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Snapshots Quilt-Along

If there’s one thing I like to be involved in, it’s something that helps fight cancer.  When The Fat Quarter shop asked me to join the Snapshots Quilt Along benefiting St. Jude’s I said yes, yes, yes!  Moda Fabrics is one of the sponsors so it’s off to a great start!   The blocks in this quilt are precious and make up such a cute, happy quilt.

On the 15th of each month you’ll find a FREE pattern to make this adorable quilt on the Fat Quarter Shop blog.  You’ll also find a link to donate any amount you’d like, to the St. Jude campaign each month.  100% of the donations will go to St. Jude.

Here’s the quilt we’ll be making!

Snapshots Banner

The fabric I’m using is Fresh Air by American Jane.  I love the mix of colors in this fabric and it definitely has that “retro” feel.


Look at these fun fat quarters!


Here’s my first block!  Isn’t it cute?

Block One Snapshots

I’m using Bella 9900 11 for my block background.  It’s the perfect color to go with Sandy’s fabric.  I love this cake block.  Can’t you see it made into a mini quilt that you can use for celebrating birthdays?

Join me and these other quilter’s as we quilt-along together in 2015!

Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms
Bonnie Olaveson of Cotton Way
Pat Sloan of The Voice of Quilting
Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life
Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting
Thelma Childers of Cupcakes N’ Daisies
Pam Viera-McGinnis of Pam Kitty Morning
Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs
Stephanie Kendron of The Modern Sewciety
Natalia Bonner of Piece N Quilt
Greg Jones of Grey Dogwood Studios
Jessie Fincham of Messy Jesse
2015 is going to be a fun year!
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January 15, 2015 - 6:37 am

mimi'sdarlins - This is so sweet and of course such an important cause. I love your fabric choice, American Jane really captures the vintage charm. I hope you’ll share your block with us each month!

January 15, 2015 - 8:22 am

Greg - Your cake block is adorable in American Jane! Love how you lined up the print on the cake stand. And thanks so much for tagging my blog.

January 15, 2015 - 9:33 am

Hildy - Love your block and that you’re using other fabrics then in the kit. And yes, it’s a good cause!

January 15, 2015 - 6:22 pm

KIm S - I love your fabrics <3 I'm trying so hard not to start another project, but this might make me cave in.

January 15, 2015 - 8:57 pm

Joanne Moore - happy New Year Anne!mThis project is adorable. This is such a wonderful opportunity to help fight childhood cancer. For the last 6 months, my 11 year old nephew has been at war with bone cancer. he has been surrounded by the awesome people of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Hospitals like CHLA and St. Jude’s are blessing to all families involved. I am thrilled to take part in this Block of the month. for another easy peasy sewing project, please look into the Beads of Courage program. Little drawstring bags are needed for the kids to carry the beads they earn for all their procedures. it has been a great way to bust my stash. the instructions are on the Beads of Courage site.They will even send you free labels to attach to the front of each bag. Thank you Moda and Fat Quarter shop for helping in this war on childhood cancer. Looking forward to seeing all the photos!

January 17, 2015 - 9:09 am

Barb - Oh what a wonderful quilt for a wonderful cause. I’m always in awe of St. Jude’s and what they do to help these children and their families.

I really don’t need another project at this point, but this is just way too cute and St. Jude’s is just too good a reason to start something new – oh well, what’s one more thing to add to the To Make List?

Your “cake” and fabric choice is wonderful!

Thanks so much!

Snow Happy Hearts Club

Our Snow Happy Hearts Club starts today!  You’ll find Miss January in our newsletter, on our website and right here in this blog.   She’s a sweet little snow angel, the first of 12 “snowmen”.

January Snow Angel, Snow Happy Hearts from Bunny Hill Designs

January Snow Angel, Snow Happy Hearts from Bunny Hill Designs

Snow Happy Hearts January

 I’ve had so much fun using Lisa Bongean’s Primitive Muslin Flannel  for my snowmen and I hope you do too.  It’s on back-order at Moda but you’ll find it on our website around the end of January.  If you can’t wait, you can get it directly from Primitive Gatherings (sku #1040-21).  You’ll need 1/2 yd for all the hearts.  This month’s pattern includes the General Instructions and Materials Needed for all twelve hearts.  My heart fabrics will vary each month but I’ll be using Mistletoe Lane throughout.

