Things to Come at Chelsea Manor

Chelsea Manor was inspired by my love of embroidery. You didn’t know I had a love of embroidery? Well if you look back over the Bunny Hill block of the months you’re sure to find a touch of embroidery on every quilt. It’s been a part of my life for many years and part of the handwork that I love.

The idea for Chelsea Manor was born when I decided to do a redwork version of “Rabbits Prefer Chocolate”, called “Rabbits Prefer Embroidery”. I reduced my drawings, made changes, added new ones and as I saw the little blocks come to life I knew I wanted my own redwork fabric! I approached my fabric company, Henry Glass Fabrics, and they said yes!

I don’t know how much you can see from the little swatches above, so here’s a closeup of the main print. I own a vintage calligraphy book from the mid 1800’s and the rabbits are filled with the alphabet from this book! Pretty fancy rabbits don’t you think? There’s a brown version too! And of course little prints and stripes to co-ordinate!

If you’d like to try my redwork bunny quilt, the pattern will be released as soon as the fabric is ready. Here’s a little preview of what to expect. I’ll keep you posted as I have lots of other redwork projects coming to go with this fabric line! There’s even a suprise free pattern that will be up on my web site early next year. I think you’ll love it!

If your local quilt shop is coming to market they can order Chelsea Manor now. If not please ask them to check with their local Henry Glass representative after market is over. 2009 is looking like it might be a very fun year!

Chelsea is a very happy little dog right about now. I just told her the name of my new fabric line. Hope she doesn’t get a big head!

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  • Barbara - I love it!!!! Can’t wait for Chelseae Manor to be available. Have a great time at Market.
    Hugs, BarbReplyCancel

  • Lynn S - Anne,
    The new fabric line is wonderful! I love rabbits and love redwork!
    I will surely keep my eyes opened for when this line is released! So fun!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - Anne, the fabric line looks wonderful and Chelsea should be humbled that you love her so much to name your fabric after her. I love the pattern! The stitcheries are terrific!ReplyCancel

  • Pat - Hi Anne, I love your new pattern and fabric line. Can’t wait for them to be available. I am so into embroidery right now. I just can’t get enough!ReplyCancel

  • Simply This and That - Anne it looks wonderful! I love the one with the rabbit in the medallion. So very cute! ooxx`jodReplyCancel

  • Sherri - Oh, I can already tell I’m going to need this fabric and pattern!ReplyCancel

  • JudyL - How cute! You may make a red worker out of me!ReplyCancel

  • Mar - too cute Anne! You’ve done it again, I love the pattern and the fabric!ReplyCancel

  • Miss Jean - Oh, Anne! Just when I think I don’t need one more pattern or one more pieceo of fabric! I can’t wait till Chelsea Manor comes out. I have lots of friends who LOVE redwork.

    Have a safe and fun time in Houston!ReplyCancel

  • Alice I. - Anne,

    I’ve only been reading your blog for a short while now but truly enjoy it. Your new redwork bunny pattern is wonderful. My favorite is the bunny pulling the flower cart. So cute. I will have to order the pattern as soon as it is available. Great job! The fabric is lovely too!

    Alice I.
    MarylandReplyCancel

  • Catherine - Oh, how exciting!! Love the fabric and absolutely adore the pattern!! I can’t wait to get my hands on the pattern and some of the fabric! I love redwork.ReplyCancel

  • julia - Anne – I knew it, 'Chelsea Manor' is stunningly beautiful. I love the bunny prints & the redwork…and the quilt pattern is definitely a must-have and already on my list.
    Wow, you've outdone yourself again. Congrats – it will be a huge success!
    Thanks for sharing with us already…;o)
    Hugs, JuliaReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - Fabulous! I clicked on the photos and they enlarged so you can see the details better. Well Chelsea must be feeling very special right now.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens - How delightful Anne!!! You are going to have so much fun at market presenting your new line…. I will be watching for it, now off to finish quilting a few ufo’s so I can make room for Chelsea’s namesake line in 2009.ReplyCancel

  • Denise S. - Hi Anne, Your new fabric line is lovely and I cannot wait for the Rabbits Prefer Embroidery pattern.
    DeniseReplyCancel

  • PamKittyMorning - Really cute Anne!ReplyCancel

  • mascanlon - I am dizzy with excitement and can’t wait for the fabric and pattern. Wonder if someone will kit it all up for us!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie P. - I love it all. I will be watching for it all.ReplyCancel

  • yellowfarmhouse - OH MY GOODNESS your new fabric line looks yummy and I’m a big lover of embroidery as well – I just love handwork in general. I’m hoping that redwork pattern is available really soon – it’s adorable :)

    Hugs – karenReplyCancel

  • Lillian - Love the fabric and the pattern. Very cute :)ReplyCancel

  • CJ - SWEET new fabrics! I love the colors too. :DReplyCancel

  • eamylove - Oh, goodie – I love to embroider, too! I clicked on the photos to see them better, and they are sooooo sweet!!!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene - Oh my goodness, how ironic is this. Last year I embroidered a couple of the Rabbits Prefer Chocolate bunnies and if I remember correctly I reduced the patterns. They are adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Rachael Rabbit - I LOVE THE BUNNIES prefer embroidery – just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • brigette - you’re just brilliant anne!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Library Gal Quilts - Was just visiting Henry Glass blog and ran across the new fabrics. OMG. I am so going to buy bolts of your new fabric! Well, maybe yards…but it is super gorgeous and I cannot wait!! xoxo Pam in ChicoReplyCancel