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And The House Became a Home

Sometimes I’m inspired by unexpected things.  I’ve been watching house renovation shows like “Love It Or List It” and “The Property Brothers” on HGTV.  They got me thinking about what makes a house a home, nesting, and how much love we all put into our homes. Soon I was sketching out a quilt and “The […]

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May 25, 2014 - 12:14 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Awww, isn’t that sweet? :)

May 25, 2014 - 12:48 pm

PAtricia G Hayes - HI Anne, Good for you, oh to be so talented as you. However I will enjoy the fruits of your labors.

I, too, sit and do handwork while watching the very same shows as you. In fact grandson just called and told me how he wants to learn to do what those people do and I suggested to him that he watch those shows also. haha apropos

Do you get kumquats out there also. We had a kumquat festival here in FL a few months ago, and I now have several peat pots growing with the seeds. Hopeful I will have some someday. I also love calamondins, neither of which I can get locally only the kums once a year.

How wonderful that you have the other farms so close by.

Happy Memorial Day PGH

May 25, 2014 - 2:14 pm

Carole Crane - Thank you for sharing your weekend with us! I can remember as a child slipping into our neighbors yard and picking cherries from their trees. Nothing better!

May 25, 2014 - 6:31 pm

sunny - I love your little quilt! Enjoy your cherries. We’re having a perfect weekend in Maryland, with perfect weather.

May 25, 2014 - 9:24 pm

Mary Ann - Such a lovely quilt. I will be looking forward to the kits.

May 25, 2014 - 10:38 pm

Denise - Omg! We live I. Antioch! We are neighbors!

May 26, 2014 - 11:42 am

Mary T Salmon - Wow…sea bass…what a treat. I would love some fresh! Have a wonderful day.
I love your new pattern.
Love,
Mary

May 28, 2014 - 9:59 am

mimi'sdarlins - What a darling quilt! Love the colors (you can’t lose with French General), and your design is so sweet, as always.

May 30, 2014 - 9:42 pm

Lorraine Isaac - Love the house quilt, I will be doing it for sure, thanks, Lorraine

June 3, 2014 - 12:25 am

Martha Cook - Your supper sounds yummy. In the state of Maine we have lobster and strawberry rhubarb pies. Wow, traffic there looks crazy! Love your talent.

June 5, 2014 - 6:52 pm

Bev Hernandez - The punchneedle critters are so cute!
And, I’m drooling over the leftovers and scraps from your previous projects.
Bev H.

June 6, 2014 - 10:35 am

Mary T Salmon - Anne:
I am floating on air. Thank you SO MUCH for the wonderful bag of scraps and FQs. I will use them in my House/Home quilt when I get the pattern. It will be a gift for my daughter and husband when they buy their first home.
Thanks again!
Love,
Mary

Introducing Simple Pleasures

When life gets crazy I turn to applique.   Give me fabric, thread, and a needle and I can relax.   My newest block of the month, “Simple Pleasures” is 12 months of handwork that’s portable and easy to stitch.  Once you’ve prepared a block, it’s perfect to take to along to stitch anywhere you […]

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May 23, 2014 - 5:34 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Awww, isn’t that sweet? I love it.

And, yes, the lamb is just darling. I wish you’d design a whole lamb quilt! :D

Of course, I’m still plugging away on Baltimore Bunnies, but I’ve finished all the blocks and one border, so I’m getting there. Whew!

May 23, 2014 - 9:29 pm

RuthB - Love it Anne! The fabrics are awesome and its great that money is going to Libby Lehman.

May 24, 2014 - 7:40 am

mimi'sdarlins - I love this new pattern, Anne! All of the Moda ‘Cause’ collections are so beautiful, too. Your applique patterns have a quietness about them that I find appealing. I have several applique quilts in progress, many of them yours…it’s so nice to pick up a block and stitch as you mentioned.

May 24, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Jean - I just love the new pattern!!!! The Community fabric is gorgeous and I so appreciate Moda doing that for LIbbby!

May 25, 2014 - 6:49 am

Mary T Salmon - Anne!
How could you post this now?? I have to wait until September for the pattern and October for the fabrics? How could you be so cruel! :)
Can’t I be a tester or something? I love lambs (my nick name) and the entire pattern is very, very cool. I will do anything for Libby. I am so glad this is taking place.
Love,
Mary

May 26, 2014 - 7:10 am

Vicky - It’s beautiful, Anne! I adore your BOMs. Some day soon I hope to jump in and finish up all the ones I’ve started. But this one is definitely on my to-do list!

May 30, 2014 - 9:45 pm

Lorraine Isaac - A beautiful quilt, we are so lucky to have such talented designers to design quilts for our pleasure, thank you, Lorraine

June 5, 2014 - 6:43 am

tammy spencer - Love this new pattern and the fabrics are wonderful. Another great pattern to add to my future quilts.

