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Spring Quilt Market 2011

Oh my goodness, what a whirlwind the last week has been. I met so many wonderful people and saw so many beautiful quilts.  I’m in awe of it all!  Hugs, hugs, and more hugs;  I think that’s what quilt market is about!  Salt Lake City I miss you already, but I have to say it feels good to be home.  The greeting committee that met me at the front door today made sure I was covered in wet sloppy kisses in no time at all. I got a hug and a kiss from my husband too, but there’s nothing like dog kisses mixed with a little cat fur!

Speaking of dogs and cats, I can finally show you REAL pictures of my newest block of the month Raining Cats and Dogs!  This is the first market I’ve attended without a complete block of the month!  I have to say it felt really strange.  I wanted so much to show it off, but we do what we have to do.  Fabric arrived very late and for some of the fabrics is was a miracle they arrived at all!   I brought along as much of the quilt as I could to quilt market and gave out promises that the end result would be worth the wait.

Take a close-up look at these blocks and picture them quilted with embellishments added.  Picture little button door knobs and button trimmed collars!  I’m loving working on this quilt and I hope you will too!

Plaids, stripes and dots are perfect for cats and dogs!  If I counted right there are 21 cats and dogs on the quilt and a few umbrellas too…

…along with a kitty hotel…

…and of course I didn’t leave out the dogs!  They have a four star hotel complete with spa and gym!

You’ll see kittens playing in the vines…

…and playing in the catnip too!

I’ll be putting this quilt together this week and I’ll show you more photos as I do.  Then it’s off to the quilter for Raining Cats and Dogs and before you know it the real quilt will be ready!  A few wonderful quilt shops are starting to show the virtual picture and are taking sign-ups.  Don’t miss out because the fabric is limited.   You’ll see the quilt on my blog as I work along.  I hope you love what’s to come!

I’ve missed you all!  I’ll be back to my regular blogging this week and I’ll tell you all about market.  I have lots of photos to share with you!  I can’t wait!

Hugs,

 

Anne

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May 16, 2011 - 6:01 pm

Vicky - It’s gorgeous, Anne! Love all the little creatures!

May 16, 2011 - 7:07 pm

Nancy C. in Utah - I can tell I’m gonna love it. I’m glad you enjoyed Salt Lake!!! Hugs….

May 16, 2011 - 8:38 pm

Pam - Oh how fun! Those kitties in the trees- well that is just the best idea ever!

May 16, 2011 - 9:28 pm

Melody - Oh my, I’m going to have to stitch this one too. Bunny Hill is taking over my house… and I love it. Thanks Anne, it’s a wonderful design.
And I agree there is nothing like doggies’ kisses to greet you when you get home.

May 17, 2011 - 12:12 am

Gabi - I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 17, 2011 - 1:38 am

betsy - Anne, this looks like another quilt I will have to make.

May 17, 2011 - 4:08 am

Dorian - Welcome back Anne, so glad you had a great time! Your new pattern looks adorable, as usual!

May 17, 2011 - 4:18 am

Trelly - OMG, I love it!!!!!!! Counting the months to have the complete kit… kisses Anne!

May 17, 2011 - 4:36 am

Penny - Anne, I love this quilt. My house is starting to look like an ad for Bunny Hill – but that is alright everything is wonderful. Obviously I’m going to have to do Raining Cats and Dogs!!!! Thank you!

May 17, 2011 - 7:41 am

Ronda - I love the new quilt !!!! Saving my$$$ to purchase when available. I have missed you blogging while you where away. So glad your trip was wonderful can’t wait to see pics

May 17, 2011 - 10:01 am

Silvia - I love your new design!!! It’s a wonderful quilt! :)

May 17, 2011 - 10:32 am

mimi'sdarlins - Anne, I don’t know how you do it! This is just so, so sweet! You’re going to get me in trouble again, I expect my LQS will be ordering this one…and of course if she offers it, I’m just going to have to buy it! I love the look of these colors, couldn’t be prettier! Oh, and welcome home…I’ve missed your posts :-)

May 17, 2011 - 12:07 pm

Ina - My favorite: “No dogs allowed!” ;0

Very, very fun and a just love the new fabric…I have to wait until October?? Why, that is just too cruel. ;0

May 17, 2011 - 6:06 pm

Auntie Pami - I love it! On order.

May 17, 2011 - 9:29 pm

Cathy A - Such a great collection!! Even better in person than on the screen, too!

May 17, 2011 - 11:09 pm

annalee - Oooohhh I love love love love the doggie’s :>)
the quilt just makes me smile..the fabric is beatiful…
You are a quilt angel..love it..love it.love it.love it..love it.

May 18, 2011 - 3:37 am

Barb - Oh Anne! We have missed you, but I think it has been worth the wait! Raining Cats & Dogs looks to be just too, too adorable! all the cat & dog lovers (& isn’t that practically everyone???) can hardly wait to see it all.

I’m so looking forward to reading all about Quilt Market – happy to know you had such fun! I think it’s safe for me to say, “We Love Bunny Hill!!! (and Miss Anne & all of her crew!)

Thank you so much for sharing so much with us.

May 18, 2011 - 5:58 am

Deborah Hays - Don’t you just love all of the wonderful comments from friends?? I, along with everyone else it seems, just love your new quilt! You are so creative Anne. I’m so glad that you had such a great time at Market. How sweet it is to have such wonderful friends in the same industry. Lots of hugs, Debbie

May 18, 2011 - 7:29 am

madame samm - Ohhhh Anne this is beautiful….each design even more beautiful than your last.. blessings

May 18, 2011 - 5:11 pm

Stephanie in MI; AKA Mama Pea - Love it! Will we be able to get it on your blog/shop, too? My stores here don’t carry your stuff! I want!

May 18, 2011 - 7:58 pm

Pat - I love the quilt and can’t wait to see the finished project. Thank God for the internet because if I can’t find it in local shops I can purchase on-line.

May 20, 2011 - 1:03 pm

Lorraine Isaac - Yor booth looks great, Iam loving those cats and dogs already, can hardly wait.

June 16, 2011 - 2:49 am

Raining Cats and Dogs Block of the Month Quiltat Hulu - […] Filled with whimsical cats and the cutest little dogs, you’ll be smiling the whole time you make this quilt!  You can see more pictures and read about the quilt on the Bunny Hill Designs blog. […]

July 12, 2011 - 5:44 am

maribel - !Hola buenas tardes ? de lloviendo perros y gatos tambien vas a mandar el patron mensual? este mes no me ha llegado el de Henrietta Whiskers. un saludo y gracias