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The Making of Merci La Vie for the American Cancer Society

If you haven’t heard If you haven’t heard, over the last 6 months we’ve been making a second Merci la Vie quilt at Bunny Hill. Yes, I said a second quilt!  It’s a very special version of Merci la Vie because it’s been hand appliqued by women who have either experienced breast cancer, or had a friend or […]

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October 4, 2015 - 1:06 pm

DeAnna Julie Dodson - What a beautiful quilt and even more beautiful story. I’m sure the quilt is even lovelier in person.

I hope your donation does a lot of good for this worthy cause.

October 4, 2015 - 1:20 pm

mimi'sdarlins - This is such an amazing collaborative effort, and kudos to you and all the ladies who joined forces to make this beautiful and very meaningful quilt. I wish good health and recovery to all these wonderful women.

October 4, 2015 - 2:56 pm

sunny - What a beautiful quilt! And sewn with so much love.

October 4, 2015 - 3:27 pm

Mary ann - So beautiful and full of the love and caring of strong women!

October 4, 2015 - 3:37 pm

pam - It see so many familiar faces there. What a wonderful quilt!

October 4, 2015 - 5:09 pm

Tammy - Thats a wonderful story with this quilt. I hope the quilt can be seen and story shared with many cancer patients during their treatment and recovery.

October 4, 2015 - 6:24 pm

Modalissa - what a wonderful project for a great cause. Thank you to everyone.

October 4, 2015 - 6:33 pm

Dani - What a beautiful quilt and story. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the women and their families too. I hope we can purchase the pattern soon. My beautiful Mom is battling Inflammatory Breast cancer too. God bless you all.

October 4, 2015 - 8:15 pm

Karen Shackleford - Thank you all, and especially you, Anne, for this fabulous quilt for the American Cancer Society, honoring all women who have been touched in one way or another by breast cancer. So fun to see photos of Chickie and Sandy Newman. Beautiful women doing beautiful work!

October 4, 2015 - 8:53 pm

Karen in Breezy Point - What a beautiful project–and so special to have had so many wonderful women work together to create it!

October 4, 2015 - 11:24 pm

Melody - Wonderful quilt and how fabulous to see darling Rosie Dekker’s beautiful face. A truly inspiring group of women, including you dear Anne

October 4, 2015 - 11:51 pm

Beth - A truly beautiful quilt. Love the fabric and colors. Very touching stories by some awesome women. I hope all of them and Diana are winning their fight against breast cancer. Prayers for all!

October 5, 2015 - 12:08 am

Hildy - Wow, what an amazing story behind this beautiful quilt! And quilted by so many wonderful women. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer early this summer and went under surgery and then therapy through the summer time. Luckly she now finished with it and everything went well:-) Hope that everyone is that lucky!

October 5, 2015 - 3:10 am

Christine B. - What an incredibly special quilt made by some very talented and inspirational ladies! Just remarkable! Hugs Christine x

October 5, 2015 - 3:22 am

Susan - So beautiful, from the quilt to the ladies who made it. What a labor of love!

October 5, 2015 - 4:03 am

Susan - What a wonderful project and gorgeous quilt – a special meaning to many people!

October 5, 2015 - 11:56 am

Jackie - Incredible quilt! Incredible women!

October 5, 2015 - 9:40 pm

Jennifer down - Dear Anne, The quilt you and your group of extraordinary women have created for the Cancer Society is inspiring. Well done to all who participated. I am a palliative care nurse in a hospital in Brisbane Australia. Thanks to the generosity of many local quilters every patient in our unit has a quilt on their bed that suits their taste and they can even take them home if they wish. These quilts made with so much love and care are very much appreciated. At times when I am sitting by a bedside doing a procedure ,to take the patient’s mind off what is happening I talk to them about the quilter who made the quilt. Telling a little about them and their family,many have also been affected by cancer. May the day come that nurses like myself are no longer needed. Much love and best wishes Jennifer.

October 6, 2015 - 11:32 am

donna - This is the sweetest thing ever and really touches my heart. What a special quilt.