This is your chance to get creative and think up ways to use these hearts.  You could applique them to a 10″ or 12″ background square and make a quilt, stitch them into “mini” quilts for gifts, or use them like I have as decorations.  I can’t wait to show you all 12 hearts together!  Post your pictures on Instagram or Facebook using #snowhappyhearts so we can all see what you’ve done.

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you enjoy the snowmen!



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January 5, 2015 - 4:16 am

leratdesfils - Thank you very much for this pattern.
Happy new year to you and your family.

January 5, 2015 - 4:29 am

Patricia C - Love the snowman, thank you!

January 5, 2015 - 4:51 am

Karen Miller - Oh Anne this is adorable! Thank you so much for your generosity! I recently ordered a bunch of Prim Gatherings Muslin Flannels from my local shop and the fabric is yummy! Your Mistletoe Lane fabric is perfect for the hearts. Thank you again.

January 5, 2015 - 5:32 am

Judy Davis - Thanks so much for the Happy Hearts pattern. Love it and look forward to the rest of the year. Have done several of your patterns in the past and want to thank you so much for the free patterns. Happy New Year!

January 5, 2015 - 5:49 am

mimi'sdarlins - Anne, this heart is adorable, and I can’t wait to collect them all. I know my granddaughters will want to work with me on these….thanks so much for the patterns!

January 5, 2015 - 6:08 am

Hildy - This snowman is so cute, thanks for sharing! Don’t know yet if I’ll make the ornaments or a quilt out of them but I’ll sure let you know.

January 5, 2015 - 8:30 am

Deborah Thompson - This is so adorable. Thank you.

January 5, 2015 - 9:49 am

Lorraine Isaac - So very cute, thank you, I make an ornament for the Grandchildren each year

January 5, 2015 - 10:01 am

selina - Thank you for your very generous gift. This sonwman is wonderful. so looking forward to the rest of the group.

January 5, 2015 - 10:34 am

Janet Melanson - Thank you Anne for the great snowman hearts sew along for 2015. Can’t wait to get started. Janet M……a fan from Canada

January 5, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Barb - Oh Anne, the “Snow Happy Hearts” is just so adorable. You are so creative and so talented and, especially, So generous!! Thank you so much for this New Year’s gift. I can’t wait to get started on it.

I also read your earlier post about getting organized. We are having some work done at our house that has required us to have to move a lot of “stuff” and it made me realize that I really, really, really need to Get Organized and do a whole lot of editing and purging! Ugh! It makes me tired just thinking about it – but I gotta do it. The good thing though is how great it is when it’s done. Isn’t it amazing how much “stuff” we can accumulate?

Good luck and best wishes to all of us! And happy New Year to all!

January 5, 2015 - 2:28 pm

Liz Schraeder - thank you for such a cute “heart” I’m looking forward to all of them!

January 5, 2015 - 4:38 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Oh, thank you for the precious new pattern. I’m so looking forward to seeing what you come up with each month.

Oh, and I FINALLY finished my Baltimore Bunnies quilt and took it to the quilter. I can’t wait to see what magic he does with it. LOVE that pattern!

Happy New Year!

January 5, 2015 - 10:20 pm

Anita - Thanks so much for the cute snowman heart! I appreciate the time you take to post this for free :)

January 5, 2015 - 11:26 pm

Gera - Hi Anne,

Thank you for the beautiful snowman! I love him.

Greetings, Gera

January 6, 2015 - 4:53 am

Fernanda - Hello! Thank you for beautiful Project. It is so adorable.
I hope this 2015 the angel of creativity is present in you and let us continue to admire your beautiful creations.Hugs.

January 6, 2015 - 9:16 am

Roberta Klvac - Will enjoy your monthly heart challenge.

January 6, 2015 - 10:52 am

Susie - This is so sweet! Thank you for the free pattern and BoM !

January 7, 2015 - 12:49 am

Hanne - Thank you ever so much for your generosity :-)

January 7, 2015 - 3:28 am

Karen - Thank you. This is delightful!

