the one with the progressive dinner.

24 January 2011

{comments closed.}
winner = sara
email me: rachel {at} psiquilt {dot} com

hey yall.
welcome to our moda bake shop progressive dinner.
dinner. supper. chow.
tomatoe. tomahto. potatoe. potahto.
:)

griffith house

so yall come on in.
take your boots off & stay a while.

sweet tea

can i get yall something to drink?!?!
i have sweet tea, sweet tea & sweet tea.
*wink*

for the new peeps stopping by:
i'm rachel.
i'm 28 years old.
i'm southern.
i was born & raised in georgia, but i live in ohio now.
i'm married to my high school sweetheart.
we have 4 amazing kiddos together.
i love to create & design.
& i have a confession to make...i'm a moda-a-holic.
i mean people say they love moda, but i LOVE moda.
wanna see my moda tattoo?!?!
*kidding*
{about the tattoo part, not the addicted to moda part. tehehe.}

for my regular peeps:
*in my best joey tribbiani impression*
how you doin'?!?!
:P

moving on.

so today is a special day. a very special day.
why?!?!

fortune cookie.

well about a year ago i had a surprise package come in the mail.
it's was from the mothership...aka moda.
it contained an adorable fabric fortune cookie.

i had NO clue that that fortune cookie would lead to this...

fresh fabric treats.

...a book!!!
a yummy book no less.

AND not only am i officially a published author {!!!} but...

wait for it

...

...

...

i'm a covergirl!!!
yep that's me -well my quilt- on the cover of the book.
on. the. cover. of. the. freaking. book.

*insert brown paper bag*
[breathe in. breathe out.] [breathe in. breathe out.]
[breathe in. breathe out.] [breathe in. breathe out.]
[breathe in. breathe out.] [breathe in. breathe out.]

i'm extremely excited. & nervous.
but i'm okay.
really.

it's quite a feeling...seeing your quilt on the cover of a book.
i mean millions of people will be judging this book by it's cover.
the cover with my quilt on it.

*insert brown paper bag again*
[breathe in. breathe out.] [breathe in. breathe out.]
[breathe in. breathe out.] [breathe in. breathe out.]
[breathe in. breathe out.] [breathe in. breathe out.]

phew. i'm okay now. promise.
:D

but it's SO surreal.
& i get to be on the cover with my pal kate spain. {hey kate!!!}
my quilt = her fandango fabric.
delish ain't it?!?!

central perk...i mean park.

to celebrate this momentous occasion, let's have a giveaway!!!
yayyy!!!

wanna win a copy of the book AND a yummy precut?!?!
leave me comment. a good one. not a "pick me" comment.
*book releases in may. precut will be from a brand new moda line*
(winner will be drawn feb 1st.}

maybe is maybe.

wanna win a fat quarter bundle, a fat eighth bundle, a layer cake, a jelly roll AND a charm pack?!?!
leave all the following chefs a comment on their progressive dinner posts.

jan 19th:
moda bake shop
stash books

jan 20th:
amanda jean nyberg
roslyn mirrington
vanessa christenson

jan 21st:
john adams
monica solorio-snow

jan 22nd:
kimberly walus
melissa mortenson

jan 23rd:
natalia bonner
vickie eapen

jan 24th:
rachel griffith <--yall are here!!!
lissa alexander

jan 25th:
julie herman
sweetwater

jan 26th:
angela yosten
jenny garland

mbs goodies.

it sure was a treat having yall at the griffith house!!!
speaking of treats...yall can see all my moda bake shop goodies HERE.
{these are just a few of my favs.}

now go see miss lissa.
she's my moda mom. really.
& she's sure to have something yummy for yall.

tomorrow yall are visiting my pal julie & the sweetwater gang!!!
anticipate extreme yummy-ness.

now yall come back now, ya hear?!?!
:D

p.s. if yall want to go ahead & secure one of these yummy books now...
pre-order your signed copy HERE.

♥ rachel

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1386 comments:

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

congrats for being on the cover!!! woo hoo!! i am so so so proud of you and can't wait to make your quilt! ♥ you!!

Lynn Greenway said...

Hey, I'm the second one to comment! I love your work and your blog. Congrats on being published and on being on the cover!!

Robyn *Ü* said...

This book looks great! I can't wait to see it.

Carol C. said...

Congratulations on the book, AND being on the cover!! How exciting! Your quilt is beautiful! Love the fabrics, the colors, and the design!!

Maria said...

Major congrats on being on the cover! You're a fantastic designer and I sooooo love your work, you really deserve this! <3

The book looks fantastic, can't wait to get my hands on it and this dinner is so much fun! Thank you!

Again: Major, major congrats! =D

Stray Stitches said...

WOW! To be on the cover!! How wonderful!!

Abigail said...

Yeah you are on the cover! What a accomplishment! Your blog is so very cute! I am way excited about this book. Looks like great projects.
abbyvaagen(at)gmail(dot).com

Tiffany @anotherpieinthesky.com said...

grats on being on the cover!! I've been drooling over the quilt on the front since I first saw the book! It's gorgeous!

