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Waiting for fabric

It’s the first day of Autumn and normally I wouldn’t even notice its arrival.  I should be heavy into market sewing because Quilt Market starts on October 24th.  Yet, here I sit waiting for my sample yardage to arrive and enjoying a touch of Fall weather.  It should arrive around September 29th. and there will be a lot of stress […]

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September 23, 2015 - 3:19 pm

mimi'sdarlins - Oh, that book looks like a must have! You have me curious about your new fabric line, looking forward to seeing it. Too bad it’s so late in arriving, but I’m sure you and your staff will be ready in time for market, although a bit frazzled. Just try to relax and enjoy another book :)

September 23, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Cathy - I like the Kinsey Milhone series too. I hope that after “Z,” Sue Grafton starts over with A2 or A Squared or something.

September 23, 2015 - 5:20 pm

Gretchen - Is that a hint of a Bunny Hill Halloween fabric line?!?!?! Be still my heart and rev up that credit card LOL! I can’t wait to see it!

September 23, 2015 - 7:00 pm

sunny - No PINK?!?!? Well, I guess since it’s the first day of Fall, you’re entitled to something a little different. I’m putting that Red and White quilt book on my wish list.

September 23, 2015 - 7:09 pm

DeAnna Dodson - I can’t wait to see the new fabric! :)

September 23, 2015 - 7:18 pm

Sandy Bovee - A little bird told me that Sue Grafton will begin with numbers…

September 24, 2015 - 12:08 am

Hildy - The only Bunny Hill collection without pink is Winterwonderland. But since this was a great collection I’m sure your new one will be gorgous, too:-) Especially if it’s a Halloween/Autumn one!
Can’t wait to start Devoted in Death I love Nora Roberts. I’ve read some Sue Grafton books but not in order so perhaps I’ll need to start again.
I’ve just finished a great book it’s called ‘The Axeman’s Jazz’ by Ray Celestin it’s about New Orleans after the first World War and the Mafia and Lewis (Louis) Armstrong are thrown in, too. It’s really good and easy to read.

September 24, 2015 - 4:30 am

Susan - I can’t wait to see your new fabric line!! Pumpkin, ash, raven and apricot sound lovely!!!!

September 24, 2015 - 9:03 am

Barb R. - Oh Anne, that book of red & white quilts looks amazing – I love red! I think I’ll have to order that. One!!

I’m so looking forward to seeing your new fabric line – hard to imagine no pink in something from you, but everything you design is magical so I know this will be absolutely beautiful too!

Thanks, too for the book suggestions. I’ve read all of Louise Penny’s books except this one (it’s on my list) (don’t you just love Chief Inspector Gamache? )

Never read Sue Grafton so I’ll have to start with the letter “A” – I’ve always meant to read her but somehow other books get picked up first.

All the best to you, Anne, and thank you for all of your beautiful work!!

September 24, 2015 - 10:30 am

Karen in Breezy Point - I am amazed that there will be no pink in your next line of fabric, but then I think about some of your adorable Halloween designs and it makes sense (sort of)! I guess I am going to have to break down and buy the Red and White book–I’ve been trying to resist, but your review has won me over.

September 24, 2015 - 11:32 am

Sue H - Thanks for sharing the books! I also read J.D. Robb and Sue Grafton but haven’t been introduced to Louise Penny. I’ll have to check her out!

September 24, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Pat Godkin - I am always so excited when I receive a post from you in my email. I am a lover of red quilts too. When I began to quilt again a few years ago, I made Bunnies Love Embroidery.
The new fabric collection colors sound charming. Can’t wait until October 5!
I have not been disappointed with Blake Crouch author of Wayward Pines trilogy or Brad Meltzers series on a modern day Culpepper Spy Ring.
I am currently reading Crouch’s book “Abandon”. They are full of suspense and mystery.

September 24, 2015 - 5:13 pm

RuthB - I’m always anxious to see what you’ve been up to Anne! And the books you feature are fun because if you like it I would probably like it too!

It’s the kitty block!

It’s time for the kitty block on the Fat Quarter Shop Snapshots quilt along!  “Here kitty kitty” will get you a surprising welcome at my house, so this block is the perfect one for me. Oh wait, that’s the wrong picture!  I was going to put this one in later when I told you what kitty […]

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September 15, 2015 - 7:23 am

mimi'sdarlins - What a darling block! It may be replacing the bicycle block as my new favorite :)

September 15, 2015 - 8:33 am

DeAnna Dodson - Awww! I knew this one would be my favorite!

