The longest contest in blog history!

It’s been two months since I started my “guess the theme of my newest block of the month” contest.   It’s about time to announce the winner don’t you think?  I had to make sure the prize included the pattern AND bundles of my newest fabric line Lily & Will II.  Finally everything is ready and we have a winner!  I printed out your emails as they came in with the correct answer and this morning I randomly picked a lucky winner!

Here’s the grand prize!  Did I mention it includes some Cath Kidston sewing tins?

And here’s the winner!

Nancy Brooks who gave me this guess on August 29th:

“Anne…OK I am guessing a mouse!!! As in The Night Before Christmas!!!!!”

Congratulations Nancy!  I’ll be emailing you for your address and this prize will be in the mail to you this week!

Then as I sadly looked at the stack of emails, I knew I had to give away a few of “The Night Before Christmas” pattern!  You all tried so hard and I really threw you off with some of my hints. It just wasn’t fair!  Some of you guessed over and over!

So, if you see your name in the list below, you’ve won the pattern!  Email me with your address at!

  1. Maribeth:  On August 31st she guessed:  “I think it might be a cute mouse in a cozy little house as in Twas the Night Before Christmas!”
  2. Laura: I think she may have been the first to guess!  On August 17th she wrote: 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!”
  3. Liz:  On August 24th she guessed: “Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house…..the mouse! Love that story and I think my grandkids would like to see that quilt in my house!”
  4. Kelly Stockstill:  On September 1st she guessed: “It has to be Twas the Night Before Christmas with a little mouse!  I can’t believe it took so many clues for it to click, I must need some rest!”
  5. Marcella Bradley:  On August 18th she first guessed cats were the critter.  I told her no cats so she wrote back and said “Gosh!  Well, then I guess The Night Before Christmas!”

And there we have it!  It was so much fun to read all of your guesses!  As I was working on the mice it made me smile that so many of you were thinking Paris.  Hummm, maybe next year!

Hugs to all who entered!


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  • Melody - This was a really fun competition. I really enjoyed reading everyone’s answers. Congratulations to the winners, what a wonderful prize.
    Anne, it really is a gorgeous pattern.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky - Congrats to all the winners! Anne, you made us work up a sweat on this guessing give-away! Of course, that’s because *some of us* were guessing way wrong!!!! I can’t wait to start the BOM through the Fat Quarter Shop. Your Christmas quilts are always wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne - Congratulations to all the winners! Come on, Anne, you know you want to use Paris (or the Cotswolds!!!!) in a design for all us European fans. Will put this pattern on my wishlist tho’.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy C. in Utah - Well, a big CONGRATULATIONS to Nancy (what a wonderful prize) and also to the other winners. It was a wonderful giveaway Anne, I know I was on pins and needles for the last few days…of course, that could be because my pin cushion got dropped on my sewing chair, *grin*. It really was fun and even though I didn’t win, at least had the satisfaction of knowing I guessed correctly, that is a plus, LOL. Thanks for a fun time and I do really love this pattern, it is a must have for me. Hugs…ReplyCancel

  • Marsha - Congratulations to the lucky winners! This was so much fun to guess and the prizes are fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski - Congratulations to the lucky, lucky winners! And thanks for a fun time Anne!ReplyCancel

  • Ina - What? Doesn’t Paris have mice??? I know they have rats that cook..Ratatoulle! Hope I spelled it correctly.

    Anyway, Anne you are the most generous person and I love your blog! ;0ReplyCancel

  • Karen Shackleford - Woo hoo! Congratulations to all! Thank you, Anne, for a fun contest and a great Christmas pattern.ReplyCancel

  • Louise - Congratulations to Nancy and all of the winners. You make your blog so much fun to follow, Anne. Have fun at market but hurry back.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Brooks - OMG! That’s me!!!! I can’t believe I won!!! I never win anything!!! Actually I did win a catcher’s mitt at a fashion show once…How wrong is that?!? This contest was so much fun!!! I love reading Anne’s blog…such an inspiration…I was lucky enough to see Anne’s newest quilt at the recent PIQF show recently!!! It is even more beautiful in person!! Loved all the mice of course!!! Thrilled to win this very generous prize!!!! Thanks, Anne, so much!!! NancyReplyCancel

  • Laura Tawney - Congrats to all of the winners! It was a fun contest:) Loved reading all of the comments as we went along. Love the new line of fabric and looking forward to seeing it next Spring.
    Laura TReplyCancel

  • Barb - A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to all of the winners (and especially lucky Nancy – whose Comment above is so wonderful!!!!!)

    Anne, thank you so much for sharing so much of your talent and sweet generosity with the rest of us! We are a lucky bunch that have discovered Bunny Hill! Have fun at Market and keep us updated.


  • Carrie P. - It was fun and it turned out to be a beautiful pattern. Congrats to all the winners.ReplyCancel

  • Linda P. - Yay!!! Congrats to all the winners, especially my little sis, Maribeth. I have motives tho wanting her to win – I would love for her to be my quilt partner when she returns from Germany. I took a new beginners with Maribeth years ago to help get her started on this quilting venture, life gets in the way some times, and now she is on a roll again.
    Anne, I know you will be busy, busy at Market, but fun, fun, fun at the same time. Enjoy showing off the new stuff, it’s great – especially those new little fellers you sneaked in!!ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Congrats to all the lucky winners :-)ReplyCancel