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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

Snapshots Quilt-Along

If there’s one thing I like to be involved in, it’s something that helps fight cancer.  When The Fat Quarter shop asked me to join the Snapshots Quilt Along benefiting St. Jude’s I said yes, yes, yes!  Moda Fabrics is one of the sponsors so it’s off to a great start!   The blocks in this quilt […]

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January 15, 2015 - 6:37 am

mimi'sdarlins - This is so sweet and of course such an important cause. I love your fabric choice, American Jane really captures the vintage charm. I hope you’ll share your block with us each month!

January 15, 2015 - 8:22 am

Greg - Your cake block is adorable in American Jane! Love how you lined up the print on the cake stand. And thanks so much for tagging my blog.

January 15, 2015 - 9:33 am

Hildy - Love your block and that you’re using other fabrics then in the kit. And yes, it’s a good cause!

January 15, 2015 - 6:22 pm

KIm S - I love your fabrics <3 I'm trying so hard not to start another project, but this might make me cave in.

January 15, 2015 - 8:57 pm

Joanne Moore - happy New Year Anne!mThis project is adorable. This is such a wonderful opportunity to help fight childhood cancer. For the last 6 months, my 11 year old nephew has been at war with bone cancer. he has been surrounded by the awesome people of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Hospitals like CHLA and St. Jude’s are blessing to all families involved. I am thrilled to take part in this Block of the month. for another easy peasy sewing project, please look into the Beads of Courage program. Little drawstring bags are needed for the kids to carry the beads they earn for all their procedures. it has been a great way to bust my stash. the instructions are on the Beads of Courage site.They will even send you free labels to attach to the front of each bag. Thank you Moda and Fat Quarter shop for helping in this war on childhood cancer. Looking forward to seeing all the photos!

January 17, 2015 - 9:09 am

Barb - Oh what a wonderful quilt for a wonderful cause. I’m always in awe of St. Jude’s and what they do to help these children and their families.

I really don’t need another project at this point, but this is just way too cute and St. Jude’s is just too good a reason to start something new – oh well, what’s one more thing to add to the To Make List?

Your “cake” and fabric choice is wonderful!

Thanks so much!

January 28, 2015 - 7:03 am

Barb - I’m not on Facebook, but I did see Milkshake’s “selfie” today! Ohhhhh! What a sweet face! Just too adorable!!

Snow Happy Hearts Club

Our Snow Happy Hearts Club starts today!  You’ll find Miss January in our newsletter, on our website and right here in this blog.   She’s a sweet little snow angel, the first of 12 “snowmen”. Snow Happy Hearts January  I’ve had so much fun using Lisa Bongean’s Primitive Muslin Flannel  for my snowmen and I […]

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January 5, 2015 - 4:16 am

leratdesfils - Thank you very much for this pattern.
Happy new year to you and your family.

January 5, 2015 - 4:29 am

Patricia C - Love the snowman, thank you!

January 5, 2015 - 4:51 am

Karen Miller - Oh Anne this is adorable! Thank you so much for your generosity! I recently ordered a bunch of Prim Gatherings Muslin Flannels from my local shop and the fabric is yummy! Your Mistletoe Lane fabric is perfect for the hearts. Thank you again.

January 5, 2015 - 5:32 am

Judy Davis - Thanks so much for the Happy Hearts pattern. Love it and look forward to the rest of the year. Have done several of your patterns in the past and want to thank you so much for the free patterns. Happy New Year!

January 5, 2015 - 5:49 am

mimi'sdarlins - Anne, this heart is adorable, and I can’t wait to collect them all. I know my granddaughters will want to work with me on these….thanks so much for the patterns!

January 5, 2015 - 6:08 am

Hildy - This snowman is so cute, thanks for sharing! Don’t know yet if I’ll make the ornaments or a quilt out of them but I’ll sure let you know.

January 5, 2015 - 8:30 am

Deborah Thompson - This is so adorable. Thank you.

