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Kindred Spirits has shipped

Moda started shipping Kindred Spirits last Friday!  You’ll be able to find it in quilt shops by next week.  When Moda says shipping in August they really mean it.  UPS trucks are carrying United Notion boxes all over the country filled with Kindred Spirit fabric.  Hey UPS guys, the heavier the box, the more Kindred Spirit fabric inside…it’s a good thing!  Stack up those boxes on your dolly and roll them right in.

Kindred Spirits Fabrics

As soon as I heard Kindred Spirits had shipped, I started tracking the boxes coming to Bunny Hill.  I can’t believe it!  I leave for Wisconsin on Wednesday for a week of sewing fun with friends, and UPS delivers my fabric on Thursday.  I’ll actually miss the excitement!  I’ll have to leave the fun of opening those boxes and organizing the fabric to my assistant Sue, and my husband Ross.   Don’t worry, they are very good at it and we’ll be shipping your pre-orders very soon.

Have a great week everyone! Make time for some sewing.

Hugs,

Anne

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August 23, 2015 - 8:54 am

DeAnna Dodson - Oh, that’s too sweet! I love the dots. Love them!

Every quilt should have polka dots.

Just sayin’.

August 23, 2015 - 9:56 am

Janine - what a beautiful fabric. Sooo my colours.

August 23, 2015 - 10:14 am

Hildy - Have fun sewing with your friends! But it’s really not nice that your fabrics will arrive while you’re out of town. Especially if the farbics are that beautiful:-)

August 23, 2015 - 12:13 pm

sunny - Oh my! I think I’m in love. What beautiful fabrics! I hope you can sleep at night while you’re away knowing what’s waiting for you at home!!

August 23, 2015 - 12:39 pm

Susan - I can’t wait to buy this fabric…….I LOVE it!! :)

August 23, 2015 - 1:12 pm

Carol - Oh I think I LOVE this latest line…polka dots..stripes…delicate floral..all in gorgeous colors!!

August 23, 2015 - 2:42 pm

RuthB - Another gorgeous line of fabrics Anne! You are amazing!! Have fun sewing in Wisconsin!!

August 23, 2015 - 6:03 pm

Christine M - Those fabrics are just beautiful. I’ll be looking out for them.

August 23, 2015 - 9:10 pm

Peggy M. - So very pretty! Great colors and prints!

August 23, 2015 - 10:18 pm

Colleen - Oh no you are going away again the puppy dog is going to miss you so much. To bad that beautiful fabric means nothing to the dogs .
Have a ball with your friends and be glad the fabric didn’t come just as you were leaving or right before leaving so you couldn’t see and feel it up close.
Colleen

August 23, 2015 - 10:28 pm

Beth - I love this fabric and can’t wait to see those beautiful bolts! The colors are yummy!

August 24, 2015 - 2:44 am

Susan - I’d probably delay my trip if I were you! I don’t think I could miss those dreamy pinks! LOVE them!

August 24, 2015 - 6:45 am

Carrie P. - It is just lovely.

August 24, 2015 - 8:10 am

Karen in Breezy Point - Oh so pretty! Maybe you should postpone your travels–lol!!

August 25, 2015 - 4:05 pm

Barb - Oh have fun with your sewing friends – that is always such a great thing to do. And so much excitement to come home to – don’t you love it when the UPS guy shows up?

This fabric is gorgeous – I think we are all in love with it!!

August 26, 2015 - 9:17 pm

Ann P - Love it. Where are you going to be in wisconsin? That is my home state. Hope you enjoy it.

August 29, 2015 - 6:33 am

mimi'sdarlins - Hi Anne,
I’m so behind in reading my favorite blogs and have a hundred emails highlighted so I won’t forget them. I almost missed this post! I’m up to my ears in grandbabies (happily), gardens, quilts and all the other stuff that consumes a day.
This line is SO darling, I truly can’t wait to get some! I may have mentioned this before, but I had a favorite summer outfit of shorts, pedal pushers and blouse in these colors and you’ve recreated this vintage look perfectly.

Snapshots Quilt Along

Here’s my version of block number eight of the Fat Quarter Shop’s Snapshots Quilt.   I think this is my favorite block in the whole quilt.  Of course I say that with each block!   You can find the pattern on the Jolly Jabber blog along with Kimberly’s s video on how to make this block.

Bike

4 more snapshot blocks

Oh wait a minute, I think maybe the apron is my favorite block…or maybe the tea kettle!

