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Fast, fun and easy layer cake quilt

Sewing with a Layer Cake is so much fun!  Add a charm pack (or 5” squares) and you’re on the road to success.  You can make a quilt in just one weekend, start to finish!   So, when The Fat Quarter Shop asked me to try their new Layer of Charms pattern I just couldn’t wait! […]

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February 9, 2015 - 4:57 am

Patricia Cash - Great quilt for Valentines, Christmas, 4th July, St Patrick’s Day, on and on. I see lots at my home and gifts!

Thank you,
Patricia

February 9, 2015 - 8:35 am

mimi'sdarlins - Very cute topper, and even better made with your Mistletoe Lane fabrics! The rick rack is such a nice little touch, and I like the way you’ve separated the pieced area from the border. I agree about layer cakes and charm packs, they make it easy to get a project done in no time. Thanks for sharing the link :)

February 9, 2015 - 9:22 am

Hildy - Love the ricrac you’ve added!

February 9, 2015 - 10:19 am

Renee - I love the addition of ric rac…what a nice touch!

February 9, 2015 - 12:56 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Oh, the ricrac is darling! Thanks for sharing. :)

February 9, 2015 - 2:37 pm

Barb - Oh this is so clever & “charming” (okay, I couldn’t resist,)

Thanks for sharing this with us – I’m going to try to figure out where I can make time to make this!!

February 9, 2015 - 7:24 pm

Vicki H - Love the ric rac, what a great idea! How nice you are ahead of the game with a holiday topper already done.

February 9, 2015 - 7:24 pm

Lorraine Isaac - Love the pattern, looks easy, thanks for the inspiration

February 9, 2015 - 8:55 pm

Kimberly - How fun, I can’t wait to try it :0)

Love your newest fabric line, I am using it to make my snowmen ornaments.

Happy Sewing

February 10, 2015 - 3:21 am

Christine B. - What a lovely quilt… thank you for sharing the link to the pattern…. I am off to print it out right now! Hugs! :) x

February 10, 2015 - 11:03 am

Myra - Your quilt made a lovely table piece!

February 10, 2015 - 7:52 pm

Lori Morton - What a beautiful Tablecover! Looove it! & I love RicRac! Awesome job! :)

Snow Happy Hearts for February

Are you ready for another heart pattern?  If you haven’t seen it yet, February’s heart is sweet as can be, and it’s just in time for Valentine’s Day!  We’ve used a bit of brown wool felt for the bird and his beak is a tiny satin stitch.  If you prefer you can make the bird from fabric.  Just […]

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February 5, 2015 - 8:26 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Lovely as always!

You don’t know how big I’m smiling right now. LOVE the sweet little bird!

February 6, 2015 - 12:17 am

Hildy - The heart is sooo cute! Love everything about it: the sideway turned snowman (although I have the feeling it’s a snowwoman), the heart and the little bird.
You have some great neighbours wish mine were so good but I don’t think one of them is a quilter:-(

February 6, 2015 - 6:04 am

Barb - You are very lucky to have such a great neighbor/friend that helps bring your beautiful ideas & designs to life. I bet the feeling is mutual :-). It’s very obvious that your collaboration is perfect!

February’s Snow Happy heart is so sweet. I Love It!!!

February 6, 2015 - 6:47 am

Christine B. - Hello Anne! Thank you for this second beautiful pattern… so cute!! I can’t wait to get sewing! What a wonderful neighbour and those fabrics are just fabulous!! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

February 7, 2015 - 9:34 am

Sheila - oh I just love these hearts , thanks so much for the pattern :-)

February 18, 2015 - 10:24 am

Christina - Thank you so much for another cute little snowfriend.

Inspirations

There are so many things that inspire and excite me.  All you have to do is look around, and you’ll find them too.  I get the most excited when one of you uses something I’ve designed, and takes it to the next level.  Maybe you use a different fabric, add a different touch, or you […]

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February 3, 2015 - 7:43 am

sunny - They’re both awesome! I’m loving seeing the Snow Hearts done different ways. thanks for such an adorable starting point.