January 7, 2015 - 7:57 pm

rita - thank you very much for sharing your sweet snowman hearts pattern with all of us. it really is very kind of you! happy new year — stay healthy!

January 8, 2015 - 12:44 pm

Ellen - Thank you for sharing. Hope to begin on this project soon.

January 8, 2015 - 9:03 pm

Linda Brooks - Love the heart theme. Can hardly wait to start! Thanks so much!

January 10, 2015 - 5:39 am

Sue - Looking forward to making these. Might do a small quilt wight the 12 snowmen as well!

January 10, 2015 - 5:32 pm

Delisa Taylor - This will be soooo fun! Can’t wait to get started!

January 12, 2015 - 8:29 am

Pavlic - J’adore, je suis impatiente de commencer.

January 13, 2015 - 1:39 pm

Margaret Gotte - I would like to purchase the pattern for the snow angel. Could you please me how to do it.

January 19, 2015 - 6:46 am

Sheila - I love the little snowman and have made it into a mini quilt for my table stand . Thanks for the sweet pattern .

January 19, 2015 - 10:22 am

sunny - Thank you so much – it’s adorable, as I’m sure the others will be also. Would it be safe to assume that the heart shape will be the same each month? I’ve been organizing my scraps, and would like to go ahead and cut out the hearts before I start chopping up the fabric for other projects. Working on January right now!!

January 20, 2015 - 3:18 pm

Susan Snelling - I have tried several times to print this but it doesn’t work. Could you send the pattern to this email address please.

Thank you


Happy January 3rd!

Organizing in 2015

Just three days into the New Year and I can feel the excitement.  I’ve been reading so many good blog posts on how to get organized,  de-cluttered and make life simpler. My favorite posts have come from The Inspired Room. Melissa breaks everything down into doable things and she makes me want to get started right away.  I have to admit when I walked into our pantry this morning, I turned right around and walked back out.  I’m missing the one thing I need…a scheduled day to pull everything out and start over. And maybe a helper and bag carrier to assist.  It’s so much more fun to do this horrid job with someone else.   :>)

I’ve decided that maybe if I work for an hour or even 1/2 hour each week on organizing, I might get something accomplished.  I do know I have to schedule the time and write it into my planner, or it will never get done.

Do you have any organizing plans you’d like to share?  I’d love to hear them and maybe pick up an idea or two.  I’ll be concentrating on my sewing studio this year and as I think up ideas I’ll share them with you!

 25% off sale starting on Monday!

Don’t you love those sales where everything is 25% off?  We have one starting on January 5th and running for three days.  I’m giving my blog readers advance notice so you can check out our website and decide if there’s anything you need.  I just added a kit that’s perfect for Valentines Day, called Here’s My Heart.  You’ll find it here on my website and on Monday you’ll find it marked down 25%!  No code is needed (we hope).  With our new website we’re able to schedule sales in advance so keep your fingers crossed it works for us!


Here’s My Heart from Bunny Hill Designs

Free Pattern?

So many people email to ask if I have another free block of the month for this year.  No, I just can’t fit it in and do justice to the other things I’m working on.  Instead, I’ve come up with something for you I’m calling the Snow Happy Hearts Club.   I’ve designed 12 heart ornaments, one for each month of the year.  Starting January 5th. you’ll find one pattern a month here on my blog,  website and in my newsletter.  Download the patterns using Adobe Acrobat Reader (it’s free, but I uncheck the box that says download McAfee Security),  I think you’ll find  a lot of uses for these hearts.  I’ll be sharing some ideas with you.

Welcome to 2015 everyone.  I can’t wait to spend 2015 with you!



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January 3, 2015 - 8:51 am

sunny - I’ve been cleaning, purging, and organizing lately, and I feel great! Every little bit helps. Looking forward to your monthly hearts. My most recent project was to sort all my fabric scraps by color, so I’m ready to roll. Happy New Year!

January 3, 2015 - 9:19 am


January 3, 2015 - 10:19 am

Bernie - I’ve given up on the idea of being organized. I’m more a “fly by the seat of my pants” kind of girl, and I have to live with the consequences. I used to aspire to being organized, but now even that notion seems foreign to me. To qoute that famous sailor-man “I yam what I yam”! Having said that, counter clutter drives me crazy….just dont walk into my sewing room!!