Kate said...

Congrats on becoming a cover girl! :) And btw, totally got the Friends reference in the post title.

Laine from JustPlainLaine.com said...

Your posts are always so special. I can't imagine the feeling of being a "Cover Girl". I am also a Modaholic! I visit the website every day just in case I missed the announcement of something new.

Congratulations on the book, the baby, and a terrific website.

Karen said...

Congratulations on being the cover girl. Can't wait for the book to be out. I with you Moda Fabric is the best!!!

Melissa said...

Love the quilt on the cover!! Love Kate Spain Fabric. I love the Fandgo pattern. I am making a quilt for a senior this year as her graduation present.... Wish the book came out sooner so I could make the one on the cover.. Hey what is your dish... How do you make your sweet tea???

Abbybeth said...

Congratulations Covergirl!

I don't comment often, but always read your blog - I love your sense of humor AND your Friends references :)

maybe, this comment will lead to The One Where Abby Finally Wins a Prize! ;)

Jessica Christensen said...

Well, I love stars, I love maverick stars, and I love Fandango. Goodness, what an excellent combo. LOVE your quilt! Congratulations, cover girl! You da bomb!

Tonya Jespersen said...

Girl...your sweet tea rocks! What else would any self-respecting Southern girl serve her guests? Everytime I have a get-together I serve, sweet tea, sweet tea, & more sweet tea! Excuse me while I wet my whistle with some more! & your quilt looks so pretty on the front cover of the book!

Tracy said...

Now you know how Cindy Crawford feels like! :D Congrats on the cover shot. OH and your baby is so cute! (as I'm typing this I'm looking at her picture. :)

Staci said...

Wow! You must feel just wonderful! Congratulations!
I've wondered about that cover quilt, so thanks for spilling the beans! Your Vintage Ribbons Table Runner is one of my very favorite MBS projects, thank you for sharing it!

Amy said...

OMG! That is so cool that you're on the cover! :-) Congrats on the book!

Kathleen Grace said...

Congratulations not only on being published but on the honor of being on the cover. Gorgeous quilt, by the way. I'm a newbie quilter so I follow you and several of the other authors and I could sure use some of those precuts because my inspiration file is full to the brim! I must have a copy of the book too:>)

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Wow Rachel, that is so super awesome! And thanks for the dinner invitation! I've been waiting a long time to be invited to your house for dinner, sweet tea and all! I say forget the real food and let's get right to that yummy dessert...the book with your quilt on the cover! I'm surprised you only had to take two breathing breaks! That is too exciting! I'm going to get me one of those books because like you, I have become a Modaholic! It's good stuff! now go enjoy your dinner party. I'll just sit here with my tea and catch up with you later, perhaps around a postage stamp quilt! :)

MGM

Mariliz said...

A cover girl, how very exciting that is. You deserve it. Congrats.

Laura said...

Congrats on being on the cover! I am very excited for the book!

notes of sincerity said...

Oh goodness Rachel. You are just too much fun to read. I love your blog and have enjoyed being a follower.
A gigantic, over the top, off the charts,
**CONGRATULATIONS** on your cover girl quilt!!! It is a gorgeous quilt - as usual!
Oh my ... sweet tea. I am a northern girl moved south and I am still working on developing a taste for sweet tea, and boy do they make it sweet, and it is served everywhere! Mexican restaurants, bakeries ... you name it!
Have a great week!!!
Sincerely, Trish

iwillmakecrafts said...

this looks great! I can't wait to see more of your quilt. CONGRATS!

Marie said...

Wow - I never knew a cover girl before. My whole life is probably going through one of those change thingies right now just because of saying that. Congrats on the book and recognition of all your work - you deserve it.

Hugs - Marie

Cathy said...

Congrats and best wishes! Its wonderful when great things happen to generous folk - glad your talents are being recognized!

tpott said...

A mom of 4 and a covergirl!!!! You ROCK!!!! O happy day congratulations to you. I to LOOOVVVE MODA I can't seem to get enough. Enough is still not enough. Just like I breathe I need MODA fabric to sustain my life. Ha! Ha! Its extreme but not to that extent. Thanks for having me to your home for dinner and a chance to Win!!!! ;-) Congrats again!!!!

Susanna said...

Love your quilt. Congratulations on being on the cover!

Seams Inspired said...

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Covergirl! :o) Yeah, I totally stole that tagline...but it fits you perfectly! Congrats on your fabulous book and cover feature. I'm so excited for you. Happy Monday! :o)

MrsShilts said...

Congratulations on the front cover! Go girl!

Just read up on your 2011 postage stamp quilt along and would love to join in! Looks like a gorgeous quilt.

MrsShilts x

Miriam said...

Love the quilt on the cover. So fun for you to be a covergirl!

Becky said...

