I Led You Astray!

Remember the days before the dog photos?  They days when I was giving you hints about my newest block of the month?   If you guess the theme of the Christmas block of the month I’m working on,  you’ll be entered into a  drawing for a nice prize.  It  might even include some Cath Kidston  treats I picked up in Europe!

I led you astray with the pink featherweight post.  It wasn’t on purpose!  Really!  When I read your comments I had to laugh.   Someone started talking about a pink Christmas and the next thing I knew you were all going down that path!  ( Can’t imagine why you think I’d put pink in one of my quilts!)  Well I’m here to give you another clue.  There will be some pink in this quilt but it’s smaller than a 5″ x 5” square!

Clues for the week (each week I’ll add another clue):

1.  Christmas with some pieced blocks

2.  A little bit of snow.  White snow NOT pink snow.

3.  A tiny bit of pink in the quilt, 5″ x 5″ or smaller.  (First I said 2″ x 2″, but it’s really 5″ x 5″)

4.  The fabric I’m using is” Le Petie Ecole” from Kaari, the French General!  Just look at this fabric and fall in love!  It’s perfect for my quilt, but be careful! Don’t get led down the wrong path again!


I’ve combined “La Petite Ecole” with a  Bella bundle  of neutrals from Moda.  These are perfect for backgrounds and  the “other” things you might find in the quilt like that little bit of snow!

Just look at how they go with Kaari’s fabric!  Bella on the right, and French General on the left.

 I’ve printed out two comments for the drawing, but  I had to really stretch just to get those.   Put your thinking caps on and come up with a Christmas theme!  I’ll make it worth your while if you win, but you can’t even enter if you don’t guess the theme!

And finally for a Bitsy and hubby update:

Bitsy is feeling good.  She loves her morning walk.  First I push her in the stroller, then she gets out and walks several blocks with Chelsea. When we get home she stands in the front yard and won’t come in unless I carry her.  That dog would stand outside till winter comes, she’s that stubborn.  I raised two boys but I throw my hands up with my old dog.  So I carry her in the house and put her down on her bed.  She loves it.

Hubby lost his fingernail on his thumb and he still can’t move it very well.  He needs to go back to the Dr. just to get it checked.  If he doesn’t make an appointment soon, I’m going to give all of you his email so you can “nag” him too. Why is it that when a wife gives advice to a husband it’s called “nagging”?

Back soon!


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  • Mary on Lake Pulaski - Is it going to be “A Christmas Carol” theme?ReplyCancel

  • SewLindaAnn - Looking at those fabrics makes me think of an old village type Christmas scene.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Legros - how about Christmas in Provence? or Paris? or London? or …, a well known location you would have seen in your trip to Europe?
    hey, what about snow on that great little pink motor scooter?
    take care, LeslieReplyCancel

  • Debbie St. Germain - I am totally lost, lol.
    All I can think of is a French Country Christmas?

    Men never listen and if my husband even dares to call me a nag, I will smack him upside the head;) LOL


  • Kari - LOL! I’m a nag too. Glad Bitsy is feeling better.

    What would use a little bit of pink? Noses and tongues of our furry friends? Christmas kittens?ReplyCancel

  • Stefanie - Hi Anne!

    I am swooning over that fabric!

    Bitsy sure does have some spunk in her. Tell hubby that “nag” is what we do because we love them (or don’t have anything better to do)!


  • SewLindaAnn - Seeing those letters on the fabric and the color of the line is nagging at me to be an old fashioned or old timey children’s book Christmas theme or vintage toys and toy box – something in that theme. I think was going for old fashioned village because I kept thinking about your town quilt.ReplyCancel

  • Tina Dillon - Hi Anne,
    How about a Nutcracker Christmas theme quilt ?ReplyCancel

  • Marcia W. - Christmas in Paris BOM – the theme is Christmas. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) comReplyCancel

