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Snap Shots Update

Most of the children in our area went back to school on Tuesday.    I don’t know what happened to 3 months off during the summer and back to school in September, but here they started school on the hottest day we’ve had so far (106).  No wonder it seems like time is flying by. I’ve finally had […]

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July 29, 2015 - 8:19 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Darling as always! What cute fabrics.

We always had off from Memorial Day to Labor Day. I guess that’s not the case anymore. I don’t know how parents keep up with it.

July 29, 2015 - 8:34 pm

Carmen - Darling blocks and wonderful color choice!

July 29, 2015 - 8:40 pm

Mary Salmon - Anne!
So cute!! How is it everything you make is so cute? I am still struggling with value & color. I’m taking an all-day class in Houston that should help!

July 29, 2015 - 11:55 pm

Hildy - Love your blocks your air balloon looks great! I still need to make mine it’s top on my list. Here in Bavaria vacations start(!) this friday and will last about 6 weeks. Mid september it starts again. I’m used to this rhythm would be hard for me if something would change.

July 30, 2015 - 4:56 am

Susan - So cute – love the colors/fabrics!

July 30, 2015 - 5:10 am

Karen - where do you live that the children go back to school so early in the summer. Here in Arkansas they go the middle of August but I have heard the kids in Kentucky go back by August 5th or so.

July 30, 2015 - 5:40 am

Barb R. - 106?!?!? oh my, you are killing me – too hot for me!

However, that Snap Shots quilt is just adorable – I’m quite partial to the dog block. I haven’t started it yet, but I’m saving all the patterns to make it sometime – thanks for sharing your blocks – they are wonderful!!

July 30, 2015 - 7:41 am

mimi'sdarlins - Love your blocks! A departure from your usual style, but so adorable. I’ve always loved 30s prints, and these blocks are perfect for those. I’m waiting for that bicycle block too….this quilt has only gotten as far as my wish list, but it’s fun watching you make yours :)

July 30, 2015 - 10:07 am

s - Such cute blocks. And I love your fabric choices!

July 30, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Kathy - Love your blocks and fabrics! I used black wool circles for the eyes on my puppy and that worked well. I just fused, but will also blanket stitch down.

July 30, 2015 - 5:56 pm

RuthB - Love your blocks Anne and the fabrics are sweet. Love the vintage look! I’m sure you will find the perfect puppy eyes!

July 30, 2015 - 8:23 pm

Beth - I love these. I may have to copy you. I have a nice stack of Fresh Air Fat Quarters already and no project assigned to them! Thanks for the inspiration ☺

July 31, 2015 - 1:43 am

Susan - Love these 30s fabrics you are using—-so cute!

July 31, 2015 - 9:40 am

Karen in Breezy Point - Your blocks are so sweet in those prints! That bicycle block looks like it’s going to be pretty challenging, but I can’t wait to see it done in 30″s fabrics.

August 10, 2015 - 6:07 am

Terri Mc - Love the fabrics you are using in the Snap Shots quilt! Especially love the apron!

Red & White

Remember when the Red & White Quilt Exhibit was in New York?  If you were lucky enough to attend, I’m envious.  That was something I think all of us wanted to see.  The pictures, blog posts and stories from that event were wonderful. Finally, thanks to the American Folk Art Museum, we can all visit […]

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July 22, 2015 - 12:20 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Oh, that looks fabulous. I so wanted to see that exhibit. The quilt on the cover just fascinates me!

I’ll have to put that book on my wish list! :D

July 22, 2015 - 1:02 pm

Marcella - That was an exhibit I wish I could have seen too! I do have the app though – do you know about it? They made an app that shows all of the quilts from the exhibit and it’s free. Fun to look through!

July 22, 2015 - 4:05 pm

Gale - I was so inspired by the Red and White display that I only saw on the web, that I started one of my own. Hope to get it done for February 2016.

July 22, 2015 - 7:46 pm

Peggy M - Thank you for the info on the book and the app! I didn’t see the exhibit either. I’m looking forward to seeing the quilts in the book and I’ll try the app.

July 22, 2015 - 11:09 pm

Colleen - Thank you anne and thank to your blog reader for her free app information. I have yet to see a red and white quilt that I don’t like and hope I never do.
I want to make one I am thinking an Irish chain would meet my abilities

July 22, 2015 - 11:55 pm

Hildy - Now this book will right now come on my amazon wishlist and perhaps it’ll be a xmas gift from me to me (or my mum). Do you know if it’s just the photos or the instructions as well? that would be even better:-)

July 23, 2015 - 4:48 am

mimi'sdarlins - I do remember that exhibit, though I didn’t attend either, but I recall the wonderful photos. What a great book that will be, I’m adding to my wish list.

July 23, 2015 - 4:49 am

Barb - I wasn’t aware of the Red & White quilt exhibit but WOW! I wish I could have seen it. Thanks for the information about the book and thanks to Marcella for the information about the app that is available.

Red is my favorite color so I’m going to love looking all of these. The quilt on the book cover is amazing!!

July 23, 2015 - 6:56 am

Susan - I would have loved to have seen this exhibit! I have yet to make a red and white quilt but I really want to!

July 23, 2015 - 9:14 am

Karen in Breezy Point - I am so envious too! I’m sure it was a breath taking experience–thanks for the head’s up on the book!

July 23, 2015 - 9:48 am

Jan - Thanks for sharing! I preordered my copy of Red and White Quilts. I did not get to see the exhibit, but have admired the quilts many times. What’s to NOT like in a red and white quilt. Love your work. Thanks for inspiring me to make pink quilts. lol

July 23, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Pam Seaberg - Looks like a beautiful book, thank you for letting us know about it.


July 23, 2015 - 6:01 pm

sunny - Ooh, I just saw that on another blog, too! I’m off to place my preorder. What a beautiful book!!

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.


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).

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!!

July 10, 2015 - 5:53 am

Barb - Oh drat! I missed the sale but I love this travel case! Very clever and I imagine so useful. Nice to have everything you need contained so well. Thanks for sharing this with us.

July 12, 2015 - 4:40 am

Kathy Marx - How fun to see this, as I have one just like it! I made mine at least 10 years ago and liked it so well I made another four for family member Christmas gifts. Everything you mentioned is right about this wonderful little carry along sewing kit!

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!!

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.


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.

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