January 3, 2015 - 10:40 am

Maga - I’ve learnt the hard way to take everything I do in small chunks. 20 minutes at a time; computer, sewing machine, cleaning, tidying etc. It is amazing what you can get done in 20 minutes! Set your alarm and move on!!!!! Take out one box, tidy it or clean one shelf. Oh; don’t forget to find somebody who will be willing to do the heavy lifting if you come across heavy stuff and your trash is somebody else’s treasure so give away if you can instead of throw away (except those out-of-date cans that seem to breed in the kitchen cupboards – can you tell what I am tackling at the moment??? ;-D)

January 3, 2015 - 11:41 am

Patricia C - The hearts sound great, will be watching for them Thank you

January 3, 2015 - 12:17 pm

Hildy - The monthly heart club sounds great I’m sure it’ll be a lot of fun!

January 3, 2015 - 1:59 pm

Faye - I see you are on Facebook. Go there and type in #31days2getorganized by Peter WAlsh. He is going to start this on January 5. I did it last year and it was wonderful. He requires you to take only 15 minutes a day (or longer if you really get motivated). This might just be what you need.

January 3, 2015 - 3:30 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Aww! Can’t wait to see the heart ornaments!

Happy New Year! :D

January 3, 2015 - 7:57 pm

Anita - Love your new heart pattern! Chalk labels and markers have helped my organization by letting me know what I have stored

January 4, 2015 - 7:20 am

mimi'sdarlins - Decluttering seems to be THE theme for 2015…I’m seeing so much inspiration. Just perusing the blog you’ve shared here offers so many great ideas. Since we just celebrated Christmas yesterday (it’s the first time we could all be together), now I’ll be moving into that decluttering mode as well. Thanks for the link, and thanks also for the Snow Happy Hearts Club….looks like a fun little monthly project. Happy New Year, Anne :)

January 4, 2015 - 9:37 pm

Lorraine Isaac - Sounds like fun, I like small projects to break up a long project, maybe give me a start on next Christmas gifts, lol, Lorraine

January 5, 2015 - 10:28 am

Mary Ann - Thank you for the monthly Hearts and Snowmen! They look so cute and the perfect quicker project for the times we want to go handmade but are out of time! And if you find the organizing trick be sure and let us know…my sewing room is so out of control! And finally, Happy New Year to you and yours!

Rock New Year’s Eve with the Moda Designers!

Share the ModaIf you’re sitting at home today thinking about quilting, then you’re going to love the Instagram event we have going.  The Moda Designer’s are posting their favorite quilt from 2014 on Instagram today.  Here’s the best part…you can join in the fun too!  Hop on over to Instagram and search for the hashtag #myfavoritemoda2014 .  It’s so much fun because more and more quilts are popping up every minute!  It’s a quilter’s dream and a great way to rock New Year’s Eve!

Here’s what to do…
Post your quilt on your instagram, include the hashtags #myfavoritemoda2014 and #modafabrics and the #designer of the fabrics used in your quilt.  You’ll be added to our New Year’s Eve group and we can share quilts!   YEAHHHH!!!  You’ll find a link to all the Moda Designers on Instagram by clicking on the photo above.

Happy New Year Everyone!  Let’s spend it with Moda!




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December 31, 2014 - 5:45 pm

Barb - Oh what fun this is to see all these beautiful quilts. M

Anne, thank you so much for all of your beautiful work – I love them all and wish I could make everything. Best wishes to you and your family (including the furry ones :-)!) for a wonderful, joyous and very Happy New Year!

Peace, Joy & love to you!


January 1, 2015 - 12:18 am

تور ترکیه - Hi, your web page is really wonderful.. it’s pleasant to read
Tnx and Happy New Year!

January 1, 2015 - 8:38 am

mimi'sdarlins - Hi Anne, and a very Happy New Year! What a fun way to start off the year, posting and enjoying everyone’s quilts. I hope you and your family will enjoy peace, prosperity and the best of health in the coming year. Hugs!

January 13, 2015 - 12:22 am

تور کیش - . it’s pleasant to read
Tnx and Happy New Year!