How many people does it take to make a quilt?

In the case of Raining Cats & Dogs it took 13 people to finally get the pattern ready to ship!  I’m sending BIG hugs and a thank you to everyone who helped me with this quilt: To my husband who’s spent days listening to me go on and on about how it might never get done, to Lissa at Moda who worked miracles in getting me fabric, to Lisa who spent hours helping me with all the graphics, to Anne, Dee, Tina, Sandy, Melissa, and Pauline who helped with the sewing, applique and embroidery in record time, to Lynne who worked wonders with her fabulous quilting, to Florence who’s spent hours preparing this pattern for print, to Nancy who’s proofed it with her magical red pen, to Greg who photographed it with his artistic skills, and finally to Karl who will collate and package this pattern for me next week!

Did you ever imagine it could take so many people?  I couldn’t have done it without them!

This pattern will be ready to ship next week!  Here are some closeups of the blocks…finally!

Look at the little hearts that Lynne quilted in-between the dogs in Block One!

Block Two

Block Three

Block Four

Block Five

Block Six

Block Seven

Block Eight

Block Nine

and last but not least Block Ten!

When this patterns arrives at my door next week I’ll say thank you again to each and everyone who worked on it!

(Oops…14 people if you count me!)


Anne  :>)

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  • Debbie in Alaska - Anne,
    Seeing it done makes such a difference…it is so fun! You are amazing.ReplyCancel

  • May - This is so lovely!!ReplyCancel

  • Woolie - loooooove it! I think I may have to make it!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky - And if you count Mooch, Bitsy and Chelsea … I’m sure they were your inspiration! It’s beautiful, Anne! Really beautiful!ReplyCancel

    • Anne - What’s wrong with me? I should have counted the girls. They were my models and a major part of the quilt! Good thing they can’t read!ReplyCancel

      • Vicky - Hey, we won’t tell them!!! :)

  • ina - Beautiful!! No, I’m not surprised it takes that many people to get a pattern from design to done. ;0ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Anne, every time you make a new pattern, I have a new favorite!! I love it down to the very last detail….so creative….so fun!! I feel as thought you must have created these blocks especially to go with these darling prints!ReplyCancel

  • sherry - It is WONDERFUL!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Atkins - That is just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Melody - This is such a wonderful pattern. I’ve already signed up with the Fat Quarter Shop for the BOM. Can’t wait.ReplyCancel

  • Anne Lise - It’s adorable! Love all the little details.ReplyCancel

  • Ronda - Oh Anne this quilt is as fun and fantastic as the last. Cant wait to add it my collection!

    I think I am collecting patterns because quilts take a lot longer! Now I know I just need to find some friends to help! LOLReplyCancel

  • PattyBYoung - This is so cute, it makes me want to pull out all that hand applique stuff! And since my motto is “if the machine can do it, why should I?”, you know this is really singing to me! Darn you Anne!ReplyCancel

  • Barb - What an amazing, creative, wonderful new quilt pattern!! It may have taken a lot of people (and a few sweet fur babies) to get it done, but what a fabulous labor of love!! This is so adorable – just like all of your other quilt design. Everytime I think you have outdone yourself from the last amazing design. You truly are a creative genuis and generous to boot! Thanks again, Anne, for sharing this gift with us!ReplyCancel

  • Anne - Charming! Love the fabrics. Any dog or cat could live happily in this pet-friendly world you created. Glad a few birds populate this happy space, too. I can’t wait to make one for myself!ReplyCancel

  • rosa - ¡HOLA! ¡FELICIDADES! por este diseño y su exquisito colorido es bellisimo. SALUDOS ROSA.ReplyCancel

  • ellen - It IS raining cats and dogs outside my window right now. I am so tempted to make this gorgeous quilt. I love that it’s a BOM. For me, that’s how it gets done. There’s no rush and the anticipation of the next block makes me appreciate each block. Really, really nice, Ms. Bunny.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Feigl - Anne, this is simply divine
    Hugs, SharonReplyCancel

  • Monica - What a cute quilt! I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Sue from Cyprus - Ok, I’m so jealous. Any chance of sending if over here.
    Would look lovely over my stairway balcony!!

    Want it, need it. Have to have it!!ReplyCancel

  • Heirlooms by Ashton House - Those sweet cats and dogs are too adorable to resist. This pattern will be on my must-get list!ReplyCancel

  • Linda P. - Oh my!!!! This is just the cutest!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mari Carmen Arnao - Me encantaría poder tener estos patrones para comenzar mi colcha, ¿cómo puedo hacerlo? Mil gracias
    un saludoReplyCancel

  • Karen E - “Doggone it” now that I see the blocks up close, I wish I had joined a BOM club!! It is so adorable!! Maybe it isn’t too late!!ReplyCancel

  • picpic - J’ai reçu le premier bloc j’adooore les tissus et les modèles bizReplyCancel