Twinkle Toes

Have you seen the newest girl’s quilt at Bunny Hill?  I’ve named it Twinkle Toes and it’s from my new fabric line Lily & Will Revisited.

The idea for Twinkle Toes started the day my grand-daughter Alyssa came running up to my studio to show me her new pointe shoes.  She could hardly wait to put them on!


She’d worked so hard and waited so long to get these shoes.  The shoes were magical and her excitement was contagious!

I’d been working on quilt ideas for my Lily & Will Revisited fabric line, and watching Alyssa dance around my studio in those shoes, put the idea of a ballet quilt in my head! I went back through photos of her as a little girl, dancing in all those beautiful dresses.  When I found the perfect one, I used it to draw the ballerina mouse in my quilt.

Twinkle Toes is off to the quilter next week and then to my photographer.  It won’t be long until we have a pattern for this quilt. I love how the quilt looks and I can’t wait to see it quilted!   The borders were fussy cut lengthwise, to take advantage of that beautiful cottontail toile fabric.  The quilt is feminine, girly and perfect to take center stage in a baby girl’s room.  It’s a quilt to be handed down from generation to generation.  Picture all those little girls in their tutu’s!  Watch them dance and you’ll feel the magic too!  We’re taking pre-orders for Twinkle Toes kits and more on our website for the next two weeks.  They’ll be shipping sometime in May, as soon as the fabric arrives from Moda.

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  • ina - eeeep! i have to make that quilt!!! so adorable!ReplyCancel

  • DeAnna Dodson - Oh, that’s SO cute! I love the mice. :DReplyCancel

  • patricia g hayes - love it, aren’t you so fortunate to have her. oh she is so grown up now.ReplyCancel

  • Karen S - That is so adorable, as is your granddaughter. What fun to be dancing on her toes! Love the polka dot ears on the dancing mice :)ReplyCancel

  • Margaret Mead - I remember when I got my pointe shoes. It was very exciting. Like your granddaughter I had worked very hard to be able to dance on Pointe. Congratulations to her. The quilt is adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Beth Reilly - Absolutely precious! Brings back sweet memories of my daughter and dance classes. Wish she would have a little girl one day because this would be so fun to make!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene Slocum - This quilt is delightful!ReplyCancel

  • Ute - Wow this is so adorable. I love it😊. Thank you for all your hard work😍ReplyCancel

  • Debbi - My daughter should go on pointe this summer. I will have to show her this quilt when she comes down for breakfast!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - Oh my, so beautiful! I still have the vivid memory of going to try on toe shoes with my mom and then her telling me that Santa might bring them. It was so magical that Christmas morning to open that box and hold them for the first time. Thanks for this lovely design.ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Anne, this is so adorable and perfect for your fabrics. Your dancing mouse reminds me of the cat my hubby put in my Christmas stocking this year…they must work out at the same studio to be so toned :) What a beautiful tribute to your granddaughter, you couldn’t have found better inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Hildy - What a cute quilt and I love the story behind it!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - Adorable! So cute to have the inspiration from your granddaughter! Love your new fabric line coming out soon and just may have to add this quilt to my to-do list!ReplyCancel

  • Karen in Breezy Point - Twinkle Toes is so adorable–it makes me sad that I don’t have any little girls in my life!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - Your grand daughter must be thrilled to have a quilt made especially in her likeness. So cute.ReplyCancel

  • RuthB - How precious are little girls and when they dance it is a beautiful thing. Love your new quilt Anne!ReplyCancel

  • Faye / - I have a great grand daughter on the way. The due date is
    May 6, 2017. I was hoping the kit would be available before
    May. I can’t wait to see this quilt on the wall in the nursery.
    I love your designs.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy in nc - Love love love💞💕💝 the soft pinks in the fabrics…ReplyCancel