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Traveling with Applique

I was asked by Moda to share any tips I had on traveling with applique.  This really got me thinking, and I realized I hadn’t shared with you the applique travel case a friend made for me!  I use this case so much it’s become a part of me.  It goes to the Dr’s office, the dentist, car rides and quilt […]

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July 3, 2015 - 11:01 am

Hildy - Read your tips on the Moda blog thanks for sharing! I have another one for you: instead of whole spools I’m using bobbins to take with me. These are smaller and if you need a few colors (and maybe be away on a vacation) it’s really practical. Have a great 4th:-)

July 3, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Mary T Salmon - Hi Anne!

I use a plastic zippered pouch! This would certainly advance my appliqué expertise to a new level. I love it! I will check it out on Sunday. Thanks for the sale.

Have a great 4th. I hope the fire works don’t scare your babies.

Love,
Mary

July 3, 2015 - 12:29 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Oh that’s too cute! Aqua is my new favorite color, and everything should have at least some polka dots in it. Precious! :)

July 3, 2015 - 12:42 pm

Carole Crane - This is to cute, love the mini mat! Thank you for sharing. Have a safe 4th!

July 3, 2015 - 2:08 pm

patricia G Hayes - Thanks for pattern for appliqués pouch. I plan to order on Sunday. What a delicious idea to keep everything all intact. Holiday time and do enjoy!!

`pgh “Piffle”

July 3, 2015 - 4:24 pm

sunny - How perfect! I think I need one of these. I try to have handwork with me wherever I go. You just never know when you might get a few minutes to do some stitching.

July 3, 2015 - 7:58 pm

Susan - That looks like the perfect little bag for handwork!

July 3, 2015 - 8:14 pm

Ruth - What a great and very cute idea. Thanks for letting us know about the sale, this pattern will be in my basket (along with one or two, ok who am I kidding, other items).
Ruth

July 3, 2015 - 11:08 pm

Margaret M - What a clever traveling pouch! I love the color. It matches my new Ikea rolling cart that I purchased to give me more space while hand or machine sewing at home. Looking forward to Sun. sale and the next heart. Happy 4th!!!

July 4, 2015 - 5:40 am

Shelley Parham - I’m looking forward to the Snow Happy Hearts for June and July. Can’t wait to see them!

July 4, 2015 - 6:42 am

mimi'sdarlins - This is such a great case, looks like it holds everything you need for projects. I have something similar a friend made (but not as compact) which I use whenever I hand sew, and it’s so convenient. Ok, now I just have to remember to check out your sale before it ends! Happy 4th, Anne :)

July 4, 2015 - 8:26 am

Karen in Breezy Point - Oooh–hard to resist a sale! Happy Fourth!!

Quilt Market Favorites

Mr. Clover and I are smiling because he’s just told me that Clover is going to make a new craft iron.  This was back in 2013. Well, I’ve been waiting and waiting and it’s finally coming true!  Clover is bringing back their Craft Iron with a new and updated look.  This is my “find” from Quilt Market. […]

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June 1, 2015 - 4:47 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Oh, delicious! I especially love the wools. I just want to pet them and hug them and name them George!

Market must have been wonderful. :)

June 1, 2015 - 5:08 pm

Mary T Salmon - Anne! The Clover iron is pink!! How can I possibly resist?
I love the new designers’ fresh looks. Yummy, warm colors and bright spring colors.

June 1, 2015 - 5:39 pm

RuthB - Wow! Love seeing all the gorgeous bundles and new things from Market! Your new bundle is perfect Anne – can’t wait to see what you make with it. And that little iron…be still my heart.

June 1, 2015 - 5:40 pm

Yvonne - i absolutely LOVE the black and neutral bundles from Zen Chic. And with a baby granddaughter on the way those bundles in bright spring colors are calling to me as well. Thanks for sharing your finds from market!

June 1, 2015 - 6:53 pm

Beth - I love the Prairie fabric line – right between too pastel and too bright! And the Clover iron is a must have. Thanks for sharing your fun finds!

June 1, 2015 - 7:04 pm

Pauline - Sweet finds at market…love the clover iron and your fq bundles…I can vision lots of quilty fun at Bunny Hill!!