  • annie - You are just the cutest and the sweetest. How come I feel like you are an old friend, even though just a cyber one. Love to Bitsy and the stubborn husband. Don’t all husbands come in that same mold (G)!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Deb - Hi Anne, I am thinking of something like “All Come Home for Christmas” and maybe toasting marshmallows (pink) over a fire as one of the blocks and all the different things families do at Christmas when they get together. Just a thought anyway.
    hugs DebReplyCancel

  • annette - I noticed the letters and wondered if its a Christmas ABC’s. Hmmm…I will keep thinking. This is a challenging one!ReplyCancel

  • Vivian - I’m thinking Santa’s village.ReplyCancel

  • SheilaC - I am thinking Christmas sweets…. and the little bit of pink can be the icing on a cookie!


  • Nancy Brooks - Anne…I think your new quilt pattern will feature sweet baby lambs with little pink noses…Can’t wait to see it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Stroud - I’m guessing the Twelve Days of Christmas. Perhaps the pink square will be used as an applique for faces? Whatever the theme, it will be fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy D. - Christmas alphabet. S is for snow!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky - Well, I guess the flying pink angel pigs are out!

    In commemoration of your recent trip, I’ll combine the fabric names for a Bella Joyeux Noel theme! Christmas around the world, Bunnyhill style…. but those pink pigs woulda been cute, too! :)ReplyCancel

  • Diane - That fabric is stunning — whatever the theme is, I’ll be making that quilt! My guess is old fashioned Christmas ornaments.ReplyCancel

  • Marcia - I’m tempted to guess christmas critters but I’m having a hard time picturing that with the colors. The colors, glorious as they are, feel vintage to me. Something still tells me there are critters of some sort involved.

    Ah our critters. I do more for my puppies than I ever would for my kids.ReplyCancel

  • Laura - I am thinking maybe “A Visit From Saint Nick”? Or as it is more commonly known, “The Night Before Christmas”. That little bit of pink would be perfect for a mouses nose!ReplyCancel

  • Janelle - How about a mini Christmas quilt?ReplyCancel

  • Julia - Hello Anne,
    reading the comments the ideas in my head started spinning…they all would make great Bunny Hill Christmas quilts ;o).
    Since I spotted French General’s new line in the ‘coming soon’ section of a certain store I fell in love with that fabric…I’m so happy you’ll use it in your Christmas quilt…and that polka dot print is just yummy…can’t wait to see what you’ve done with it.
    I am still quite in the dark…but maybe it’s a “counting down to christmas” theme…or, given the alphabets of ‘la petite école’ it’s probably ‘C is for…’ (something of Bunny Hill cuteness for every letter in ‘christmas’…
    I’m glad to hear that Bitsy is well…could just kiss that clever dog!
    My fingers are crossed for your husband ~ he really should see the doctor again!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - I’m going to guess a “12 days of Christmas” theme or perhaps a Christmas alphabet. Gorgeous fabrics combined with your wonderful style…this will be one amazing quilt for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne - Hmmm, a bit of pink…

    and that fab fabric…

    I’m thinking along the lines of ’12 (something) of Christmas’ – just not sure what the something is going to be tho’. I had thought cats/kittens but now not sure that there’ll be enough pink…ReplyCancel

  • Anne Marieke - Gorgeous fabrics and I smiled when I read the bit about you raising two boys and Bitsy has you stumped ;o)
    You really are a good story teller, Anne!

    How about Vintage Christmas for your new BOM?ReplyCancel

  • DebrafromMD - I’m going to guess a Santa Clause theme. Even Santa needs a smidgeon of pink.ReplyCancel

  • Dorian - I can’t make up my mind. My first thought was a Christmas I Spy. But then I kept thinking about woodland creatures too. So maybe a Woodlands creatures Christmas, complete with presents and a tree.ReplyCancel

  • Jocelyn - Wow so many great guesses. I am going to guess some kind of Log Cabin Christmas. With a pink hearth :-)ReplyCancel

  • Marj - Love the fabric that you are using for the quilt. I was thinking of a reindeer Christmas theme. The letters could be for Santa’s listReplyCancel

