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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


Have you seen this book?

Have you seen the book called “The 1718 Coverlet” by Susan Briscoe?  It’s not published yet, but you can pre-order one from Amazon.  They start shipping on August 19th and this is one of those books I think you’ll want! I fell in love with this quilt the minute I saw it.   The original […]

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July 12, 2014 - 3:40 pm

liz - I’ve been thinking about ordering this book and making the quilt in red and white…I have a thing for two-color quilts, ya’ know.

July 12, 2014 - 4:09 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Wow, that’s amazing!

I love recreating old quilts!

July 12, 2014 - 5:18 pm

mimi'sdarlins - Hi Anne,
Wow, this quilt looks like it would be such fun to do! The blocks are unlike any I’ve seen. I do hope you find someone to host a group, I would definitely be on board. I’ll be watching!

July 12, 2014 - 6:58 pm

Patricia G Hayes - Anne, thanks for sharing. Will be on the list to watch for and hope someone will start us off. Maybe Jo Morton?????

July 12, 2014 - 11:51 pm

Anita - Love the book! It’s on my wish list :)

July 13, 2014 - 1:04 am

rosa - Looks fabulous.How many blocks are there?

July 13, 2014 - 12:35 pm

Barb - WOW! This is beautiful. I’m going to have to investigate the book.

This would take me a lifetime to re-create but it is stunning. I’d like to go to Britain too just to see this.

How was your visit with your family? Are they still with you or did they have to go home:-(

July 15, 2014 - 8:46 am

Barbara Moore - The one thing I’ve found in my research on historical American quilts is that the patchwork quilt came from necessity. Well worn, usually whole cloth quilts, repaired with patches over and again gradually progressed into more ordered patchwork tops. And, because of the scarcity of materials in the new world, patchwork came as a result.
Here we find that the American patchwork quilt may not be uniquely our own doing after all. It should not be surprising that in the constant trade between the colonies and the mother country, patchwork supplies and ideas were abundantly traded.
This 1718 quilt is a national treasure and this book gives invaluable historical information that is well worth the read.

August 4, 2014 - 9:33 am

Pat Godkin - This is a beautiful quilt, the colors and those whimsical swans. Notice the heart wreath block on the right? I would definitely purchase the book to read about the history of making it. I would like to lend my quilters hand to a group effort so please contact me.

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.

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!