October 7, 2015 - 5:30 am

Barb R. - This quilt is just so special – what a precious gift all of you are doing and give to The American Cancer Society. Truly a gift of love, beauty, graciousness and generosity.

And, Anne, I think we all send our love to your precious daughter-in-law. I hope she is doing well – blessings to all of you.

October 16, 2015 - 3:11 pm

Lorraine Isaac - What a beautiful quilt and what beautiful memories

Hope Blooms

If you’re a fan of my Kindred Spirits fabric line, and you love pink and white, I’ve designed a quilt for The Fat Quarter Shop that I think you’ll love.  We’re calling it “Hope Blooms”.   It’s a quilt designed especially for breast cancer awareness and one that would make a wonderful gift for someone […]

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August 31, 2015 - 7:08 am

mimi'sdarlins - What a beautiful quilt! I love the softness….with all the pretty new looks you’ve created recently, this one takes me back to the look that made me fall in love with Bunny Hill Designs :) The log cabin ruler looks like it would truly simplify squaring up your blocks as you work.

August 31, 2015 - 7:40 am

Mary Salmon - Anne! Your Kindered Spirits has put a whole new twist on the log cabin block!

August 31, 2015 - 8:17 am

Letty - Well I just LOVE that sweet quilt, and your pink and white vintage floral is to die for! Yum! I just ordered the ruler!

August 31, 2015 - 8:46 am

Hildy - Love the soft colors and of course your fabrics! But the best thing about this quilt is the thought behind it. My mum was recently diagnosed with breast cancer she’s now undergoing therapy and fortunaly she’s doing well. Sadly these are not so much her colors but I think she would love this quilt in other colors! Thanks for the idea:-)

August 31, 2015 - 9:34 am

RuthB - So beautiful Anne! Your favorites are my favorites too. I am totally embracing my love for pink. No color makes me happier.

August 31, 2015 - 10:04 am

sunny - Oh my gosh – I just love this! The fabric is gorgeous!!

August 31, 2015 - 12:24 pm

DeAnna Julie Dodson - What a sweet quilt! Love that ruler, too. And that floral.

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August 31, 2015 - 8:16 pm

Colleen - So lovely everything about this quilt is beautiful
Colleen in hot tonight Benicia

August 31, 2015 - 8:24 pm

Peggy M. - Very pretty! Love the soft colors!

August 31, 2015 - 9:05 pm

Lynn S - Your fabric lines are always so beautiful!! I love the name too–reminds me of Anne of Green Gables

September 1, 2015 - 4:22 am

Susan - i LOVE that pink and white vintage floral!! The whole line is beautiful!

September 1, 2015 - 6:27 am

Barb R. - This fabric line is positively luscious! Pink is definitely a very favorite color and this quilt is perfect. It’s hard to pick a favorite fabric but that vintage pink and white floral is so beautiful – Anne, I think you have outdone yourself this time!


September 1, 2015 - 6:40 am

Sigi G - I LOVE your Kindred Spirits Fabric and this quilt made with only the pink and whites of it. I’ve been watching the video (a few times) :) and also love how that ruler works for trimming up the log cabin blocks.

September 1, 2015 - 8:33 am

Karen in Breezy Point - I think that’s the prettiest log cabin I’ve ever seen! I love Creative Grids–they make the best rulers. Since I’ve never made a log cabin quilt, I may need to seek out this ruler and give it a try!

September 1, 2015 - 10:11 am

Dawn - Lovely fabric and the quilt looks great.

September 1, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Susan - Love the fabric and the log cabin pattern….watched the video and they make it look so easy….hope to get the ruler soon!! thanks for sharing this with us……do you ever do any scrap bags of your fabric?? Would love to get one!!

September 5, 2015 - 8:45 am

Cecelia - I just love love love your quilt!!! I’m making this out of your Bunny hill fabrics and I bought the pattern from Fat Quarter Shop and also I have that ruler. Can I use the fat quarters to make this? Or do I need to use the requirements that the pattern says for a lap size? This quilt is sooo pretty and your fabrics make it so beautiful!

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.

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