I originally came up with this idea about a year ago. It was right after attending my first QuiltCon. QuiltCon was amazing, so inspirational, came home with a tattoo. And lots of pins. But where to put them? I have a little foam board thing I’ve had forever, but its really only for putting up pictures. I needed something to hang up these awesome pins I came home with! So I created a little sketch of a pendant banner which I thought would work well. Then I thought, why not make it a pattern? I created the base idea of what I wanted and took many notes along the way.
Next thought, put it to Craftsy or to a magazine? Well I believe Craftsy has turned into Etsy in that there is so much goodness out there its near impossible to be found. Let’s try a magazine first and see what happens. And the first magazine I thought of is my favorite, Love Patchwork and Quilting! I emailed first to find the appropriate person to submit designs to, then emailed my design and little bits of inspiration to her. And luck on my side, she loved it! I was given a few resources and some time to work the pattern to their guidelines and ship off my design to them. The experience was amazing and do hope to come up with another contribution for the future!
And here’s my tip for anyone trying to get into a magazine: Take a chance. I knew I wanted to make this no matter if it was accepted or not. So I took some time to develop it and took a chance. My chance here worked! I have had others with not so much luck. But I will keep trying to get my work out there. It’s amazing to see yourself in print.