Woo hoo! You're a cover girl!! I'm just starting out learning to quilt and am inspired by many of your projects, I can't wait to get the book :-)

Stephanie said...

Your Blog has been in my favorites forever! I love your southern mix with pictures of snow! I just moved to New Jersey from Texas so I can relate! Congradulations on the Cover Spot! Quilt is gorgeous!

marilyn said...

Racheal I already ordered a copy from you but if I win I'll give the other copy to my sister!! Your quilt is the reason I ordered the book. So you are quite the covergirl :).. thanks

Catherine Z. said...

Greetings from Northern Saskatchewan CANADA!

I LOVE LOVE Moda too! The quality of the products are fantastic! You have done a wonderful job with your project for the book! To be on the cover is amazing! You deserve it! I can hardly wait to buy the book because of the cover!

Thanks again and keep up the great job!

Catherine

L said...

Congratulations on the publication, and the cover shot!

mama dub said...

Congratulations on being on the cover of this great new book. I can't wait to see it in person! I also love Moda fabrics. Keep up the great work - I enjoy your designs.

Karen said...

Congratulations, Rachel. That would be a dream come true for me too, but I don't see it happening! Enjoy the success and I hope you have a followup book. Hey, what about a recipe?

marilyn said...

oops sorry I spelled your name wrong! Don't hate me :) Rachel!

Mirja said...

What a beautiful book, beautiful quilts and wonderful fabric! Congrats

Johanna said...

Oh wow! That is your delicious quilt on the cover? Congratulations!
(and I didn't know you liked Joey Tribbiani as much as I do :) )

bellashea said...

Beautiful quilt on the cover....you must be super excited. Can't wait to see the book,

Barbara said...

your tea was so good, my teeth hurt ! :))))

Maria Elkins said...

What a wonderful honor to be included. Congrats!

MotherMotherOcean said...

You are sooo cool. You were cool before cool was cool. I am ordering that book but I want a signed copy!

Christy Ferguson said...

Congratulations on being a cover girl!!! I am a beginning quilter and love coming to your blog for inspiration. I am off to the kitchen to make some sweet tea and to send you a toast from this southern girl!

Katie said...

Congrats on being a cover girl! Keep that paper bag handy because I imagine this will only lead to bigger and better honors. But you're a momma of four, so you should be able to take on anything the quilty world throws at you. Thanks for a chance to win the book, too!

Gillian said...

I love your quilt! Congratulations on the book. I am excited to have found your blog.

Deb said...

I would be breathing in a paper bag, too, if a quilt I made was on the cover of a book! Congratulations!! I am loving the Progressive Dinner and would love to win the book and any of the Moda pre-cuts. I love Moda, too!!! Thanks for the chance.

Kwilt Noob said...

I think the best part of this progessive party has been finding all these fun new (to me) blogs. You are adorable! Congratulations on the cover, and keep breathing! Thanks for the chance to win some fabulousness!

KristyLou said...

I AM LOVING YOUR COVER QUILT!

Gina said...

Congratulations on making the cover. I can't wait for the book. You are so very talented. So many great designs.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on the book! Your quilt on the cover looks beautiful.

Dawn Hendrix said...

THE COVER.. OO man I know this is a proud MOMENT! SO very happy for you.... I SOO LOVE MODA.. thenks for sharing your house with us! PICK ME PICK ME!

Katie said...

Congrats! Love the cover of this book, and am looking forward to getting my hands on a copy.

Kristen said...

Congratulations! How exciting when something you do for fun turns out like this.

Nicole said...

Congratulations on the book - and being on the cover! The quilt is beautiful - as is the fabric. (and thanks for the link to the sweet tea - I was craving some - and now I definitely have to make some. A little summer in the middle of this frigid Ohio winter.)

Patty@sewingseeds said...

Congratulations! I'd buy the book judged on your cover...Yummy!

Holly said...

Congratulations! I joined your postage stamp quilt-a-long but it was so hard to decide which jellyroll to buy/use. So I would love the chance to win more!

pam said...

I love Moda Bake Shop. It is bookmarked in my favorites. So far all the participants have been in my favorites also.
The book looks like there's a lot of great projects inside. If I don't win one :) I will be buying on as soon as it is available.

Thanks for a great time and the tea was wonderful

pam roever at yahoo dot com

Pamela V said...

Hello from SW Ohio (waving)! Congrats on the book and for having your work on the cover. The baby pictures are very sweet, especially since my baby just turned 22!

Debbie said...

Congrats on the cover!! I absolutely love your tutorials, I feel like I stalk your blog and moda looking for new ideas from you!

You are such an inspiration and your blog is just downright fun to read!!!

slfranks4 said...

Congratulations Rachel!!! As a fellow modaholic and Ohioan, I must admit that our rediculously cold winter has been very productive for me. The moment I saw this book, I wanted to see the full quilt on the cover! I can't believe it's yours! That really is amazing! I have been enjoying your blog for a couple of years now (I am an unabashed lurker lol) I've borrowed a large number of your fantastic tutorials - particularly the crayon roll and fabric bowls. And cannot wait to see what you have inside the pages :D

Jen said...