  • Patricia Droste - I’m thinking the alphabet is the theme.ReplyCancel

  • Belinda - Twas the night before Christmas…that would be my current guess.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn S - I think it will be an outdoor Christmas wonderland with wonderful animals around a beautifully decorated tree–snow scene too.ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Anne, I’m so glad Bitsy is at least walking again…sometimes…she knows she’s got a good thing here and is apparently loving it :-)
    Here’s my gentle nag for your hubby…it’s time to go back in for a recheck. If he doesn’t make the appt, perhaps you should.
    Now, about these clues…I’m still stumped, but here are my new guesses:
    – White Christmas…only because you keep mentioning snow
    – French Christmas. Parisian Christmas or Christmas around the world
    – Peace on Earth
    – Something about school or alphabet (I know that’s not a theme, but I want to be in the drawing!)ReplyCancel

  • Rosalie - Is it a Gingerbread Christmas? Or something Christmas cooking related. I loooove gingerbread, so that would be totally awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy C. in Utah - Hmmmm…..I’m flumuxed (spelled wrong, LOL) It all looks like and old fashioned Christmas to me. I love the colors, could it possibly be something to do with the North Pole…Santa’s Workshop maybe? Or, all the letters, alphabets…an old one room school house (I’m reaching here, LOL) Am I getting warm? LOL…I’ll be checking back in a couple of weeks. See you then. HugsReplyCancel

  • Michelle Miller - A parisian street at Christmastime?ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl - I am so excited about your new BOM. From your fabric selection I have a feeling your theme may be related to Vintage Christmas ornaments or vintage childrens’ toys.
    Thanks for posting such FUN posts.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn - My guess for you quilt name is “An American Storybook Christmas.” The lettered fabric makes me think books are involved. Hmmm…block one = “The Night before Christmas”, block two = ‘Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer’, block three = ‘Frosty the Snowman’, etc….Frosty uses the snow in your quilt :-)ReplyCancel

  • marcella - I’m hoping it’s more snowmen :-) They are so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon S - My first thought was “Christmas in Paris”. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?ReplyCancel

  • Robin Crittenden - Anne,

    I think your BOM is going to be something along the lines of A Christmas RomanceReplyCancel

  • Barb Colvin - My theme guess is critters having Christmas. Cardinals, bunnies, cats, dogs, etc dressed up for Christmas and maybe putting up decorations.ReplyCancel

  • Renee - I am guessing it’s Christmas in Paris featuring cute little doggies. Oh I hope I’m right!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa - “No Place Like Home at Christmas”, for your Christmas BOM quilt. Fabrics are beautiful. I look forward to seeing your quilt.ReplyCancel

  • lisa - I am stuborn too, I still think it is a Christmas Village, but I am begining to think I need another clue to guide me onto a new path. I think I’m wrong now a days but I can’t guess what else it could be. I love the fabrics though!ReplyCancel

  • Debra Newhall - I have really enjoyed the pet photos! My 17 year old son loved them as well- not very often we like the same thing unless it’s chocolate. The theme would be “Favorite Things” and feature animals. Hope everyone at your house continues to heal!ReplyCancel

  • Ina - lol!! She WALKS!! She can W*A*L*K!! Ooops, she can walk just close enough to the house where she becomes ‘lame’ again. I want to meet Bitsy some day. She is too much!!

    Poor hubby, tell him to at least call the ‘advice nurse’ to find out what he should be doing to help the thumb heal and to promote the nail growing back.

    I hate that word ‘nagging’. If YOU were the one with the thumb nail missing, he would insist that YOU go in and see the doctor. It’s the double standard.