Don’t you look pretty, Moochers! :D

September 15, 2015 - 9:05 am

Hildy - This is my favorite block in the whole quilt! And believe it or not I have a gray cat her name’s Lara (and a tiger cat named Merlin) and she’s beyond thrilled that she has her own block (but it’s not nice that she’s teasing poor Merlin because Kimberly missed to make a block for him, too;-) But I’ll change my cat a bit to make her more cat-like … let’s see how that works out.

September 15, 2015 - 10:35 am

Mama Spark - You know how much I love my kitties. I was super excited for this block!! Can’t wait to make 4 of them, one representing each of my 4 cats! Give moochers a BIG hug from me please!!!

September 15, 2015 - 12:21 pm

niki - “sew” cute! love cats

September 15, 2015 - 2:36 pm

Linda - Aww, Moochers looks just like my beloved CC (short for church cat) who I miss very much! She was a stray who stole our hearts. Thank you for making a gray kitty block.

September 15, 2015 - 5:47 pm

RuthB - Sooo cute. And the kitty with the pink heart is priceless.

September 16, 2015 - 3:18 am

Susan - I LOVE it! You have done a great job fabric choices to match your kitty!!!

September 16, 2015 - 5:52 am

Sigi G - Oh, love your cat – reminds me of our ‘Sebastian’ cat. Couldn’t say no to our daughter, when she brought him home with her from Vet school; but our dogs were fine with him – and ‘our’ cat ended up having a special place in my heart!!
Love your block and thank you for designing it!

September 16, 2015 - 6:13 am

Karen in Breezy Point - Moochers looks very regal perched on top of that quilt!

September 16, 2015 - 8:34 am

Betty G. - Moocher is very handsome. He looks sad in the last picture, is that because he knew the article was over and there were no more pictures? Love the block, but then there aren’t any blocks that I don’t love. Thanks for sharing.

September 16, 2015 - 11:43 am

Barb R - Oh, Moochers is just to adorable! She truly deserves her very own block. This could be my very most favorite block of all (although I love every one of them!!), but I am a little partial to the dog block and hope to make it look like my sweet little doggie. What we won’t do for our furry babies!

September 17, 2015 - 11:53 am

Juanita in OH - Moocher’s is ADORABLE! I LOVE the expression on her face, like when you see an add and we can hear what the cat is thinking, I imagine her thinking ” since you didn’t put a pink bow on it I will have nothing to do with it!”. Give her a smooch from me. I think this is such a creative block, purrfect. TFS.

Hope Blooms

If you’re a fan of my Kindred Spirits fabric line, and you love pink and white, I’ve designed a quilt for The Fat Quarter Shop that I think you’ll love.  We’re calling it “Hope Blooms”.   It’s a quilt designed especially for breast cancer awareness and one that would make a wonderful gift for someone […]

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August 31, 2015 - 7:08 am

mimi'sdarlins - What a beautiful quilt! I love the softness….with all the pretty new looks you’ve created recently, this one takes me back to the look that made me fall in love with Bunny Hill Designs :) The log cabin ruler looks like it would truly simplify squaring up your blocks as you work.

August 31, 2015 - 7:40 am

Mary Salmon - Anne! Your Kindered Spirits has put a whole new twist on the log cabin block!

August 31, 2015 - 8:17 am

Letty - Well I just LOVE that sweet quilt, and your pink and white vintage floral is to die for! Yum! I just ordered the ruler!

August 31, 2015 - 8:46 am

Hildy - Love the soft colors and of course your fabrics! But the best thing about this quilt is the thought behind it. My mum was recently diagnosed with breast cancer she’s now undergoing therapy and fortunaly she’s doing well. Sadly these are not so much her colors but I think she would love this quilt in other colors! Thanks for the idea:-)

August 31, 2015 - 9:34 am

RuthB - So beautiful Anne! Your favorites are my favorites too. I am totally embracing my love for pink. No color makes me happier.

August 31, 2015 - 10:04 am

sunny - Oh my gosh – I just love this! The fabric is gorgeous!!

August 31, 2015 - 12:24 pm

DeAnna Julie Dodson - What a sweet quilt! Love that ruler, too. And that floral.

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August 31, 2015 - 8:16 pm

Colleen - So lovely everything about this quilt is beautiful
Colleen in hot tonight Benicia

August 31, 2015 - 8:24 pm

Peggy M. - Very pretty! Love the soft colors!

August 31, 2015 - 9:05 pm

Lynn S - Your fabric lines are always so beautiful!! I love the name too–reminds me of Anne of Green Gables

September 1, 2015 - 4:22 am

Susan - i LOVE that pink and white vintage floral!! The whole line is beautiful!