Congrats!!!!! That's so exciting. I think you should make like Joey and go enjoy a nice meatball sandwich!

Cindy said...

Loved this post- can tell how extremely excited you are and with every right to be so!:)Congratulations!! The quilt is gorgeous and to.be.on.the.cover!! Wow, can't get any better than that!!:) Thanks for the chance to win!!

jillian said...

Wow! what a compliment, to be chosen for the cover. Dinner was FABULOUS!! Thank you! jillseeu(at)hotmail(dot)com

SingleGirlQuilts said...

Congratulations on being on the cover!! From the first time I saw a picture of the book, I knew that the cover quilt was one I would have to try!

B. said...

Rachel I have been following your blog for sometime and really it's been amazing to watch all the great things that have happened to you. You are a talented lady and you inspire myself and a lot others. Congrats on the cover, you deserve it.

Karen said...

I love your quilt on the cover, it will sell a lot of books. Is the pattern for it in the book?

A.J. Dub. said...

Congrats Cover girl! I am so excited about this book, I can't even tell you!
I am having fun blog hopping with all you creative people. Thanks!

Rachel said...

Congrats, cover girl! How exciting is that!

I'm really enjoying this progressive dinner... and yes, I'd love a glass of your sweet tea!

Karen said...

I have to confess....I want to buy the book BECAUSE of the cover! I love it! Also, particating in this progress dinner has introduced me to other quilters who I want to follow (aka stalk) on their blogs/websites. I want to know how I can become a part of this team. I mean, I absolutely love to quilt/sew. I am addicted to fabric (Hi, my name Karen and I am a fabriholic) and I would love to quilt everyday. Unfortunately, I have to go to work everyday to earn the dollars to buy all that FANTASTIC fabric. If you have any ideas....please advise. Thanks for sharing!

firefaery said...

Holy cow, that must be so exciting for you! I am so envious of all the people like you that are able to do what they love for a living! Your quilt, and the fabric is so lovely, I think I will have to stalk it on Amazon :)

Sara said...

Wow, congratulations!! What a huge accomplishment! I can't wait to make the projects in the book. Rachel, I want to be like you when I grow up. :-)

free indeed said...

That is pretty incredible; to have your quilt on the cover! Congratulations..what an honor. Like you said many people will judge the book by the cover...they picked a beaut too. Love the quilting in that quilt. Thanks for the sweet tea, I've never had it homemade before.

Deb said...

Congrats on the book, that's quite an accomplishment. I can relate to being a MODAholic, I love everything Moda, in fact I very rarely buy anything else, and just love the pre-cuts.

Strlady said...

You go Cover Girl!! I love that quilt! I had been commenting about the Progressive dinner and how much I loved the cover quilt on the book. Lo and behold it was yours!! So happy for you!

piece peace said...

Easy, breezy, beautiful, CoverGirl. That has to feel good (and well deserved). As a transplanted yankee living in NC, I was informed that when someone told me "Y'all come back now"...it really meant "thank goodness you are finally leaving." I'll take some of that sweet tea now, please Ma'am.

deserae said...

Wow! That is so awesome that you made the cover! Congratulations! I always love all your bakeshop recipes!

Danielle said...

Wow! Covergirl, impressive! Congrats on being published, the book looks fantastic!

Martha said...

Love your quilt and the fabric is beautiful! Congratulations!!

Aunti Nicole's Corner said...

Hey Covergirl! Congratulations! I am so looking forward to getting my hands on this book. Beautiful quilt on he cover. Sweet Tea for me too please!

d said...

I'm just getting into quilting, and this is a terrific way to start! Thanks so much to everyone for your generosity!

Martina said...

This is fabulous! Your quilt on the cover and it looks really "mouthwatering"! I love stars and these fabrics! Thanks so much for dinner and the give away!
Be blessed

Alicia said...

congrats on being published and making it on the cover! your quilt is beautiful, can't wait to make it!

Grams said...

Congratulations for making the front cover of the book. Looks like it's full of some awesome moda recipes. Can't wait to see the whole thing.

vail in TN

Angie said...

Rachel, I just have to say that I love your blog! You make me laugh and giggle at myself! Congrats on being a covergirl, and so soon after having the baby! You go girl! BTW..I love some southern sweet tea!

Scrapcat in Ferndale, MI said...

My name is Elisa, and I'm a Moda-holic too! Being the brave adventuress that I am.... I finally cut into my jelly rolls this weekend. I can do this... with the help of this great support group (and your fab patterns in the Bake Shop)!

Jeanine said...

Wow! Congrats on being on the cover! Your quilt is quite lovely.
Thanks to for the chance to try to win, win, win!

Nichole said...

Congrats on making the cover! Can't wait to see the book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Shelley said...

