Busy Day Packing Sewing Patterns and Books

Today I officially launched the Mally the Maker book and the Ms. Bunny Sewing Pattern! It was a very busy day signing books and packing orders with Josh and James. Yep, James was out of school today for teacher conferences. I think the teachers like to schedule a day off after Halloween so they don’t have to deal with tired, sugar fueled kids!Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt

Last night I was putting the finishing touches on the Ms. Bunny sewing pattern cover. This pattern took a lot more time than I expected, but I’m SO pleased and proud of the end result!

The pattern is 9 pages illustrated with 37 black and white, high contrast images. I originally planned to do diagrams, but I soon found it was impossible to incorporate all the details needed for each stage of the piecing process.

Yet again, I have found my effort in learning photography last year has paid off! Not only could I shoot the pictures myself, I edited and learned how to cut out shapes from a background so they stand out even better. All around, this was a wonderful test of my skills and I learned a few new tricks with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Printing a Sewing Pattern on one BIG Sheet

The Ms. Bunny sewing pattern also comes with full sized pattern templates on a separate page. I’m using PDF Plotting for printing this part of the pattern. This printing service is specifically designed to print sewing patterns on oversized paper. I love that they are located in Virginia which means I only have to wait one day for prints to arrive.

Ms Bunny Doll Sewing Pattern

I know I’m chatting a lot here about Ms. Bunny’s sewing pattern and not much about Mally the Maker. Trust me, I LOVE this book! I’m so pleased with the cover art and illustrations for each chapter. Keep in mind, I¬†finished Mally Book 1 more than a month ago and, as I said, Ms. Bunny’s cover art was still being edited last night.

I definitely want to design more doll patterns, but right now I’m feeling a little itch behind my shoulder blades. What is that? Oh, it’s a new Quilt Along that’s poking at me to get a move on! More details on our project for 2019 coming soon!

Let’s go quilt,

Leah Day

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2 Responses

  1. Congrats on being a published author! That’s one of my dreams…will get to it someday I hope. Good luck with your sales.

    • LeahDay says:

      Thank you Gemini! It’s Nanowrimo month in November – consider giving it a go. Building the habit to write daily really makes it easy. The editing and post production was the tough part for me. Looking forward to starting the next book helped me stick with it!

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