Start of Something New

Post update:  Everyone is asking about Chelsea’s big weigh-in.  She gained 2 ounces, hubby got the lecture, and Chelsea was all happy because she got attention from everyone at the vet.  She was supposed to have lost 4 ounces.  I would have settled for her staying the same!  I’m taking her Valentine dog treats back to the store.

Ok, now onto the post…

I love this part of designing;  fresh fabrics on the work table and the start of some new!  I’ve sketched out my new quilt on graph paper, the drawings are in the works, and now I get to play…

…play with this wonderful fabric from Moda!  “Fresh Cottons” & “Martinique”,  the combination is intriguing!  I love these two fabric lines and how they work together.   Now comes the hard part of choosing the fabrics to use.  (These fabrics aren’t in the stores yet, so you’ll have to wait a bit.)

Everything comes off the design table so I’m working on a white background.   I eliminate the fabrics that don’t work with my design, and I’m left with a box full of possibilities.  I pull fabric after fabric for just the right applique combination.  I love these fabrics together, don’t you?

You’ll be seeing them soon in a new pattern!  I make such mess when I’m working and fabric ends up everywhere.  But at the end of each day the fabrics are folded, put back the box and I start fresh the next day.  This is so much fun!

Before I get back to work, a round of  applause for Barb and Mary over at Me and My Sister Designs!  It’s finally happened!  They have a blog!

See? Even they can’t believe it!  You can find it here at Me and My Sister Designs  Be sure to leave a comment and scroll down and read the pants and bathroom post.  Too funny!  Stop by often and let them know you did!

Back soon,



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  • amber - Sounds fun and looks beautiful. Can’t wait to see what you come up with! I’m sure it will be beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara - Anne you are the best!!!
    I have already had two visitors from you!!!

    Where in the world did you get that picture!!!
    I almost fell out of my chair laughing!!!!

    We can use all the help we can get.

    I have spent the day trying to squeeze Bella in to her Valentines Day outfit.Will Chelsea be wearing something special too??? Maybe we can get Laurie over at Minnick and Simpson to get Gibby dressed up too.


  • cheryl in kansas - how did the weigh in go????ReplyCancel

  • jaybird - i love Martinique.. so i look forward to seeing what you are making!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Getting to play with all that lovely fabric-you are a lucky woman. It looks like a lot of fun. And, we are all looking forward to the latest pattern.ReplyCancel

  • kathy in NC - yummy fabrics ! You are So lucky.
    you have a lovely studio to work in & new Gorgeous Fabrics.
    what a life.
    happy valentines day.ReplyCancel

  • Doris Jablonski - Anne, Wonderful fabrics, etc., what fun, but
    cherish the time with your ten year old granddaughter. That’s what important.
    My Chelsea,one of seven granddaughters, is
    precious like your Chelsea. She is now a junior in
    college and we are still good buddies.
    We still enjoy each other’s company and she tells
    me she wants to be like me when she grows up. I
    think she means when she gets old since I am almost 74. I helped her with her first quilt
    when she was ten. It was a watercolor and she won a ribbon on it. Might have been because she was
    the only entry in the children’s category.
    Another quilt addict? Maybe.
    Doris from TexasReplyCancel

  • Tracey - Anne, those are beautiful fabrics! I love your new blog and read it often. Thanks for pointing us to the Me and My Sister Designs’ Website. It’s a hoot. Thanks for offering the fabric!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey - Sorry, didn’t mean you offering fabric. ;-) Just wanted to tell you what a great website you have.ReplyCancel