Congrats to you! I've been dying over the cover quilt - can't wait to get my hands on this book! Thanks so much!

Jan Hatchett said...

Covergirl? Covergirl! I mean, I had no idea and I LOVE the quilt on the front cover.

And to think....I followed her blog before she was a famous COVERGIRL!

Georgia girls ROCK!

Jaylene said...

Congratulations on being on the cover. I love the quilt!

Jan said...

I can only imagine how excited you are. One of the things that is so exciting for me is being introduced to all these new blogs of such creative artists. I love your blog and can't wait to explore it. Congrat's to you. And wishing you lot's more success in your new ventures of a published craftier.

jackson2 said...

Congrats for being published in a book and especially the cover! Love your designs and thanks for the sweat tea, it was delicous!

Tiffany said...

Wow, Rachel! I though that quilt design looked a little familiar. Have we seen it before? Congratulations on being a cover girl!!! You deserve it.

Svanhild said...

Wow, the cover quilt.. No wonder you're hyperventilating.. It looks really good, and will definitely not stop anyone buying the book..
Congrats.

Jessie said...

Congrats on being on the cover! I am very excited for the book! I just recently discovered your blog from a Moda Bake Shop tutorial I worked on and now I'm attempting my first quilt along with you!

Sherry said...

Hi Rachel. Congrats on becoming a covergirl! :) Love your blog and all of your projects. I'm a huge Moda fan too and it's been fun participating in the progressive dinner. Thanks for welcoming me into your home and for the sweet tea.

~felicia~ said...

I cannot wait for this book! I've made a quilt for my mother based to your christmas table topper, and a quilt for my daughter based on your scruffily quilt I used all pinks, my next project was to be the grocery bag holder since the last one I made two years ago is falling apart (that one isn't quilted). I am a fabriholic and can't make things as quickly as I buy the fabric! I'm a stay at home mom of three, origionally from WV currently living in Indiana, and I have an entire room devoted to my "crafting habit" as my hubby calls it, he thinks I have an addiction problem, I don't consider it a problem! Congrats on being on the cover! OMG! I am so happy for you! I hope this is the first of many more to come!! Happy Monday! fgrierson at hotmail dot com

epban said...

Wow, a cover girl! I'm your opposite...Born & raised in Ohio, now living in Georgia!

missavene said...

Wow, the cover!!! I'm so happy for you, I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!! I think you are so great, love your posts and tutorials!
missavene at gmail dot com

Jewel said...

Congratulations for being a cover girl. When I first started quilting again and started blogging you and Julie are the two people I watched most. I love the fact that you are both so young and love to create like you do. I am very happy for you.

Tami said...

Grats on the book and double grats on the cover :) I'm a southern girl too and we LOVE sweet tea at my house. We don't drink much else! My 15 year old son learned to make it this year and he makes the best! Thanks for your adorable blog, I just love it.

SewLindaAnn said...

Congratulations on being published, and the cover! Woo Hoo!! Hyperventilating is to be expected with that much excitement. Here's to many more..

Patti said...

Very cool book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Stephanie Zito said...

Whoohoo Rachel!!! Congrats on being published and a BIG CONGRATS for being a covergirl!!! So well deserved!!!! I can't wait to see your quilt pattern and give it a go! Thanks so much for the chance to win such an incredible prize!

Amy said...

Rachel I am sooooo excited for your quilt to be on the cover!!!! See, I knew you were uber talented but this is just beyond awesome!!!! Congratulations!

Kimmer said...

LOVE the cover quilt! You did an amazing job. If I'm ever in Ohio, can I take you up on some sweet tea and quilty inspiration?
lynchmob4022@sbcglobal.net

Aleta said...

Congrats on the cover!!!

Tacey said...

Your post made me LOL. Congratulations on being on the cover. You totally deserve the honor but it must be thrilling anyway.
I am a follower of you blog and love your work. I especially loved your "siggy" block quilt along although I didn't have a chance to participate.
You're great! Keep doing what you do!

The Whelan Family said...

I cannot wait to see this book! I love pre-cuts. I am new to quilting and the pre-cuts are saving me! cwhelan(at)williamwoods(dot)edu

Karen said...

First, I'd like to say how much I love visiting your blog. I find your creativity contagious. Second, Congratulations on your cover shot! Third, I would really love to win your giveaway but not desperate enough to scream PICK ME Thanks!

Foster Momma said...

I absolutely love your blog-and have been following for awhile now. Congrats on the cover-totally exciting and amazing :)

Sue Bone said...

Well done cover girl. You can't go far wrong with stars in my opinion.

Leanne said...

Congratulations on making the cover! Very exciting stuff. The book looks awesome

Mommarock said...

Really.. you should warn me before I read that.. so I can be sure I am wearing a fresh Depends.. OH MY you are SO funny!! Thank goodness I made it through that.. Whew! Bladder intact. Love reading your blog! I would love to win me some goodies too .. Oooh.. greedy mitts rubbing together.. oooh! Yepp, yepp! ME, pick ME!

mahquilter said...