June 1, 2015 - 7:21 pm

Judi - I love your big buys at Quilt Market! I especially love your new line. The colors are scrumptious!

June 1, 2015 - 7:29 pm

Peggy M - Love all of your market treasures! My favorites are kindred spirits and the blacks and neutrals. Gorgeous!!!

June 1, 2015 - 7:34 pm

Pat Godkin - My head is spinning looking at the yummy fabrics
Love love love your fabric choices!
Yes to the new pink iron. Thank you Mr. C!

June 1, 2015 - 8:11 pm

Mary S - Oh so many lovely colors coming. Thanks for the update from Quilt Market. The new updated iron looks interesting.

June 1, 2015 - 8:30 pm

sunny - It’s all your fault! I NEED that iron, and I NEED Windermere, and I NEED Kindred Spirits!!!!! Thanks for all the pretty pictures.

June 1, 2015 - 9:35 pm

Susan - Love all your pics and the wonderful fabric finds especially Shabby Chic fabric…….I bet your fur babies were glad to see you when you got back!

June 1, 2015 - 9:55 pm

Colleen - Hi Anne
Your fabric picks are ever so lovely.
I can’t wait to hear from you as I was the #8 of 10 posters, it is so fun to be a winner!!
Colleen

June 1, 2015 - 11:52 pm

Hildy - Thanks for sharing all the eyecandy with us! Didn’t know about the poem on the Zen Chic fabric I need to check it out. And I’ll keep my eyes open for this new magazine!

June 2, 2015 - 2:46 am

Christine B. - Hello Anne! Thank you for sharing all those mouthwatering fabrics…. delicious!! I love the look of the magazine too…. will have to investigate where I can get hold of a copy! :) x

June 2, 2015 - 3:55 am

Sandy M - Looking forward to the new iron. It went on my wish list immediately!

June 2, 2015 - 5:24 am

Carrie P. - OOO! I can see why theses are your favorites from market. Makes me want to go sew right now. Very inspirational.

June 2, 2015 - 5:51 am

Barb R. - Oh all of those fabrics are gorgeous! There is just “something” about fabric isn’t there? Besides being just so beautiful, it has the promise of so many possibilities, so much potential. I think it just fuels the imagination.

And that iron – immediately added to the wish list!

Quilt Market just has to be the most fun! Thanks so much for sharing with us.

xo

June 2, 2015 - 6:17 am

mimi'sdarlins - Wow, you must have been drooling a lot at market :) I love all the fabrics you shared, and incidentally, your Kindred Spirits line takes me back to my childhood days…I had an outfit in precisely these colors! I really, REALLY need to make quilt in these fabrics (perfect for my new baby granddaughter on the way)!

June 2, 2015 - 8:05 am

Karen in Breezy Point - Oh my–you found some beautiful things at market! I can’t wait for you to share what you make with them!

June 2, 2015 - 1:09 pm

Gail - I’m not fond of the new colors…look like 1970s harvest gold, avocado green & russet

June 3, 2015 - 2:03 am

Marilyn - What beautiful fabrics!
Thanks for sharing.
Marilyn

June 3, 2015 - 10:55 am

Malinda - What yummy fabrics came to live at your house! Thanks for the market report.

June 4, 2015 - 9:53 am

in - love all the new fabrics but i can’t believe you have to buy your own line at sample spree??!! ;p

love the week’s wool!

June 4, 2015 - 9:42 pm

Lorraine Isaac - I am really loving the craft Iron and the new wool, lorraine

June 9, 2015 - 4:23 pm

Linda B. - I love your blog. I’m looking forward to hearing more about the Clover iron as I LOVE applique! And your patterns are great…keep it up!

Linda B.

June 10, 2015 - 6:22 pm

Jennifer Padden - Those grey fabrics are just what I need for some blenders on my current project and I can hardly wait for the new iron. Is it tiny?