    Okay, threaten to give out his cell number! That’ll scare him. Tell him that 700 people submitted photos so there are potentially 700 people that will call him!!ReplyCancel

  • Ina - My guess for the contest: ‘Christmas in Paris’.ReplyCancel

  • Louise - I think there has been so many wonderful guesses for your mystery quilt. I especially like the Nutcracker Suite idea as it is such a tradional one. I think the romantic theme might also have a play in it..You always come up with such wonderful designs for us. Please tell your DH he really needs to pay attention to that little problem or it will not continue to be a little one! Shame on that meaner than I thought cat..Would give anything to see your little furkid in a pink stroller. What a cute thought. Again thank you for the pet gallery of photos. Loved each and everyone of them as they brought both smiles and tears..ReplyCancel

  • Diane - I am thinking stars for Christmas in all those luscious fabrics. That thought makes me see stars!!!ReplyCancel

  • Trina Christenson - Those fabrics look very French Country – so how about a French Country Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Trina Christenson - Another idea – the Little Schoolhouse Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • annette - It’s going to be a Santa theme. The pink square is Santa’s face???ReplyCancel

  • Deb - Okay Anne, since its a bigger piece of pink, maybe “The night before Christmas’ with all of the children tucked up in bed and a wee girl has a pink quilt on her bed.ReplyCancel

  • chrisb - Hi Anne, I’m thinking cute oldy world toys and Saint Nick. How pretty would it be if snow were pink. I had a pink Christmas theme last year don’t know how I will better that ha! Can’t wait to see what your pink 5×5 will be.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - I still think it will be an animal theme for the quilt…dogs, cat, bunnies, etc. Love the new French General fabric!!! I planned on buying some, but will wait for your pattern to come out and hope FQS does a BOM program.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - I still think it will be an animal theme for the quilt…dogs, cats, bunnies, etc. Love the new French General fabric!!! I planned on buying some, but will wait for your pattern to come out and hope FQS does a BOM program.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - I still think it will be an animal theme for the quilt…dogs, cats, bunnies, etc. Love the new French General fabric!!! I planned on buying some, but will wait for your pattern to come out and hope FQS does a BOM program.ReplyCancel

  • Diane Cannon - Wow–I do like those fabrics—I am guessing “gingerbreads”–don’t know why–it just came to be as I was looking at all that yummy fabric–!!!
    Hugs, DiReplyCancel

  • Sandra - Hi Anne I don’t know what it is with husbands I have been nagging mine to go for a physical as he hasn’t had one in five years and he is 68 and putting on weight. I definitely think your husband should see the Dr. just to make sure everything has healed. Your Bitsy is so cute how he has you wrapped around his paw. I didn’t get to send my Zeusie’s picture in because I have been busy packing to move,but I enjoyed all the pictures.
    I am wondering if your christmas theme is going to be for or about children but I do love fabric.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann - Pere Noel…or Santas around the world!ReplyCancel

  • Sharrieboberry - Hmmm, I’ll guess, Christmas toys. Can’t wait to see!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Allen - Boy this is a hard one! I’m thinking and don’t know why, maybe a Victorian Christmas scene, like people walking down a street shopping, looking in the windows and at the decorations.

    Glad Bitsy is doing a little better. Hope she and your DH are all better soon!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - My guess, is it going to be a Christmas Alphabet block of the month?? Fabric choice is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Marcia - Ok I have pondered and pondered like a song that gets stuck in your bonnet. I’ve decided; no my instint tells me it’s christmas kitties. But the pink. Where would the pink fit in? Christmas bunnies is too easy. Pink tummy? Pink floppy ears? Oh this song will not stop buzzing around my head. Wise Old Owls? Maybe Rudolf? Yep stuck on critters. Teddy Bears….oh that would be so cute. That’s it, not thinking about this anymore; tonight.ReplyCancel

  • Gari - My guess is Christmas Pets.

    I think it is funny that Bitsy has you so well trained.ReplyCancel

  • Marcella in Seattle - I guess “Kitten Capers on the Night Before Christmas”. (The pink might be sugar plums? The angel on the tree top? Icing on Santa’s cookies? I know, I know! the Christmas Flamingo!)