June 20, 2014 - 4:29 pm

PATRICIA G HAYES - HI ANNE, FINALLY, BEEN TRYING ALL DIFFERENT WAYS TO GET THIS TO YOU.
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Living Quilt Market Vicariously

It’s quilt market weekend and I’m living it vicariously through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  You can too, if you put in the hashtags, #quiltmarket or #showmethemoda in one of your apps.  Here’s a picture I found on Twitter just a bit ago.  It’s 2 of my friends, Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop and Doug Leko […]

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May 17, 2014 - 5:54 pm

Patricia G Hayes - Wow, sounds like you are truly busy however a fun time with all your new projects soon to be shown to us. I would like to have my doggie but as we are still traveling some after my back surgery heals I cannot have one as yet. Boo Hoo am so anxious to have a pet doggie too, Anne. HUbbie want to travel some more, especially to NH and PA.

I am in the middle of a project adding my Sticky Fabri-Solvy and ran out tonight, Sat night, so that is why I sent that quick message to you. I will manage just fine till I hear from you.’

So I shall manage till I hear whether you are still selling it. PGH, Florida

May 17, 2014 - 6:05 pm

SandyG - Congratulations, one more chemo treatment to go for your DIL and all of you. That is exciting news!
We look forward to seeing the new patterns. xx

May 17, 2014 - 7:22 pm

Anita - Where do you go for your farmers market? I’m local and would love to check it out :) thanks!

May 17, 2014 - 7:40 pm

Miss Jean - Our local farmer’s market is a treasure trove of doggies being walked! Not sure why they wouldn’t allow them there. Chelsea and Milkshake would be good! Boy, those cherries look amazing! We just started getting them here. I found some in the store the other day – pitiful looking! I can’t wait to see your new patterns. I love market time. Do you happen to know the link to the video Moda does every time with all the designers? I always look forward to it.

Take care and Mollie and Maggie send their best.

May 17, 2014 - 8:23 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Wow! You’ve been busy! Looking forward to seeing all your new stuff when it’s available.

What beautiful produce. Delicious. And Milkshake sure looks cute. :D

May 18, 2014 - 6:23 am

mimi'sdarlins - Hi Anne! I was surprised to see Doug’s picture at the top of your post. I met him when he was just 12 or 13, already designing quilts at that young age. His family used to own/operate a local quilt shop. Such a nice young man and so talented. I’ll miss seeing your quilt booth this time around but look fwd to all the new patterns. I’m so glad that your DIL is near the end of treatments.

May 18, 2014 - 10:19 pm

pam - I’m with you Anne, watched social media all weekend. I missed the people for sure, but seeing postings about cancelled and delayed flights and the hot setup, not so sad. Glad to hear that your DIL is at the end of her treatment and hope that she is responding well. She’s lucky to have a nice mother-in-law like you. Love the pictures of the dogs. That name, Milkshake, just cracks me up. So cute. xop

May 19, 2014 - 10:41 am

ina - our favorite strawberry guy is back at the farmer’s market near us….we’ve missed him all winter! yay for fresh fruit other than an apple or banana! ;p

May 19, 2014 - 6:07 pm

Barb - Can’t wait to see your new patterns. Based on everything you’ve ever designed /made in the past I just know they will all be too, too wonderful!!

I’m so happy to read that your precious DIL is nearing the end of chemo – I’m sending my prayers to all of you. Blessings and strength.

I Believe

I’ve believed in Santa, Snowmen and fairy tales since my earliest memories.  Where would the world be without Frosty the Snowman or stories of Santa at the North Pole?  Children believe, and are more than willing to share that innocence with us.  It’s a wonderful, whimsical feeling that makes us smile and feel young again. […]

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May 1, 2014 - 8:33 am

Barb - This quilt is just too wonderful! I think you outdo yourself every time!! Between your wonderful quilt design and Nubin Jensen’s quilting, I think you definitely have a Blue Ribbon winner here!!

I think I may have to attempt this amazingly charming quilt.

May 1, 2014 - 8:52 am

Carole crane - Another job well done!

May 1, 2014 - 10:21 am

liz n. - Will the pattern be available by itself? Your design is (as usual) wonderful!! I’d love to make this one in blue and white for my daughter to add to her blue and white quilt collection!

May 1, 2014 - 10:37 am

Mary on Lake Pulaski - This is just an amazing and heartwarming quilt Anne! Will the people at market get to view it in person! I’ll be keeping an eye out for a kit! Winter Wonderland is the BEST Christmas fabric in a long time!

May 1, 2014 - 12:54 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Oh, that’s darling. And, yes, the quilting is just right. So cute!

May 1, 2014 - 1:35 pm

linda - This reminds me of Christmas when I was a toddler. I had a red and white printed stocking (it looked like a real sock) and so did my twin sister. And those red rubber boots! Oh to be little again and enjoy all the wonders of that age. :)

May 1, 2014 - 5:19 pm

Leeanne - Beautiful! I am always very careful when quilting stitchery quilts. I usually never quilt over the designs, unless of course my customer asks me to, but this quilt is lovely!

May 2, 2014 - 12:06 am

malen - ES PRECIOSA!

May 4, 2014 - 1:38 pm

rosa - This quilt is just fantastic and love your fabric combo

May 7, 2014 - 2:50 pm

Vicky - I almost messed up because I forgot to order this one! I found the kit at FQS — whew! I’m totally in love with your applique and embroidery quilts. They just keep getting more cute!