February 3, 2015 - 8:23 am

Pat Godkin - I have been looking at the Snow Happies posted on the Facebook Group. My thoughts are that there are infinite ways to look at a pattern. I am always amazed at how a slight change in fabric or threads alters the designs or how you might decide to expand an ornament into a whole quilt which is so smart with 12 that you are offering us! I have considered a banner with the months embroidered on top. Love love love your work Anne!

February 3, 2015 - 12:45 pm

DeAnna Dodson - That’s what I love about quilting/sewing. You can take someone’s pattern and make it your own by changing colorways or adapting it to something the designer didn’t think of. Love the blues and greens in the baby quilt. SO cute. And the hearts quilt adaptation is just wonderful.

So many projects, so little time! I could sew 24/7 and never catch up.

Thanks for sharing these. They’re great!

February 3, 2015 - 2:20 pm

Christine B. - Hello Anne! Thank you so much for this lovely post… I love the Cape Cod cot quilt, it is beautiful! Thank you for your lovely comments about the block I made from the Snow Happy Hearts Pattern ….. I so enjoyed making it. I can’t wait for the next one! I love the FB page too… so inspiring… so many talented people! Hugs

February 3, 2015 - 7:24 pm

Tammy - This post is full of beauty! Great pattern and so cool how the ideas pile on and expand when people share their interpretations. As DeAnna said, So many projects, so little time. But one heart a month sounds at least, possible. Thank you for sharing your talent & skills Anne, Lea and Christine!

February 3, 2015 - 7:50 pm

faye - ADORABLE sailboat quilt. Love it.

February 4, 2015 - 12:06 am

Hildy - Love the quilt and, of course, the cat!

February 4, 2015 - 7:09 am

Barb Rohrbeck - How is it that I missed seeing your Cape Cod quilt? It is adorable! I had a thought that maybe you could highlight each of your older patterns occasionally – kind of a reminder how wonderful they all are. I know I’m going to go look at them all a little bit closer.

Thanks to you and Lea Kagel for sharing that sweet quilt.

And Christine’s Snow Happy Heart is beautiful! What a wonderful idea she has shared!! And it’s so fun to discover another blog to read!!

It is really so amazing all the creativity out there.

A big “thank you” to all of you!

February 5, 2015 - 7:20 am

mimi'sdarlins - I love this version of your baby quilt, Anne. Beautiful work by Lea, the colors are so serene. Christine’s angel is adorable as well, what fun to see how others interpret your patterns. Come to think of it, your new angel must be in my mailbox as we speak…I’m a bit behind in my reading :)

February 5, 2015 - 11:41 am

DeAnna Dodson - LOVE your February block, too! :D

Choosing Fabric for Snow Happy Hearts

It’s 8 days and counting until the next heart pattern is here.  I hope you’re excited!  Here’s a little hint for the Snow Happy Hearts  theme for February;  you can use it as a Valentine, and you may want to make more than one. Some of you have asked about the heart fabrics for the rest of the […]

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January 28, 2015 - 4:55 pm

Linda - I just love the colors of your fabrics. They remind me of my teddy bear and Easter bunny of my childhood. <3

January 28, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Barb - Your Mistletoe Lane fabric line is so charming and I love the Snow Happy. Hearts.

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern with us. I’m so looking forward to February, too – can’t wait to see what design you have come up with next!! Hmmmm. . . .

January 28, 2015 - 5:54 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Love those fabrics together! I love the tan with the reds and pinks. So pretty!

January 29, 2015 - 7:24 am

mimi'sdarlins - Ooh, these fabrics are so beautiful! Looking fwd to the Feb heart. Wish I had time to sew them but for now must be content to just collect the patterns :)

January 29, 2015 - 11:13 am

Julie Zaloudek - Any chance of there being a fabric bundle for the background fabrics?

February 4, 2015 - 5:12 am

Jill - I’m slightly late to the Snow Happy Heart Club, but looking forward to getting stuck in, I’ve downloaded the instructions, now to order the muslin and have a play in my fabric stash!
Thanks for the patterns,
Jillxo