    If I might have a second guess, it would be the Twelve Kittens of Christmas, and the pink is for the “Ladies” Dancing! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Marcella in Seattle - Ohhhhhhhh… I know! “Naughty and Nice Kitties” from Santa’s list as he is checking it twice! But what could be pink if not a Christmas flamingo? The scarf on a snow kitty in the front yard?ReplyCancel

  • Jill - Oh Anne, Just getting to see all of those gorgeous pet pictures (lots of sickness in this Australian household so now lots of catching up to do) LOVE THEM, LOVE THEM XXXReplyCancel

  • Ellen in Texas - An Old Fashioned Christmas?ReplyCancel

  • HollyC - Maybe a Christmas village or Christmas houses? Thanks for giving us a chance to win some awesome prizes!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky - I’m stuck on that pink pig! ROFLOL

    If it’s a French alphabet with animals, couchon is French for pig. Man, I can work that pig in anywhere, can’t I?

    Oh, oh, “This Little Piggy went to Market”!

    Okay, I promise no more pig guesses… oink!ReplyCancel

  • Melody - What about Christmas in an old fashioned schoolroom. There could be rows a little desks, a blackboard with the alphabet, little milk pails of Christmas treats, the Christmas tree with presents for the children below, the class pet – a bunny of course , piles of books, sheet music and tiny musical instruments, children’s drawings on the wall, a snowman visible through the window and so much more.
    PS I love French General fabrics + a touch of pink.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - Anne – first off thank you for all you do, and all the lovely pet pictures! Made me very sad, as I lost my old dog last year, but had such a good time looking at everyone else’s pet! I just couldn’t bring myself to send a photo in…
    Because Ecole is school in French (if I remember it well enough from more years ago than I’ll ‘fess to, the theme of Christmas vacation would be very cute! And could end back at school. That little pink could be all sorts of things on vacation!
    Kathy in GAReplyCancel

  • SewLindaAnn - Continuing with my previous comment No. 7 – that 5 x 5 pink square has got to be either a signature snowball block or an appliqued bunny. I’m trying to figure how they would tie into my proposed theme. I love riddles, which should be obvious since I’m thinking about this a lot!ReplyCancel

  • Trisha - Oh! Is it “The Nutcracker”??? That would be so cute! With just the teeniest bit of pink!ReplyCancel

  • Anne-Marie - I adore the fabric!! At first I thought it has kitten “written” all over it, then I see loads and loads of ribbons, somehow? What about Sun Bonnet with her kitten that wears a pink ribbon … tee hee hee. I love the type of font on the fabric … looks very “Western American” … like the old movies …ReplyCancel

  • Laila - Hi. Is there a Snowman in Europe theme? With diffrent stars around?ReplyCancel

  • Monica - You did snowmen and baskets….hmmm what’s next? Are you really using us for ideas?? ;-) I’m guessing Angels…..ReplyCancel

  • mary carlock - Anne,

    Im thinking of Nutcracker Ballet or even a count down to christmas. (advent calender) Any way since I have already made five of your quilts I know it will be stunning, and A must have for me.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Brooks - Anne…ok here is my second and third guess:
    1. You originally mentioned that there was another creature that you liked to draw besides bunnies…so i think it will be Christmas Teddy bears
    2. You said the 5×5 piece of pink fabric was key…so i am thinking Christmas Presents…Either way…i think every comment people have suggested would be the perfect quilt for you to design!!!! Lots of ideas for the future!!!ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Since there’s no limit to the number of guesses (is there?)…anyhow ‘petite ecole’ does mean ‘little school’, and I liked one person’s idea of a Storybook Christmas, so I’m adding that to my list. Am I in the drawing yet? Am I, huh?ReplyCancel

  • Kay Harmon - Two thoughts. It’s a snow globe or a Quija board theme. Obviously, I’m stretching!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn - OK….I’ve thought about this some more and my next guess is a Christmas carol theme. Each block represents a Christmas carol. Block one = O Christmas Tree, block two = Jingle Bells, Block three = Hark the Herald Angels Sing, etc. You used the pink fabric to make an angel?ReplyCancel

  • Christine - Your followers are so creative! I am not that creative….Christmas, snow, more snowmen,pink angels,pink flowers? I can hardly wait to find out the mystery!!ReplyCancel

