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It’s been so long since I’ve written a blog post, I feel like I owe you a BUNCH of fun!  So here it goes, are you ready?  Click on the link below, give it a few minutes to load, and you can see all the new market lines and fun things from Moda!  I hope this works for everyone.  Let me know if it doesn’t, and I’ll try to help.  There are 96 pages so get ready!

Moda Catalog Fall 2017

 

Did you see the two new Moda designers?  And how about all that fun stuff toward the back of the catalog?  And Janet Clare’s new line with the dollhouse pillow panel?  It looks to me like 2018 is going to be an enjoyable year!

I’ve been busy finishing up my new patterns for Cottontail Cottage. I’ll be putting them on the website on November 5th. Since my Cottontail Cottage fabric is a Spring line, it’s also perfect for Easter that happens in 2018 on April 1st.  You may want to start preparing the applique templates for our mini quilts, so you’ll be ready when the fabric ships in January.  Remember, if you’ve pre-ordered a Cottontail Cottage kit, your pattern is included in the kit.  I’ll also be doing a few kits for the new minis!

I’ve got a new petite pattern coming out on Sunday that may be the perfect thing for someone’s Christmas gift.  It’s called Gingerbread Christmas and it’s quick and easy with fusible, blanket stitch applique.  We’ve made up kits that have everything you need (pattern included).  Just add the pillow form.  The pattern is $5.99 and the kits will be $22.95 and include the pattern.

There’s so much else to catch up on.  I’ll be back soon I promise.

Anne

I can’t believe it, but here we are at the final block of our Sugar Plum Stocking Treats quilt! Today you’ll get block twelve along with the border applique and finishing instructions.  It’s time to finish this quilt and put it all together!  Merry Christmas everyone, Santa put Christmas trees in our stocking.  It’s time to decorate the trees!

Block Twelve

Here’s block twelve in my Sugar Plum Christmas fabric…

 

And finally, I can show you the finished quilt!  This time it’s an actual photo taken by my wonderful photographer Gregory Case.  I hope you can see the quilting because my quilter, Becky Hubel has done a fantastic job!

Here are the final instructions for finishing your quilt!

Finishing Instructions

It’s been a wonderful 12 weeks with all of you and I hope you’ve enjoyed them.  We’ll leave the patterns up on our website through the end of the year, but download them now while you’re thinking of it.  Have fun finishing your quilt!

Hugs to you all!

 

Anne

Block eleven was designed by our third place winner from the Bunny Hill/ Moda design contest, Lori Weigel!  This cute little snowman, reaching for a Christmas ornament, won her third place.  And of course, her win gave all of us a chance to make this adorable block!

Block Eleven

Here’s block eleven in my Sugar Plum Christmas fabric…

Here’s Lori’s original block that she submitted for the contest…

 

I love how she’s used my ornament fabric to fussy cut her ornament.  Choose your favorite ornament, and you can do the same thing!  Or, if you’re using a different material just use a tiny print for your ornament.

We’ve added Lori’s snowman block to the quilt, but today I have another surprise for you!  Lori submitted another block for the contest!

It was almost impossible for me to choose between blocks and I fell equally in love with both of them.   When I asked her if I could include her second block as an extra pattern, she said yes! So, today you’re getting an extra treat!  It’s Lori’s chocolate lab Mrs. Bean, who turns 12 next month (that makes Mrs. Bean a Libra right along with me and Milkshake who turns 14 on October 7). Here’s Lori’s puppy block:

And here’s the pattern so you can make the puppy too!

Lori’s Puppy Block

 

Thank you, Lori, for both of these darling blocks!

Happy stitching everyone!  How will you decide what block to use?

I’ll be back next Friday with the final block and our finishing instructions.

Hugs,

Anne

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