Being a part of a progressive dinner in itself is an honor but cover well that's the iceing on the cake. Congrats to all of you. Can't wait to get a copy and real every delicious word.

Katie B. said...

Hey, congratulations! I've been admiring the cover model and wondered who designed it. I can't wait to get a copy!!

Mel said...

Love your blog! Congrats on the book, I'm looking forward to seeing it.

Cindy said...

I have to admit that this is my first visit. Congratulations on the cover! I can't wait ti see this book.

Marcia W. said...

Hi from a fellow Southerner - who identifies with sweet tea and your expressions. I've visited your blog for a while and enjoy the tutorials. Congratulations on being published "mrs.cover girl". Of course I want to win the giveaway too yet know there will be thousands of entries. You are sew popular. Thanks Moda!

Lee said...

Hey Cover Girl! Congrats! and thanks for the giveaway too! I cant wait to make your quilt!

Michele said...

Congrats, cover girl! Looking forward to seeing all the quilts in the book.

Maria2 said...

Congrats on being on the cover - it looks beautiful! Wow, what a switch from Georgia to Ohio! I love all your projects on Moda!

Tiffaney said...

WOW! Congrads on being a cover girl it sure beats being the centerfold.

ohiomommy said...

Hi Rachael! I'm new to your blog, but loving it thus far. I'm from Ohio, too :) How you liking our frigid weather? brrr... From what I can see of your quilt on that cover it looks terrific. I would love to make something so nice. I'm new to quilting and haven't made a quilt yet. I've quilted some material and made some bags, but that's about it. Enjoy your success and SmIlE lots... oh and keep some paper bags handy, lol.

Suzette Davies
racingfamily91@columbus.rr.com

gill said...

This looks a great book! I can't wait for it to be released in the UK!

Maria said...

Wow congrats on being a Cover Girl : ) I can't wait to put my hands on this book, this is going to be my Birthday gift as a I am a May baby.

VickiB said...

Congratulations on being the cover girl! I can't wait until the book comes out. In the meantime, I'm still cutting 2 1/2 sections of my postage stamp quilt.....

Rachel said...

You have absolutely no reason to worry! The minute I saw the quilt on the cover I wanted to see more. Just awesome! Congratulations on the book...such an accomplishment! Can't wait to see more!

All8 said...

It's been so great getting to meet all of you lovely new authors. Congratulations.

Michele said...

Congratulations Cover Girl! It's been such a treat to sample this book all over blogland (and in my slippers!)

Hands Sew Full said...

That is SOOOOO exciting!!!! Congratulations! I was admiring the cover quilt earlier in the "dinner party" because I love the swirl stitching! Can't imagine being that smooth with my machine quilting! Thanks for having us to dinner! Keep you paper bag near by...I don't think that over the top feeling is going to go away anytime soon!!

bll1707 said...

Congrats on being in a published book! Recently I just spent a couple hours browsing the moda bakeshop website, drooling over all the projects. Can't wait for the book to come out!

bll1707(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tracey said...

Congrates on being a covergirl! Snuggle Miss Lindsey one more minute longer for me today, please...

RenegadeQuilter said...

Wow the cover - that is awesome - CONGRATS!!!! Right now I am in the middle of trying to get caught up on your Postage Stamp Quilt Along....... Thanks so much for the giveaway & congrats again on being in an amazing book!

Kelly said...

Your quilts are beautiful, no surprise they picked yours for the cover! Moda + your quilts makes me hungry.

Kristin Wilson said...

Hi Rachel!
I've followed you for sometime now and I love your blog!!
Congratulations on being published . . . you deserve it!
Can't wait for your next post and project.
Toodles!

Tiffany said...

Wow! Congrats on making the front cover!!!!!

jednoiglec said...

Congrats on being on the cover! I'm sure this is not last time:)
I'm not good in writing comments, so I invite you to see one thing on my blog: http://jednoiglec.blogspot.com/2011/01/pretty-in-pink.html
(it's my latest ongoing project)

Lorraine said...

Congrats on the honor! I had been trying to figure out who was on the cover. Super Cool! You are truely an inspiration. You prove that quilting isn't for just grannies anymore! Now to wait for the next step on the postage stamp.

Sherry said...

I love sweet tea!

What a cool feeling it must be to be a published author! Enjoy all the limelight. . .it must be fun.

MarjavdN said...

So nice to visit your place. Since the announcement of the progressive dinner I discovered your blog and have been reading some older posts. Congrats for having made it to the cover. The cover os such a wonderful book! You must be so proud! Hugs!

Stine said...

Just moved to the south and I'm learning all about "sweet tea"...they even have it at McDonalds?!?

Christine said...

You're the best "covergirl" I've ever seen!!! What an amazing honor - I hope you never forget the feeling. I'd love to win the book - either way I'll own one!!

Kellie said...

