Oh those French really know red!

The French know a great red when they see one and so does Kaari Meng, The French General.  When I saw her first line for Moda Fabrics called Rounenneries I fell in love.  So French, so pretty and so red!   It was almost enough to make this “pink” girl think about crossing over to the “red” side!

Well Kaari’s done it again with the red in Rounenneries Deux.  Her fabric always sings to me and this time it’s been singing about snowmen.  I’ve been surrounded by Rounenneires Deux for awhile now.  I’ve played with it, starched it, stitched with it,  cut it up and then sewn it back together and I still can’t get enough of it. If I wasn’t leaving for market in just 3 days I might still be sewing.  So what is the result of my “red” obsession?

Merry, Merry Snowmen, my newest block of the month!

These snowmen have to be a bit French don’t you think?  How do I know?  Well, look at the chef in the bottom right corner…she stepped right out of a French Patisserie!  She has holiday delicacies for sale and I can almost smell them baking!  As the French say…

Ooh La La!

Oh wait!  That’s the name of my next fabric line.  I’ll have to show you that next but certainly not in a “red” post.   I’m back to pink with Ooh La La, can you imagine?

New patterns are finally ready.  I’ll be loading them to my website over the next 2 days AND I’ll be back with more blog posts.  I’ve got 12 new patterns to show you…

I have to practice saying Rounenneries before I leave for quilt market.  For now please don’t ask me what line I used in Merry, Merry Snowmen…

I’ve missed you all!


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  • Gale Lavers - WOW!!!! What an awesome quilt, just love all the little snowmen peeking about. This one will have to be on my Christmas wish list. Can’t wait to see the new patterns.ReplyCancel

  • Leeanne - Holy snowmen!!!! that is so lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Denise :) - I love this — a perfect combination of RED and SNOWMEN! Loverly, loverly!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Melody - I’ve signed up for Raining Cats and Dogs at the fat Quarter Shop. But this is so tempting too. Can I manage two BOMs at the same time? Of course I can. Looks like it’s going to be another BunnyHill year for me. Thank you so much for everything you design for us, it’s always so charmingReplyCancel

  • Donna Liljegren - I, too, am a French General junkie. I always need more! Thanks for sharing the design. I love it!

  • Carol Y - Oooh, it can be so tricky using red and pink together, but this is Beautiful! And Fun!ReplyCancel

  • DeAnna - That’s darling!ReplyCancel

  • Paulette Doyle - Oh my gosh! Snowmen and Rouenneries Deux…be still my heart!! Love them both! PauletteReplyCancel

  • Leslie Legros - Wow! I love it! I have a whole pile of Rournenniers! This is on my list too!
    Looking forward to the new patterns too!
    Oh La La! Can’t wait!ReplyCancel

  • PattyBYoung - TOO CUTE!ReplyCancel

  • Sheri Forrester - I love snowmen and I love Rournenniers! I have all of it I think! This is going to the top of my list! This is just adorable!ReplyCancel

  • ina - AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! I LOVE the snowmen in the back of the 1950s style truck!!! And, I love the one skiing in a tea cup!! So beautiful!!! ;0

    I hope you can give us a peek at your new fabric??X!! I’ve really been looking forward to seeing it. ;0 Hey, it isn’t too late to make a quick purse out of red…you have 2 more days. ;0ReplyCancel

  • Anne Marieke - TWELVE new patterns?!?!? O my gosh!

    Love your new little snowmen, Anne. And I totally agree with you that Rouenneries Deux is a beautiful fabric line, just as beautiful as the first one.

    Have a safe trip to Houston and please share your adventures.ReplyCancel

  • ana maraña - hola ,gracias por la informacion , es preciosa..
    me encantan practicamente todas las cosas que sacais al mercado pero por falta de tiempo no puedo llegar a todo, seria un placer comenza esta maravilla.
    ana marañaReplyCancel

  • Anne - This is absolutely lovely, the colours, the snowmen, you are just so clever! AnneReplyCancel

  • Sonia - Oh! Beautiful, beautiful. Red really calls out for Christmas! Have fun!ReplyCancel

  • Rennie - What a most awesome Christmas quilt you made and give the Chef a really goog glass of French Red wine.ReplyCancel

  • Marcia - Adorable! You have done it again. A pattern I can’t live without. I’m so glad we have talented people like you! ThanksReplyCancel

  • Shirley Albertson Owens (sao) - I love love love it. Did I mention that I love it? Oh my – combine RED AND SNOWMEN and you have my heart. I am going to make this one for sure!

    sao in Midlothian, VAReplyCancel

  • Carrie P. - Love it! sounds like you have been a very busy girl!ReplyCancel

  • Anita K - I’m so excited, it’s like Christmas timewhen I was a kid, just fabulous. I love Snowmen, they have personality as does this BOM. Can’t wait to see what’s next :)ReplyCancel

  • Miss Nancy - These snowmen are the best and just adorable! Love them! Just perfect! Super great BOM!