January 5, 2015 - 9:49 am

Lorraine Isaac - So very cute, thank you, I make an ornament for the Grandchildren each year

January 5, 2015 - 10:01 am

selina - Thank you for your very generous gift. This sonwman is wonderful. so looking forward to the rest of the group.

January 5, 2015 - 10:34 am

Janet Melanson - Thank you Anne for the great snowman hearts sew along for 2015. Can’t wait to get started. Janet M……a fan from Canada

January 5, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Barb - Oh Anne, the “Snow Happy Hearts” is just so adorable. You are so creative and so talented and, especially, So generous!! Thank you so much for this New Year’s gift. I can’t wait to get started on it.

I also read your earlier post about getting organized. We are having some work done at our house that has required us to have to move a lot of “stuff” and it made me realize that I really, really, really need to Get Organized and do a whole lot of editing and purging! Ugh! It makes me tired just thinking about it – but I gotta do it. The good thing though is how great it is when it’s done. Isn’t it amazing how much “stuff” we can accumulate?

Good luck and best wishes to all of us! And happy New Year to all!

January 5, 2015 - 2:28 pm

Liz Schraeder - thank you for such a cute “heart” I’m looking forward to all of them!

January 5, 2015 - 4:38 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Oh, thank you for the precious new pattern. I’m so looking forward to seeing what you come up with each month.

Oh, and I FINALLY finished my Baltimore Bunnies quilt and took it to the quilter. I can’t wait to see what magic he does with it. LOVE that pattern!

Happy New Year!

January 5, 2015 - 10:20 pm

Anita - Thanks so much for the cute snowman heart! I appreciate the time you take to post this for free :)

January 5, 2015 - 11:26 pm

Gera - Hi Anne,

Thank you for the beautiful snowman! I love him.

Greetings, Gera

January 6, 2015 - 4:53 am

Fernanda - Hello! Thank you for beautiful Project. It is so adorable.
I hope this 2015 the angel of creativity is present in you and let us continue to admire your beautiful creations.Hugs.

January 6, 2015 - 9:16 am

Roberta Klvac - Will enjoy your monthly heart challenge.

January 6, 2015 - 10:52 am

Susie - This is so sweet! Thank you for the free pattern and BoM !

January 7, 2015 - 12:49 am

Hanne - Thank you ever so much for your generosity :-)

January 7, 2015 - 3:28 am

Karen - Thank you. This is delightful!

January 7, 2015 - 7:57 pm

rita - thank you very much for sharing your sweet snowman hearts pattern with all of us. it really is very kind of you! happy new year — stay healthy!

January 8, 2015 - 12:44 pm

Ellen - Thank you for sharing. Hope to begin on this project soon.

January 8, 2015 - 9:03 pm

Linda Brooks - Love the heart theme. Can hardly wait to start! Thanks so much!

January 10, 2015 - 5:39 am

Sue - Looking forward to making these. Might do a small quilt wight the 12 snowmen as well!

January 10, 2015 - 5:32 pm

Delisa Taylor - This will be soooo fun! Can’t wait to get started!

January 12, 2015 - 8:29 am

Pavlic - J’adore, je suis impatiente de commencer.

January 13, 2015 - 1:39 pm

Margaret Gotte - I would like to purchase the pattern for the snow angel. Could you please me how to do it.

January 19, 2015 - 6:46 am

Sheila - I love the little snowman and have made it into a mini quilt for my table stand . Thanks for the sweet pattern .

January 19, 2015 - 10:22 am

sunny - Thank you so much – it’s adorable, as I’m sure the others will be also. Would it be safe to assume that the heart shape will be the same each month? I’ve been organizing my scraps, and would like to go ahead and cut out the hearts before I start chopping up the fabric for other projects. Working on January right now!!

January 20, 2015 - 3:18 pm

Susan Snelling - I have tried several times to print this but it doesn’t work. Could you send the pattern to this email address please.

Thank you

Susan