I think you rock, Mrs. Rachel! Your Scruffily Quilt is on my to-do list along with the Pinwheel Sampler.

Congratulations on being published and getting your gorgeous quilt on the front cover! How exciting!

Puddles of Grace said...

Rachel, your middle name is MODA!!! As for the tat... I could totally 'see' you sporting one! LOL
You deserve to be on the cover of this book, because when I think of Moda I think of you and your blog and all the wonderful things you make (and inspire me to create)!!!
Have an awesome week!
Charlene
ps, and thanks for the jar of sweet tea!!

Appleshae said...

I LOVE Moda fabric also!! My very first quilt (which was just last year) was out of the Bliss line and I have loved it all since then!! I have been drooling over Fandango since my neighbor introduced me to quilting (I only made clothes for my baby girl up to that point!!) We are going on a "girls day out trip" to HOTLanta next month and I am planning on racking up some Moda fabric!! My current project is a quilt out of the Boutique line. I say current which means I am still in the "cutting it out" stage!!! Thanks for everthing you do!!appleshae@hotmail.com

Alassel said...

From one displaced Southern girl to another, congrats on your accomplishment! I was wondering whether we'd find out who did the pretty quilt on the cover! :) Thanks for your recipes on the bakeshop, they're lovely!

Sandy said...

Judging by that cover, I want this book!=) Congratulation on your cover, girl!!!

A Seam to Sew said...

Congratulations on being on the cover of the book! I love stars and being from NC, I love sweet tea!!

Sandy said...

Congradulations on the book, Ms Cover Girl! I love your blog and your designs!

Gali said...

and here i thought that Ellen was the cover-girl...
;)

skippingdaisies said...

Thanks for dinner it was fun!! And a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS COVER-GIRL!! I would definitely be grabbing the paper bag too, i mean who does buy/look at books without liking the cover-I'm in love with it. I'm excited that it is one of my favourite bloggers who is on the cover and look forward to the other dinners. Once again congratulations on being a published covergirl :)

Layton Mom said...

I love the Progressive Dinner. I have found several new to me blogs and I love it!

Kathy said...

What an amazing on to be in a book. I absolutely love your tutorials! Thank you!

Marie said...

I may be from NY but I just have to say "Bless Your Heart!" and congratulations! Your family must be SO proud of you and you should be proud of you too:-D Love the quilt on the cover!

Chelley said...

Congratulations and thanks for the giveaway!

Lindsey F. said...

I am enjoying all the stops on this progressive dinner!

Cristina said...

Congratulations from Portugal to you.
I've been following you for awhile and love your work.

Andrea said...

congratulations on being on the front cover!! the quilt looks absolutely amazing

Marilyn said...

Congratulations Cover Girl! Your Bakeshop projects are SA-WEEE-T! I have a huge sweet tooth for Moda fabrics and the Bakeshop projects are great way to satisfy my fabric 'cravings'! Thanks for the chance to win!

deborah said...

I love love love the quilt on the cover, and love it even more knowing that you made it! Moda = yummy

earth visitor said...

wow - I can see why you are the cover - YUMMY and what yummy fabrics to work with. now to the pick me, I really want a chance to make these yummy quilts too : )

Amy said...

I am so grateful for your quilting inspiration. I am working on a postage stamp quilt with my daughter and we are loving it. Thanks to you and other quilt bloggers who share your talents and inspire us. Congrats on the book. Another lovely quilt!!

KatieQ said...

Congratulations! I think it's wonderful and well deserved to have your quilt on the cover. I always look forward to hearing about what you're up to by your blog updates in my email. For an old lady like me, this is like having one of your children do well without the labor pains and years of aggravation.

suzi said...

wow! what an honor to be on the cover! isn't that every girls' dream! congratulations to you! can't wait to see the book and all the great things inside!

Alfa said...

it ´s abeatiful quilt the one in the book, i really want to have itand why not?, congratulations!

sarah said...

Congrats on being a COVER GIRL!! How exciting! I had been wondering who made that quilt. I can't wait to have this book in my hands! I love your scruffily quilt tutorial and your christmas table topper-adoreable. Loved that post too. I'm now craving some good ole Oklahoma sweet tea!
Congrats again!

Jackie said...

There is nothing more welcoming than *real* sweet tea served in a mason jar! When I saw the photo, I smiled. I had a friend from Chicago who was stunned that we served sweet tea in the winter. Really? Everyone doesn't drink sweet tea year round?

Congratulations on being a cover girl! What a tremendous honor.

Learn How To Make Quilts said...

Congratulations on being published! I'm so looking forward to this book and the awesome fabric giveaway!!

Bree Scott said...

What a stunning quilt! I got fandango for my birthday and really wanted to make a quilt for myself (for once) but had no inspiration, you just gave it to me! Thanks Mrs Covergirl! Love your work
brienne_scott@yahoo.com

VickiT said...