  • bonnie - I still like the 12 days of Christmas BOM or even a Nutcracker quilt, but with the alphabet fabric, makes me think you are heading in that direction, with a for airplane, b for ball, c for car, d for doll ,,,,,,,,,etc as for the snow under a sled maybe, or in a snowglobe.. pink fabric– a doll’s dressReplyCancel

  • Heather - I seriously have no idea. All these guesses are insane! There has to be someone who already has it! However, I will add mine to the list – “Winter Wonderland”. As in “Sleigh bells ring, are you listenin’. In the lane snow is glistenin’…” Or how about Bunny Hill Baltimore Christmas? I can just see it now… Gorgeous appliques are coming to mind!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Meats - My guess is that it has to do with that Jolly Fat Man we know as Santa Claus. I am excited to see what you are designing.

  • Sharon Stroud - My second guess is a Nativity quilt.ReplyCancel

  • Kari - Snow bunnies!ReplyCancel

  • Cyn - Hi, I’m going to go with “vintage toys” for the BOM theme. If I may have another guess, I’ll go with ” Christmas elves” I love the fabrics and can’t wait to find out what you have planned for us. Thanks as always,


  • Cyn - I reread the clues and the “little bit of snow..” is making me think the theme is “snowflakes”. Thanks for the contest…it’s fun and I hope someone guesses correctly.


  • Jeanie - mmmm. Let’s see, could you be making a scene with a cute little French child walking to school (uphill;) in the snow admiring all the Christmas pretties along the way?! Regardless, I will look forward to the finished quilt.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie P. - I am going to guess the theme is “over the river to and through the woods to Grandma’s house” Those black letter on the blue fabric remind of something old.
    I am so glad to hear Bitsy is walking a little with Chelsea.
    Husbands can be so stubborn when it is time to go to the doctor. Mr BunnyHill get to the doctor now!!!:DReplyCancel

  • Cynthia - Hi,

    I’m guessing either a Christmas alphabet/word quilt or I’m still thinking the Nutcracker characters. I’m thinking pink as in sugar plum treats.

    Though when I think of pink I do think of pink flamingos or pigs! LOL!!!


  • anna lee - silent night ?ReplyCancel

  • Karen M - Hello, My guess for the Christmas quilt would be Christmas A-Z. I see some beautiful fabric in that bundle and I see pink in Santa’s cheek, or, a pink poodle for P would make a wonderful present too. This is fun. Thanks for keeping the surprise and the chance to win. KarenReplyCancel

  • nancy in IN - I love Polar Express and it has all kinds of Christmas feelings in it. Remember the bell!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky - Night Before Christmas? But there are NO pigs in that story!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim D. - I’m going to say an old time Christmas theme with Santa’s and with some adorable lettering in it.ReplyCancel

  • Edie Frasier - Ann,

    This fabric looks good for an applique Christmas quilt of a quaint village with lovely little houses and Christmas wreaths on the door and quilt shops decorated with Christmas quilts in the window.

    Can’t wait to see what you are working on! Love the Tiny Town BOM!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne - I’m sure the theme is Christmas cookies for St. Nick.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah B. - Wow, that’s a lot of guessing and I’m sorry I didn’t read them all so I might be “borrowing” someone elses guess now, but whenever I see the French General fabric I think of cooking. So my new guess will be some Christmas cooking or a family dinner together around the table. And if not that one then maybe some Victorian themed carroling (spelling?) or hot chocolate around the fireplace with the snow falling softly outside the windows… *sigh* I miss the snow in the summer! But I hate the Ohio snow by January!!ReplyCancel

  • Shirley LeDoux - Hi Anne,

    My guess is “A Little Piece of Christmas” or “Le Petite Noel”.