June 20, 2015 - 2:53 pm

Lorraine Isaac - I love the wool and the valdani threads, are you going to kit, Lulu for us, thanks, Lorraine

Doxie Dog Fever

I’m back from Quilt Market and feel like I have a fever…Doxie Dog Fever!  These little dogs were a hit at market. Apparently a lot of you are Doxie lovers.  There’s something about those little long bodies and big droopy ears that we all seem to love. Here’s the real life Lulu sleeping on my sweater when […]

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May 29, 2015 - 10:26 am

Hildy - Anne, thank you, thank you, you’re the best:-)
Love your Doxie dog it’s really cute especially in pink!
It says on Charlotte’s blog that the dogs will be good for 3-5 days … let’s face it they won’t survive this long with me.

May 29, 2015 - 11:15 am

DeAnna Dodson - Oh, the “Lulu” quilt is precious. When do we get to hear more about market?

Good to have you back. :)

May 29, 2015 - 11:19 am

Anita K - Your pups are adorable, and so are those cute buttons. Can’t wait to see your new pattern. Maybe making one of those quilts will cheer me up, my chihauhau, Boston Terrier mix “Scooter” went missing over a month ago and I miss him something terrible. Thanks So Much for Sharing your talent with us..

May 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Marj - LuLu is very cute and I love her quilt.

May 29, 2015 - 12:02 pm

Norma Wlos - Hope I’m one of the first. Love the Dixie quilt.

May 29, 2015 - 12:05 pm

Michele - Absolutely love all the little doxies! Can’t wait for the pattern for the quilt.

May 29, 2015 - 12:07 pm

Estelle - Your little doggies are so cute! The quilt too!

May 29, 2015 - 12:18 pm

Sue H - I don’t have a doxie but my girlfriend does. They are SO CUTE!!!

May 29, 2015 - 3:16 pm

Pam miller - Cute puppies

May 29, 2015 - 3:44 pm

Michelle B - Count me in as a Doxie lover! Daisy and I have been inseperable for almost 11 years now. I adore that little pink one!

May 29, 2015 - 4:11 pm

Kristie - I have a doxie…he is the best! The quilt is so cute…definitely going to buy the pattern.

May 29, 2015 - 5:05 pm

Barb R. - Well, I know I wasn’t in the first 10 Commenters in your last post (more like #22) but Congratulations to those very lucky ten!!

This Doxie Dog Quilt is just too, too, too adorable. Oh I can’t wait for that pattern.
Any change we could see a full-size picture of the real Lulu – she looks pretty cute. How did Chelsea & Milkshake like having her around?

May 29, 2015 - 7:20 pm

sunny - What adorable Doxies! I just love the quilt.

May 29, 2015 - 7:33 pm

Linda Butler - I’m a doxie mama to 4 as my email shows….please, please, please!

May 29, 2015 - 7:37 pm

Mary Jane - Love the quilt. We too have a long low dog, an Australian terrier (think Yorkiebon steroids). I might have to adapt the ears, but it would be so worth it.

May 29, 2015 - 7:49 pm

Carmen - Absolutely adorable!

May 29, 2015 - 8:08 pm

Beth - I saw the candy Doxie Dog on Pinterest! Almost as cute as your little stuffed Doxies! What an adorable pattern. Can’t wait to see the quilt!

May 29, 2015 - 8:20 pm

Pam - So cute and I don even like doxies that much!!!
Can’t wsit hear of your Quilt Market adventures!!!

XO p

May 29, 2015 - 8:37 pm

Denise Cabral - I love this pattern! I just finished making Pumpkinville and it is adorable!

May 29, 2015 - 8:51 pm

Bonnie Lopez - I’ve just caught Doxie fever! Can’t wait to make and take Doxie out of the pound. She/He’ll be so happy with a quilt we can share. I promise to be a good mommy… Thanks Anne for your adorable designs.

May 29, 2015 - 9:38 pm

Katherine Schaffer - As the grammie to a mini Daschie (Stanzi by name) I just love the new pattern. No surprise that folks love daschies- they are the cutest ever and they have feet that smell like popcorn!!

May 29, 2015 - 10:44 pm

Nancy B. - Finally, some competition for Scottie dogs! I love the doggie pillow in pink, my favorite color!, and a Dachshund too, yippee! The quilt looks precious, the fabrics are perfect, I can’t wait to see the whole thing! We had Dachshunds when I was little. They are wonderful dogs.

May 30, 2015 - 12:22 am

Noelene Winter - Hi Anne,

Dixie dog is adorable………so are your gorgeous dogs……..

