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It’s scrap bags and thread this month at Bunny Hill.  Sue and I spent a wonderful sunny day out on my driveway, bagging up 3 huge boxes of scraps from Moda;  one box of Sugar Plum Christmas and 2 boxes of Lily & Will Revisited (cotton and flannel).  All of these bags are currently residing on my dining room table waiting for us to add them to our website!

 We also made up grab bags from our left-over Spooky Delights fat quarters.

If you’ve purchased a scrap bag from us before you know how much fun they are!  These are the end cuts of the sales reps sample cards.  You’ll get a piece of every fabric in the collection, but sizes can vary from a 1″ strip to a strip as wide as 9″.  In order to share the fun with as many of you as possible, we’ve limited the number of bags you can purchase to 2 bags per collection.

Since we’re also featuring thread and floss this month I thought I’d share with you how I keep my Cosmo floss organized.  I found this little cabinet that my husband chalk painted for me.  It’s just perfect for storing floss.  In the first 4 drawers I’ve arranged my floss by number, and the bottom 2 drawers I use for my metallic and special floss.  I still need to make some pretty labels for each drawer, but I love how this system works.  When I purchased this little cabinet at Farmhouse Wares, it was more rustic looking.  The white chalk paint gives it more of a shabby look.  I just checked and I don’t see it on their website, but if you contact them they might be able to get more of these little cabinets.

We’ve put all the thread and floss on our website on sale.  Valdani Pearl Cotton, Cosmo Embroidery Floss and Aurifil thread are all 25% off during the month of March.  We’ve packaged our Cosmo Floss Collection into 4 bags, just like the floss in my drawer, making it easier to find a color.  You may also want to try the Cosmo Metallic Shabon-Dama Collection.  Because this collection is so hard to get, we’ve only got a few in stock now. We’ll be getting more in just a few weeks, and remember this thread sale goes for the entire month.  March is a good month to try some different threads!

You’ll find the thread and floss sale active now, and later tonight we’ll make the scrap bag category active.  You’re getting advance notice my sweet blog readers, before I announce it in my newsletter tomorrow.

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.

I have some of my favorite fabrics on my studio shelves now.  They are calling my name, waiting for samples to be made.  It’s Lily & Will Revisited in pink, gray and Bunny Hill Blue.

Pretty in pink,

Beautiful in blue,

Elegant in gray,

Put them all together and it’s a Lily & Will Revisited Bundle!   

I feel like I should order bolts for my own personal stash building, because this fabric won’t come again.  What if I decide several years from now, I need to make curtains from this beautiful gray Cottontail Toile?

Or, maybe a duvet cover from this Cottontail Toile?

And a dust ruffle from this beautiful stripe?  Did I tell you this stripe is was inspired by a 1860’s vintage wallpaper?  Imagine how regal this looked in a Victorian home.

And, of course we can’t forget baby!  I designed this line for a sophisticated baby look!  Here’s a sample of our first printing of this fabric in aqua and brown.  Now, just use you imagination to see it in blue and gray.

Or change this pink and brown to pink and gray!

Lily & Will Revisited comes in flannel too!  Imagine what you can make…

 I’ll be showing you much more in the next few blog posts.  We’ll have kits, free patterns, and so many cute things!  If you want your local quilt shop to carry this fabric, be sure and tell them now!  Lily & Will is Revisiting for the last time.  Shipping to quilt stores in May.

Back soon to tell you about Twinkle Toes.

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