Rachel ~ How exciting for you!! Congratulations on being a covergirl. I wondered whose quilt that was on the front. I had guessed one of three and you were one of those three. It's just beautiful and OMG I LOVE Kate Spain!! Everytime she shows new fabrics I just drool. Is it bad I'm already looking forward to next Christmas for her fabrics? LOL

Cannot wait for this book to be released. It's going to be a great book to own....even better would be to win. Crossing my fingers.

vburr at charter dot net

Shelley said...

Your post is cracking me up! Congrats on the book and being a cover girl!

karenfae said...

Congratulations for being on the cover!! that would be a dream come true for a lot of people. I have so enjoyed this dinner and all the spots along the way.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

It's very exciting that your quilt is on the cover!!!! BTW, I loved your last post with pictures of your adorable baby. I would LOVE to win the book - and the fabric. Oh, and I love sweet tea. I'll stop by for some next time I'm in Ohio - Hee Hee! We live in Texas, so don't know when that will be, but since we have a camper, we tend to travel quite a bit. See you soon!

syocom said...

Your quilt on the cover looks amazing, I'm waiting to order mine if by some chance I win (haha). But I love the quilt on the cover you did a really good job.

Wendy said...

Sweet tea in a mason jar - you're my kind of gal! I'll be over for dinner anytime!

Beth said...

Congratulations on the book & being on the cover! I read your blog daily & love it. I can't wait to see the book & be inspired. I too love Moda fabric.

JWZ1978 said...

I'm fairly new to the Moda Bake Shop site, but I'm quickly becoming addicted! Can't wait for the book and congrats on the beautiful quilt cover!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Congratulations, Covergirl!

Your projects are wonderful and I hope you have many more to come:)

Eleanor said...

Yeah, congratulations on being published and especially getting your quilt on the cover.

qltr22 said...

Good morning Rachel :) I, too, am a modaholic. I have often threatened to eat them for dessert...don't judge, I've seen your meat-coveting posts ;). Just wanted to thank you for the southern hospitality and tell your quilt on the cover will definitely make me buy the book!

my happy bluebird said...

I LOVE your quilt! I would LOVE to make a quilt like this. I need a copy of the book and the fabric to do it. Maybe I will win. If so, I will be needing a paper bag too! :-)

Missy said...

congrats on the book! The quilt is gorgeous!

eatmoresmores said...

Congratulations for making the cover! Your house is so cute! I know its filled with adorable quilts too.
stephensons4 at embarqmail dot com

Heather said...

Congrats for being on the cover! It's a beautiful quilt!

missknitta said...

Congratulations on your first cover, I'm sure it won't be the last!

Many thanks for such a great blog and especially for all the wonderful tutorials!

Cherie said...

LOVE that you're the covergirl! And I love that you are able to balance your family with your "obscession" :)

Heidi said...

Since this whole dinner got started I have been eyeing that star on the cover!! Congrats - can't wait to see the book :)

Clyda and John said...

Just from look at your quilt I would buy the book. I am new to the quilting world and have discovered that I have an ADDICTION to fabric... Moda being one of my favorites. So, thanks for helping feed my quilting and fabricholoic tendencies. Congrats on the book, that is so awesome, and I can't wait to finally get to look through the book and drool.

TheaM said...

Hi Rachel - the fresh, clean colors in Kate's FANDANGO line are a joyful inspiration - your designs are fun and wonderful! This is such a great idea for a blog tour - leave it to MODA to come up with a great promotional idea!

Scot and Evie said...

Congrats on being the Covergirl and what a gorgeous baby you have. You had me hyperventilating there for a second!

Janet said...

Ok so first let me just say I am a new quilter and therefore a new blogger stalker! So i guess I just stopped short when reading your bio--you are only 28 and have 4 kids and you are this talented--so whats the secret sniff and huff " Moda" and you never need sleep. I mean I have decided that I can get great vibes from Moda but now I want the secret ingredient that will let me quilt and still do everything else and somehow it has to involve more hours int he day! Keep it coming cover girl!

annmarie said...

Rachel, have I told you lately that I luv yu? Love your style of writing, love your quilts, love when you share stories of your family, love seeing pics of your kids. Love your blog. Thanks for all the effort you put into it. Oh yes, and CONGRATUALTIONS on being a cover girl. Can't wait to see the book.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

On the cover?!! WOW!! I was wondering whose quilt it was since I really do love it and want to make one! Congratulations on being published too!! What an honor! I think I will be pre-ordering the book (if I don't win won during this dinner)!

Sharon said...

Judging by the cover...I'm going to love this book! Congratulations! You're quilt is beautiful.

Fuhriman Family said...

I am so excited for the new book - I love precuts!! Congrats on getting on the cover, that's super exciting

Barb said...

I'm sittin' here with a big silly :D on my face. *brown bag* indeed! woo hoo for yoo hoo!!!! Hope you have a good breeze blowin' thru what with all them visitors sittin' 'round drinkin' sweet tea with they boots off. lol

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