This morning I got up and did the happy dance.

For me this looks like jumping up and down while doing the twist. I am not normally much of a morning person, especially before coffee, but I was celebrating the fact that today is the official publication day for Inspired by Tradition: 50 Appliqué Blocks in 5 Sizes!


Here’s the Table of Contents, beautifully presented by That Patchwork Place‘s book designer.


Here are a few more blocks.

Six blocks from Inspired by Tradition

Six blocks from Inspired by Tradition

Some more very cool news: Pat Sloan has invited me to be a guest on her Creative Talk Radio show on March 21! That should be so fun, as Pat is a relaxed, outgoing person and totally easy to talk to. There will be giveaway goodness associated with this event, so be sure to mark your calendars.

The next day, I’m kicking off Book-A-Round 2, a 10-day tour visiting other quilting bloggers. Each one will feature something a little different about Inspired by Tradition. More giveaway goodness, as a copy of the book will be offered in a drawing at each stop of the tour. Mark your calendars for March 22-31, and stay tuned for more information.


I’ve got the new book up on my website now. Many of you have been following this story of another book for over a year now. In celebration of this long-awaited day, and to say thanks, I’d like to offer blog readers a coupon for $2.00 off orders from my website. Use coupon code BLOG2 during checkout. Coupon expires March 31, 2011.

Still got happy feet,
By Kay Mackenzie