Blocks 1 - 4

Are you making this quilt?   What’s your favorite block so far?  Only four more blocks to go and the cat is up next.  Here kitty, kitty!

Anne

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August 16, 2015 - 6:11 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Oh, cute!

And the cat! Of course I’m looking forward to that one. :D

August 16, 2015 - 7:18 pm

Susan - I’m loving your fabric choices! So bright and happy!

August 16, 2015 - 7:29 pm

susan - What fabrics are you using I love your choices they look Retro if I had to guess I would say American Jane?

August 16, 2015 - 7:38 pm

Karen in Breezy Point - i’m not making the quilt, but your adorable blocks are sure tempting me to join in!

August 17, 2015 - 12:04 am

Hildy - Love your bike and the fabrics you’ve choosen for it! My favorite is the cat, of course, can’t wait for it next month. But first I need to make my air ballon (I’m behind) and then the bike. I’ve already pulled the fabrics but after seeing yours I might change a few:-)

August 17, 2015 - 5:41 am

Barb - Isn’t every block just too cute? I’m kinda partial to the dog!

August 17, 2015 - 7:40 am

mimi'sdarlins - I love all the blocks in this quilt, but this one is my favorite. I also love your fabric choices throughout your quilt (I’m such a fan of 30s prints), especially these darling whimsical wheels :)

August 17, 2015 - 8:28 am

sunny - Oh my, I think each block is cuter than the last! I think I’ll make a cushion from this block for my bike-riding-sister!

August 17, 2015 - 4:02 pm

Carole Crane - How about ice cream and cake!!!

Snow Happy Hearts for August

Snow Happy Hearts 4

Snow Happy Hearts August

August is a month that’s hard to define.   It’s in-between holidays and still controlled by heat waves here in the US.  It’s the month I hope hurries by.  So what’s a snowman to do during the month of August?  Mine is going to the beach!  It’s time for some play this month and he’s ready.

If you’ve been thinking about pre-ordering a Merci la Vie quilt kit, now is the time to do it.  Moda gets the award for beautiful kits and the Merci la Vie kit is no exception!  These will be arriving soon from Moda!  They are gorgeous!

Merci la Vie Quilt Kit

I’ll be talking more about this quilt during the month of August.  It’s been hand appliqued by some very special women, and I’m going to donate it to the American Cancer Society.

Enjoy you’re day!

Anne

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August 5, 2015 - 7:11 am

mimi'sdarlins - Once again, you’ve created such a darling snowman….I wonder what his secret is that keeps him from melting on the beach :) I’m saving all these patterns and think I’ll make a sweet quilt for a special grandbaby…oh wait, then I’ll certainly need to make more than one!

August 5, 2015 - 7:23 am

Sandy M - I could not agree more on your assessment of the Moda Kits.
No one does kits like Moda. The only problem is that you will probably never see the kit made into a quilt, because the packaging is so gorgeous you don’t want to open it!!

August 5, 2015 - 7:26 am

Barb R. - Snow Happy Hearts August is so cute (I know, I say that every month!!) – that little pail & sand shovel are so perfect for the beach and I love how a snowman can keep “cool” at the beach, too!!

Merci La Vie is gorgeous – you are so generous to donate this quilt ( but your generosity is no surprise to us!). You are truly such an inspiration!!

August 5, 2015 - 7:45 am

Hildy - Love this little snowman and love the beach! But I hope he’s not melting in the august sun (I’m almost melting … good I’m not a snowman;-)

August 5, 2015 - 8:36 am

Christine B. - Thank you for another lovely pattern Anne! Looking forward to getting started…. have a couple of other projects to finish off first though! :) x

August 5, 2015 - 9:25 am

sunny - Ah yes, a snowman making sandcastles on the beach. What could be more perfect for August. Thanks for the cute design…..

August 5, 2015 - 10:21 am

LindaSonia - Hmmm…. I can’t get the snowman to print…. anyone else having the same problem??

August 5, 2015 - 11:32 am

DeAnna Julie Dodson - Darling snowman. Love the fussy cut bucket. :D

Yes, that’s the problem with kits and precuts. They’re so darn cute, you hate to even open them. ;)

August 5, 2015 - 2:02 pm

Janet Melanson - Thank you so much for another great snow person……I was very fortunate to get a fat quarter bundle of your new Christmas/winter fabric at my LQS here in Kingston, Ontario, Canada :)

August 5, 2015 - 8:49 pm

Joanne Moore - Thank you Anne! this one is so darling. (Aren’t they all)I think I will hot glue some tiny shells to place in the bucket! I love collecting tiny shells and this will make a cute beach house decoration!