    You have the best ideas! Thank you for sharing.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.ReplyCancel

  • Mary T. Salmon - I am in love…ReplyCancel

  • Barb - Oh my goodness!! this quilt is just too, too adorable!! (I think I have said that about everything you do!) I am in love with this pattern, too! Seriously, how do you come up with all of this? Your mind and creativity just must be on overdrive all of the time. I think I’m going to have to make this BOM. And…I am dying to see the pumpkin design from your last post.

    Have fun at Quilt Market (where is it being held at?) and be sure to give us lots of pictures and stories!

    By the way, HOW do you pronounce ‘Rounenneires’?

    Is the beautiful Miss Lily still visiting you?

    thanks, Anne, for sharing so much with us!

    xoxo BarbReplyCancel

  • kathy in nc - Delicious colors, Anne you always know just how to delight !!ReplyCancel

  • pam - Looking forward to seeing you at quilt market! As usual this is another lovely quilt from you.

    p.s been meaning to tell you, and I’m sure you probably already know, Bunny Hill was listed in a survey from Cath Kidston! It was under “do you visit these sites’. HOLY COW. You and Cath together.

    Missed you Anne. xoReplyCancel

  • Mary - Darling, darling, darling!!! I think my favorite is the snowman in the tea cup, going down the hill. That looks like such fun!ReplyCancel

  • SuzK - Totally in love with this quilt – I love snowmen and Kaari’s reds – so I signed up for the BOM at the Fat Quarter Shop – had no choice. Thanks Anne!ReplyCancel

  • Vickie E - oh I can’t wait to see Oh lala… :)ReplyCancel

  • Joanne L - Such beautiful colors…love the snowmen too…especially the teacup sleds!!
    Red is my favorite color..I love seeing so much of it.
    : )
    just another reason to celebrate 2012!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra - I love the red and snowman combination so adorable. Have a wonderful time at quilt market will look forward to hearing and seeing everything. Blessings SandraReplyCancel

  • Mary - Cannot wait to see the new fabrics and the new patterns. I have heard that French snowmen have gourmet noses.


  • Yasmin - Cute theme is the snowman. Although I love Christmas Season, my Christmas in in summer. I live in the southern hemisphere.
    Warm regards,

  • Jenny - Oh wow! I just love, love, love this quilt! I especially love the little snowmen heads popping up and peeking around corners – too cute! I love your reds…..but I’m thinking I might have to make this up in some icy blues and greys to see how it looks that way. Have fun at Market! Post lots of pictures please!
    Happy Sewing,

  • Heike - Oh, I love those snowmen. And I signed up at the fat-quarter shop for it. I hope my english will be good enough to understand the instructions. I also like to learn about applicate – it will be my first quilt with applicate. I am so excited about it.

  • Joan - I love this kit. Found it at http://www.FabricChicks.com. This shop is selling at an amazing price and it includes your backing fabric. Can’t wait to get it and start. Love your products.ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Anne, I love this new pattern! I love anything with snowmen, esp your little animated snow people, always so busy living life :) I agree about the French General fabrics, and it isn’t just the wonderful colors either, the feel of these fabrics is so soft and luxurious.ReplyCancel

  • Bernadette - Bonjour, Magnifique! Serait-il possible d’ acheter le modèle? Merci beaucoup et bravo

  • Kathy A - Hi, Anne. Love the quilt!! I signed up for the Fat Quarter Shop BOM. I just got the fabric for month 1, and noted that they sent me cream color fabric for the snowmen, rather than white. The Rounneries Deux fabric comes in both white and cream. Wondering which color you used in your quilt. . The cream doesn’t look right before I cut it, but perhaps when on the quilt, will look white against the background colors. Thanks!ReplyCancel