    I can’t wait to see “Lilly & Will” in person.
    Thank you for the give away.ReplyCancel

  • Jerona Williams - OK, How about “Je t’aime Noel”? This means “I Love Christmas” in French :)!ReplyCancel

  • Michele - OK – what about CHRISTMAS is for….you know….C is for say “candy canes”….H is for Holly…R is for ribbons…etc….something like that? with some pieced blocks in between as well as maybe the word MERRY on the top border? Plus, I am sure there would be some bunnies in there somewhere! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Jackie R. - Hi Anne~
    Happy about Bitsy doing better. It’s not an easy issue, our aging furkids. At least they have us, they know they’re loved and in a safe environment.
    I am saddened to read about your DH’s hand, I had hoped it would have healed better, I pray it does soon.
    Smiling here: I have come to the stark conclusion that we wonderful, giving, considerate, well-meaning, non-nagging women are just polar opposites from men. I, too, have been told ‘nag’ when he ignores when I speak, yet our dogs just need to “do their cute look” & they receive his total attention. aagghhh.
    My Christmas BOM ideas: Storefront Christmas or Countyside Christmas (maybe with grazing animals, cottage-style homes) or Christmas with our Pets.
    Blessing to you & your loved ones.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Tawney - How about a paris country themed christmas with animals in the country – bunnies, birds, a cute little deer along with a snowman? Love the alphabet so not sure how that might be incorporated. I can hardly wait to see it!
    Laura TReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Here I am again…I’m really thinking the letter fabric must be significant…either Christmas related things for each letter of the alphabet, or toys/gifts for each letter? Maybe? So that’s my guess for today :-)ReplyCancel

  • mary calton - christmas alphabet??ReplyCancel

  • Linda D. - Anne,love reading your tales ?
    I think you’re working on “An Old Fashioned Christmas”?
    Thanks so for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Maria - is it a Count Down till Christmas??? I love the fabrics!!!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne - Hmm! This is getting to be a quandary! Perhaps it’s the 12 Days of Christmas (as seen by the mouse in the “Night Before Christmas?”

    Perhaps it’s just a Christmas Mouse story?

    Not Christmas cookies, huh?

    More hints! We need more hints! – Partial photos? :~)ReplyCancel

  • sandra parsons - Hi Anne, I think it may be a Xmas countdown, or Night before Xmas-waiting for Santa??? ;-) bye for now, Sandy.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn - OK…Here’s my next guess. I guess a Christmas alphabet quilt. The pink is used for a sleigh in the ‘S’ block. The snow is for the ‘F’ as in Frosty the snowman. Am I close??ReplyCancel

  • nancy in IN - Pink is in applique, I would think. I am on Facebook but don’t use much except to keep track of family. I’d rather email personally than have everyone read what I say.
    Waiting to see the BOMReplyCancel

  • Marcia - With that last clue I looked at your BOMs. You use pink quite a bit as an accent. It could be the chilly pink cheeks on Santa? It could be the pink ears of a kitty or bunny or lamb or their noses. I still think it’s somethng vintage. Maybe an old fashioned village, like the north pole? The lettering would be used for a sign of some sort, like the bakery, the quilt shop. What on earth are you going to use the letters for. Oh, more hints please. I’m so reaching and just guessing. I’m not putting the dots together yet.ReplyCancel

  • bonnie - I like the idea of sweets like plum pudding or cookies with pink icing and gingerbread men or houses would be wonderful, so would a village sceneReplyCancel

  • SheilaC - Maybe the Night Before Christmas…. the pink could be sugar plums dancing in their heads??


  • Linda K - So many possibilities, but I’m going for pieced snowball blocks and maybe a Christmas scene around the tree with beautifully wrapped presents, with a view to outside and the falling snow, a Christmas Favorite Things.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy W - I’m dreaming of Christmas in Paris. I love everything you do.ReplyCancel

  • Sue Tokash - I am thinking of a quilt with a school as a center block, decorated for the holidays.
    Imagine the school from Tiny Town but with snow and a snowman?
    Surrounding blocks would have the ABC’s of Christmas.
    Thanks for the teaser, I am looking forward to seeing the quilt.