September 1, 2015 - 6:27 am

Barb R. - This fabric line is positively luscious! Pink is definitely a very favorite color and this quilt is perfect. It’s hard to pick a favorite fabric but that vintage pink and white floral is so beautiful – Anne, I think you have outdone yourself this time!


September 1, 2015 - 6:40 am

Sigi G - I LOVE your Kindred Spirits Fabric and this quilt made with only the pink and whites of it. I’ve been watching the video (a few times) :) and also love how that ruler works for trimming up the log cabin blocks.

September 1, 2015 - 8:33 am

Karen in Breezy Point - I think that’s the prettiest log cabin I’ve ever seen! I love Creative Grids–they make the best rulers. Since I’ve never made a log cabin quilt, I may need to seek out this ruler and give it a try!

September 1, 2015 - 10:11 am

Dawn - Lovely fabric and the quilt looks great.

September 1, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Susan - Love the fabric and the log cabin pattern….watched the video and they make it look so easy….hope to get the ruler soon!! thanks for sharing this with us……do you ever do any scrap bags of your fabric?? Would love to get one!!

September 5, 2015 - 8:45 am

Cecelia - I just love love love your quilt!!! I’m making this out of your Bunny hill fabrics and I bought the pattern from Fat Quarter Shop and also I have that ruler. Can I use the fat quarters to make this? Or do I need to use the requirements that the pattern says for a lap size? This quilt is sooo pretty and your fabrics make it so beautiful!

Kindred Spirits has shipped

Moda started shipping Kindred Spirits last Friday!  You’ll be able to find it in quilt shops by next week.  When Moda says shipping in August they really mean it.  UPS trucks are carrying United Notion boxes all over the country filled with Kindred Spirit fabric.  Hey UPS guys, the heavier the box, the more Kindred […]

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August 23, 2015 - 8:54 am

DeAnna Dodson - Oh, that’s too sweet! I love the dots. Love them!

Every quilt should have polka dots.

Just sayin’.

August 23, 2015 - 9:56 am

Janine - what a beautiful fabric. Sooo my colours.

August 23, 2015 - 10:14 am

Hildy - Have fun sewing with your friends! But it’s really not nice that your fabrics will arrive while you’re out of town. Especially if the farbics are that beautiful:-)

August 23, 2015 - 12:13 pm

sunny - Oh my! I think I’m in love. What beautiful fabrics! I hope you can sleep at night while you’re away knowing what’s waiting for you at home!!

August 23, 2015 - 12:39 pm

Susan - I can’t wait to buy this fabric…….I LOVE it!! :)

August 23, 2015 - 1:12 pm

Carol - Oh I think I LOVE this latest line…polka dots..stripes…delicate floral..all in gorgeous colors!!

August 23, 2015 - 2:42 pm

RuthB - Another gorgeous line of fabrics Anne! You are amazing!! Have fun sewing in Wisconsin!!

August 23, 2015 - 6:03 pm

Christine M - Those fabrics are just beautiful. I’ll be looking out for them.

August 23, 2015 - 9:10 pm

Peggy M. - So very pretty! Great colors and prints!

August 23, 2015 - 10:18 pm

Colleen - Oh no you are going away again the puppy dog is going to miss you so much. To bad that beautiful fabric means nothing to the dogs .
Have a ball with your friends and be glad the fabric didn’t come just as you were leaving or right before leaving so you couldn’t see and feel it up close.

August 23, 2015 - 10:28 pm

Beth - I love this fabric and can’t wait to see those beautiful bolts! The colors are yummy!

August 24, 2015 - 2:44 am

Susan - I’d probably delay my trip if I were you! I don’t think I could miss those dreamy pinks! LOVE them!

August 24, 2015 - 6:45 am

Carrie P. - It is just lovely.

August 24, 2015 - 8:10 am

Karen in Breezy Point - Oh so pretty! Maybe you should postpone your travels–lol!!

August 25, 2015 - 4:05 pm

Barb - Oh have fun with your sewing friends – that is always such a great thing to do. And so much excitement to come home to – don’t you love it when the UPS guy shows up?

This fabric is gorgeous – I think we are all in love with it!!

August 26, 2015 - 9:17 pm

Ann P - Love it. Where are you going to be in wisconsin? That is my home state. Hope you enjoy it.

August 29, 2015 - 6:33 am

mimi'sdarlins - Hi Anne,
I’m so behind in reading my favorite blogs and have a hundred emails highlighted so I won’t forget them. I almost missed this post! I’m up to my ears in grandbabies (happily), gardens, quilts and all the other stuff that consumes a day.
This line is SO darling, I truly can’t wait to get some! I may have mentioned this before, but I had a favorite summer outfit of shorts, pedal pushers and blouse in these colors and you’ve recreated this vintage look perfectly.