish voices: hi rachel!!! it's sherry & terri from irish quilting magazine.
i almost faint. for real.
me: oh hey yall.
of course i said hey yall. not. even. joking.
sherry: we wanna pick up your almost irish design for publication.
me: *crickets chirping*
sherry: are you there rachel???
me: *clears throat* yeah. sorry about that.
just so you know...people are staring at me because i'm jumping up & down in target.
sherry: HAHAHA. you're in target???
me: yep. HAHA.
my thoughts: good going rach.
you basically just told an editor of a magazine that you're a loser.
sherry: *still laughing at me being a loser*
rachel: *i'm doing that nervous OMG laugh*
we proceed with our convo.
iron out due dates.
make plans to meet for lunch at fall market.
& i even said that i could stay on the phone with them all day just to listen to their accents.
yeah. huge dork. i know.
so here we are 9 months later.
lookie at my quilt.
IN freaking IRELAND.
almost irish can go down in the books as my 1st ever published pattern.
i may or may not have cried the first time i saw these pics.
it's totally okay that i'm jealous of my own quilt right?!?!
i mean it's been to ireland. and without me.
oh & look...SHEEP!!!
real, honest to goodness IRISH SHEEP.
be still my heart.
i think they love me quilt.
fabric = rouenneries by french general for moda.
size = 80 1/2" square
quilting = rhonda morrison
and guess what?!?!
kits are available HERE.
single issue are available HERE.
just sharing the irish wealth.
so what do yall think???
me loves it.
note: no sheep were harmed in the making of this quilt or photoshoot.