  • Sally - Since one of the clues was letters, I think you will be spelling Christmas with one letter being in each of nine blocks. And then have applique around the letter. Can’t wait to see it.ReplyCancel

  • janita - I am guessing again since I haven’t gotten an email….The suspense is killing me because I know it will be cute what ever the theme is. How about I “LOVE” Christmas for a theme!ReplyCancel

  • Penny - I’m guessing “A Provence Christmas” or maybe “Le Petite Christmas” is the theme of your new quilt. Oh, this is just like Christmas – I can hardly wait!!ReplyCancel

  • ellen - “Joyeux Noel” is what I’m guessing. …or you could add a palm tree with ornaments and call it, “Mele Kalikimaka”!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy C. in Utah - Anne, I’ve been studying the fabric and trying not to read the other guessesand though my head is a little muddled (anesthetic I suppose) I’m thinking it looks kind of like a “Dickens” style Christmas Village…or something to do with Santa…The Night Before Christmas and all that, the pink could be a ‘sugar plum’. It just looks so much like something old fashion and wonderful to me! OH I wish my brain was working a little better LOLOL. As for your hubby being stubborn about his thumb being looked at…well, I just don’t understand where that stubborness comes from but it seems to very definitely be a male trait. OOPS!!! I got caught, I’m supposed to stay in bed for a couple more days so now I’m getting “the LOOK”. Oh well, I just wanted to try to get in another intelligent guess, hehehe, didn’t work. Now, what was it we were saying about being stubborn and whom were we speaking of? *wink*ReplyCancel

  • Dee J - I’m thinking a frech country village christmas. I always tease my “boys” (hubby and son) that it is a “man” thing.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Miller - storybook christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Atkins - A Christmas Alphabet set of block, but in the Dickens’ style. The fabrics have a vintage feel and Blocks would use the first letter from the fabric and then an applique for that word with a Christmas theme? Whatever it is, I can’t wait to see it. I love the fabrics you have chosen.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie R. - A tad little “aha” moment has come across me ;), shall I dare hint about a “mouse”? Yes, a Christmas mouse, all decked out in all her/his glory via Anne S/Bunny Hill Style.
    Me finally thinks ‘maybe?’!
    Smiles & hugs, Jackie in NCReplyCancel

  • Joan Henarie - Hi Anne,
    How about “St. Nicolas and the Christmas Squirrel”.
    Love all your patterns, keep going on the great projects.

  • connie - country mouse..city mouse..pink sheep…
    hope your husband goes back to the doctor they can be stubborn…mine of 40 years sure is!ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine Isaac - Hi I think it is sheep pulling Sants’s sleigh LorraineReplyCancel

  • Lorraine Isaac - On second thought it might be little houses with little mouses and some sheep thrown in Lorraine isaacReplyCancel

  • Barb Haakonson - Hi, I’m thinking holiday theme or 12 months of the year with mice? Don’t need a whole lot of pink for mice. Mice skiing, skating, sledding, kiting, etc.

    Love Tisket/Tasket/Snowbound and all of your other patterns and fabric. Can’t wait to read monthly blog. Great pointers/ideas. Also love looking at other quilter’s blocks. don’t have any animals of my own, but liked all the cute photos.


  • Dianne Ritter - So..American, winter, a critter that you like to draw almost as much as bunnies and pink is involved – I am going to go with a christmas bird theme. Not sure how the pink would factor in there but am sure you will sort it out. Would be very funny if the bird was a pink flamingo!! LOLReplyCancel

  • Lorraine Isaac - Hi I think it is A christmas Carol Bunny Hill style, please tellme how to enter the contest. LorraineReplyCancel

  • cyndi hoeller - “Bunny Kisses and Christmas Wishes” sounds like a good Bunny Tales theme!!ReplyCancel

  • CeCelia - I can’t help but think of over the river and through the snow it’s off to grandmothers house we go. That is my guess as we always spent Christmas with grandma. Thanks so much for sharing your talents and patterns with us. I really appreciate it.ReplyCancel