Just love your snowmen too you are so generous with your free patterns….thank you.

Noelene…

May 30, 2015 - 3:04 am

Susan - Can’t wait to see your favorite find! I love reading eveyone’s quilt market posts! Love your little doggie!

May 30, 2015 - 7:46 am

Karen in Breezy Point - I think Lulu likes pink!

May 30, 2015 - 8:25 am

Linda - My grand puppy is a dapple doxie. I have to make one (or more) of those!!!

May 30, 2015 - 8:36 am

mimi'sdarlins - Congrats to the winners, I just missed being in the top ten commenters, but I’m happy for those who were more prompt :)

I love your doxie quilt as much as the petite pattern, so adorable! Who doesn’t love a flowered pup? Charlotte’s handmade candy bars are a hoot, they remind of The Simpson’s dog :) Looking fwd to hearing more about Market!

May 31, 2015 - 7:42 pm

SandyG - Your Doxies are cute. I’ll bet all your pets are glad market is over and you’re back home in charge of the blog! I know I’m not one of the first ten, but just had to comment anyway!

May 31, 2015 - 11:59 pm

تور هند - thanks a lot very good article

June 1, 2015 - 4:49 am

Leota Krantz - Simply love your little ones…four legged and two leg ones. Keep that creative juices coming as we all love your fabrics.

June 1, 2015 - 3:17 pm

Colleen Reilly - Hi thank you # 8
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June 4, 2015 - 11:11 am

Eleanor Masters - Will be happy when I can order the dog pattern as my neighbor has a new puppy in the same color as yours. But I am counting the months until I can order the Clover iron and so excited that you are getting that.

June 4, 2015 - 9:44 pm

Lorraine Isaac - Are you going to kit the doggie, I want the pattern but I am waiting to see if you kit first, Lorraine

June 8, 2015 - 9:57 am

Malinda - I’m not one bit surprised your doxie was a hit! She’s adorable. thanks for the quilt market report!

Snow Happy Hearts for May

Hopefully you’re busy stitching away on your Snow Happy Hearts snow lady for May.  I’m a little late blogging about her, because I’ve had so many last-minute things to do to get ready for quilt market.  Just in case you haven’t seen the pattern yet, I’ve linked you to it below. Snow Happy Hearts May We’re […]

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May 9, 2015 - 11:32 am

DeAnna Dodson - This may be my favorite of your hearts patterns so far. Love the sweet garland of flowers. SO Spring!

Lulu is darling. :D

Can’t wait to hear about your Market experiences.

May 9, 2015 - 11:41 am

Hildy - Love your snow lady! I really need to start with this project but so far I’ve downloaded all the patterns and printed them. Perhaps next week (due to a holiday on thursday it’s a three day week for me:-)
To sad that Mark didn’t give in and let you bring your two troublemakers … perhaps you should name two of the Lulu dogs after them (of course, Chelsea needs a pink one;-)
Have a great time at market (and wish Michaela Happy Birthday on tuesday)!

May 9, 2015 - 1:46 pm

mary stiles - love May’s snow heart. I am hoping to get going on them all now that I have finished quilting my Grandson’s hockey quilt.
I have a huge dog and 2 cats and they all hate when I leave them. Yours are so cute and your grand daughter is beautiful.
Happy market to you!!!
Mary Stiles

May 9, 2015 - 7:40 pm

Mary T Salmon - Anne:
Michaela is going to be 15?? I can’t believe it! She is gorgeous, BTW…I love the little Lulu…I used to have doxies…
Thanks for the pattern for May. I have not started it yet. You are so generous. Have a blast at market. Yes, I wish I could go. I used to work market for a Peruvian import company. I loved meeting people and writing up orders!
Love,
Mary

May 9, 2015 - 8:06 pm

kshackabq - Your granddaughter is beautiful! Have fun at market. Can’t wait to hear all about it.

May 9, 2015 - 9:18 pm

Christine B. - I loved this post all about the doggies in your life! Your granddaughter is lovely and I hope she has a lovely day for her birthday. Thank you for another lovely Snow Happy Hearts pattern…. she is very cute! Have a wonderful time at Quilt Market! :) x

May 9, 2015 - 9:57 pm

Beth - Wonderful little snowlady, darling puppies, beautiful granddaughter, adorable pattern! This blog has so much happy :) Have fun at Market!

