And The House Became a Home

Sometimes I’m inspired by unexpected things.  I’ve been watching house renovation shows like “Love It Or List It” and “The Property Brothers” on HGTV.  They got me thinking about what makes a house a home, nesting, and how much love we all put into our homes. Soon I was sketching out a quilt and “The House Became a Home” was designed.   It’s a 36″ x 40″ wall quilt you can personalize to make it your own.

The House Became a Home by Bunny Hill Designs

The House Became a Home by Bunny Hill Designs


The fabric is the beautiful French General “La Fete de Noel” line from Moda Fabrics.  It ships to quilt shops in July and I’ve included the fabric guide below:

House Became a Home Fabric Guide

The pattern includes a complete alphabet so you can personalize it to your heart’s content, add names or initials to the banner or hearts.  It’s the perfect gift for that new couple just buying their first home, or for someone celebrating an anniversary.  Of course it would look beautiful in your own home.

The pattern will be ready soon and we’re doing the final proofing this week.  You can pre-order the pattern now on our website.  We’ll also have some kits available when the fabric ships in July.

Hope you’re having a great holiday weekend!  It’s been a crazy one in our area.  We have farms nearby, and once a year they open for cherry, peach and nectarine picking.  Cherry season is happening now!  Because of the lack of rain, the trees have fewer cherries.  The cherries on the trees are large and very sweet, but the scarcity brings the crowds .  This is what one of the main roads past a cherry farm looked like yesterday:

People coming to pick cherries Brentwood, CA

People coming to pick cherries Brentwood, CA

People were everywhere trying to get to the wonderful fruit.

I went to the local farmers market instead and bought some cherries there.  Then I bought a treat for Ross (hubby); 2 pieces of fresh Sea Bass.  We’re barbecuing it tonight along with fresh corn and veggies for me :>)  What a great way to enjoy the holiday don’t you think?


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  • DeAnna Dodson - Awww, isn’t that sweet? :)ReplyCancel

  • PAtricia G Hayes - HI Anne, Good for you, oh to be so talented as you. However I will enjoy the fruits of your labors.

    I, too, sit and do handwork while watching the very same shows as you. In fact grandson just called and told me how he wants to learn to do what those people do and I suggested to him that he watch those shows also. haha apropos

    Do you get kumquats out there also. We had a kumquat festival here in FL a few months ago, and I now have several peat pots growing with the seeds. Hopeful I will have some someday. I also love calamondins, neither of which I can get locally only the kums once a year.

    How wonderful that you have the other farms so close by.

    Happy Memorial Day PGHReplyCancel

  • Carole Crane - Thank you for sharing your weekend with us! I can remember as a child slipping into our neighbors yard and picking cherries from their trees. Nothing better!ReplyCancel

  • sunny - I love your little quilt! Enjoy your cherries. We’re having a perfect weekend in Maryland, with perfect weather.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann - Such a lovely quilt. I will be looking forward to the kits.ReplyCancel

  • Denise - Omg! We live I. Antioch! We are neighbors!ReplyCancel

  • Mary T Salmon - Wow…sea bass…what a treat. I would love some fresh! Have a wonderful day.
    I love your new pattern.

  • mimi'sdarlins - What a darling quilt! Love the colors (you can’t lose with French General), and your design is so sweet, as always.ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine Isaac - Love the house quilt, I will be doing it for sure, thanks, LorraineReplyCancel

  • Martha Cook - Your supper sounds yummy. In the state of Maine we have lobster and strawberry rhubarb pies. Wow, traffic there looks crazy! Love your talent.ReplyCancel

  • Bev Hernandez - The punchneedle critters are so cute!
    And, I’m drooling over the leftovers and scraps from your previous projects.
    Bev H.ReplyCancel

  • Mary T Salmon - Anne:
    I am floating on air. Thank you SO MUCH for the wonderful bag of scraps and FQs. I will use them in my House/Home quilt when I get the pattern. It will be a gift for my daughter and husband when they buy their first home.
    Thanks again!