August 6, 2015 - 1:06 am

Susan - Thanks for the snowman! Love the sand pail and shovel!! Perfect for August–we just got back from the beach and have one more quick trip planned in a couple of weeks!

August 6, 2015 - 6:26 am

Karen in Breezy Point - It looks like the kit comes in a beautiful box–how fun! Love the beachy snowman–sand buckets are so cute!

August 6, 2015 - 9:05 am

Jackie - Thank you for the pattern!

Snap Shots Update

Most of the children in our area went back to school on Tuesday.    I don’t know what happened to 3 months off during the summer and back to school in September, but here they started school on the hottest day we’ve had so far (106).  No wonder it seems like time is flying by.

I’ve finally had a little time to catch up on the Fat Quarter Shop Snap Shots quilt blocks!  These blocks are really fun to make and if you haven’t started yet, you can still get the pattern on the Jolly Jabber blog.  I’m using assorted fat quarters from American Jane’s “Fresh Air” fabric line.  I’ve mixed in some solid Moda Bella’s for contrast, and so far I love how it’s looking.  Fresh Air Fat Quarters

Are you ready for my Snap Shots blocks?

Blocks 1 - 4

Kindred Kitchen

Kindred Kitchen

 

Triple Scoop

Triple Scoop

 

Up Up Away

Up Up Away

I’ve got to find some better “puppy” eyes.  I thought about embroidering his eyes, but maybe I’ll find the perfect black buttons.  I’ll wait and decide when all the blocks are done.  In just a few weeks it will be time for Fat Quarter Shop to release that darling bicycle block!  I think it’s my favorite block in the quilt.

Snapshots

Thank you Fat Quarter Shop for designing a darling quilt for a wonderful cause!

Anne

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July 29, 2015 - 8:19 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Darling as always! What cute fabrics.

We always had off from Memorial Day to Labor Day. I guess that’s not the case anymore. I don’t know how parents keep up with it.

July 29, 2015 - 8:34 pm

Carmen - Darling blocks and wonderful color choice!

July 29, 2015 - 8:40 pm

Mary Salmon - Anne!
So cute!! How is it everything you make is so cute? I am still struggling with value & color. I’m taking an all-day class in Houston that should help!
Love,
Mary

July 29, 2015 - 11:55 pm

Hildy - Love your blocks your air balloon looks great! I still need to make mine it’s top on my list. Here in Bavaria vacations start(!) this friday and will last about 6 weeks. Mid september it starts again. I’m used to this rhythm would be hard for me if something would change.

July 30, 2015 - 4:56 am

Susan - So cute – love the colors/fabrics!

July 30, 2015 - 5:10 am

Karen - where do you live that the children go back to school so early in the summer. Here in Arkansas they go the middle of August but I have heard the kids in Kentucky go back by August 5th or so.

July 30, 2015 - 5:40 am

Barb R. - 106?!?!? oh my, you are killing me – too hot for me!

However, that Snap Shots quilt is just adorable – I’m quite partial to the dog block. I haven’t started it yet, but I’m saving all the patterns to make it sometime – thanks for sharing your blocks – they are wonderful!!

July 30, 2015 - 7:41 am

mimi'sdarlins - Love your blocks! A departure from your usual style, but so adorable. I’ve always loved 30s prints, and these blocks are perfect for those. I’m waiting for that bicycle block too….this quilt has only gotten as far as my wish list, but it’s fun watching you make yours :)

July 30, 2015 - 10:07 am

s - Such cute blocks. And I love your fabric choices!

July 30, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Kathy - Love your blocks and fabrics! I used black wool circles for the eyes on my puppy and that worked well. I just fused, but will also blanket stitch down.

July 30, 2015 - 5:56 pm

RuthB - Love your blocks Anne and the fabrics are sweet. Love the vintage look! I’m sure you will find the perfect puppy eyes!

July 30, 2015 - 8:23 pm

Beth - I love these. I may have to copy you. I have a nice stack of Fresh Air Fat Quarters already and no project assigned to them! Thanks for the inspiration ☺

July 31, 2015 - 1:43 am

Susan - Love these 30s fabrics you are using—-so cute!

July 31, 2015 - 9:40 am

Karen in Breezy Point - Your blocks are so sweet in those prints! That bicycle block looks like it’s going to be pretty challenging, but I can’t wait to see it done in 30″s fabrics.

August 10, 2015 - 6:07 am

Terri Mc - Love the fabrics you are using in the Snap Shots quilt! Especially love the apron!