May 9, 2015 - 10:39 pm

Colleen - Beautiful granddaughter and her dog is lovely too. Your howling Milkshake made me laugh then cry we had a wonderful dog (over the rainbow bridge now) who would bark when the door bell rang at home or on TV. She didn’t go to the door she just barked until we asked her to stop or she tried of barking. She also was the dog that walked on the TV remote and turned the TV on or off or changed channels. She was wonderful she lost her hearing we knew because she stopped barking at the door bell sound she got cataracts and couldn’t see we found out when we moved and she got lost on the patio. She never stopped changing the TV though

May 10, 2015 - 12:31 am

Laura Lynch - Anne, Thank you for posting the daring Snow Gal pattern this month… she’s so cute… love the red check fabric background… I think I might have something similar in my stash. Michaela is beautiful & looks so grown up. Lulu is really cute (both the furry & fabric Lulu)! You’ve worked so hard to get ready for the show & I can’t wait to see pics of the show too! Have fun with all your designing friends!
Blessings,

Laura

May 10, 2015 - 5:00 am

Sue - Have a wonderful time at market. Thank you for the darling snowman heart.

May 10, 2015 - 5:05 am

Lee - I adore the new pattern! The pic of your granddaughter and Lulu is lovely! I love doxies!

May 10, 2015 - 5:34 am

Julie - Me & My Stitches - I have to laugh when you say your husband is looking forward to you leaving! Mine is the same way when I am getting ready for a show – but at least I know my kitties miss me!

May 10, 2015 - 5:50 am

mimi'sdarlins - Hi Anne,
Chelsea and Milkshake were obviously upset about not going along to Market after all their planning and scheming. You’ll have to bring back a special treat for them so they’ll know you were thinking of them. Your granddaughter is so beautiful, and how she’s growing! I can see why her sweet little dog inspired you….I love the new petite pattern and so does my youngest granddaughter :)

May 10, 2015 - 8:04 am

Kay - Your dogs are so sweet. I am sure you will miss them too, but still have lots of fun. x

May 10, 2015 - 9:30 am

Karen in Breezy Point - Lulu is adorable–reminds me of the dogs we used to autograph at the end of the school year. I guess that kind of dates me–oops!

May 10, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Vicky - Lulu and Michaela are adorable! Love your newest little critter!

May 11, 2015 - 6:16 am

Barb R. - Oh Miss Michaela is just beautiful! A very Happy Birthday to her. I hope she has a wonderful year ahead of her. And, of course, Lulu is so adorable.

Then there is Milkshake & Chelsea – just about the two sweetest doggies ever! You can see how disappointed they are that they can’t go to Market. They’ll have to take care of your husband while you’re gone – oh, I can tell there will be mischief while you’re away!!! LOL!

Have a wonderful time at Market – looking forward to reading all about it and lots of pictures.

And, of course, thanks again for the May Snow Happy Heart – soooo cute!!!

May 11, 2015 - 7:11 am

Pat Godkin - Thank you for a great blog update! Lots of news.
Lucky Lulu’s going to market.
Michaela is growing into a beautiful young woman! Her Lulu is a sweet companion too.
Love!

May 15, 2015 - 7:31 pm

Malinda - The pups look so sad that you are leaving! Looking forward to the market report!

May 16, 2015 - 7:46 pm

Peggy - Hope you are enjoying Market! Can’t wait to hear your market recap.

May 17, 2015 - 10:41 am

Gale - Your granddaughter is absolutely beautiful and the cute little dog sure deserves to have a pattern of her. Good Luck with market and I look forward to seeing photo’s in the near future.

Hugs to Chelsea and Milkshake, they look so sad :(

May 26, 2015 - 9:31 am

Corinne - Love the dogs, too cute. The ornaments are beautiful, thank you

May 29, 2015 - 7:26 pm

Mary T Salmon - Oh Anne! Thank you! You are sooooo generous!
I have had many Doxies in my life. They are such a loyal & loving dog. Your new quilt is very adorable!
Love,
Mary