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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.

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

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We have a Winner!

I stopped by to let them pick a winner for the lovely “S is for Stitch” book.  They do things in such “randomness”,  they make it easy to pick someone. I just put in the numbers, hit enter, and ta da a winner is declared! Ellen M #194 who happened to comment: “Such charming […]

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April 5, 2013 - 4:44 am

mimi'sdarlins - Love the new jelly roll bag, Anne… a girl can never have too many bags! Your fabrics always stand out on the shelves at my local shop :)

April 5, 2013 - 5:02 am

Barb - Congratulations to Ellen M! Happy embroidery!

Anne, how do I sign up to be on the Newsletter list? I used to get it, but it doesn’t look like I received it today, and I don’t see where to subscribe on your site. Thanks.

BTW, that tote is too, too cute! (like everything you do!)

Snowmen Warm Your Heart

I can never get enough snowmen.  There’s just something about the little guys that makes me happy! When I was at Fall market last October I saw Lisa’s Snowman Gatherings fabric and I had to have it. Now, a few months later, we’ve turned it into a new version of Postcard Cuties for Winter! We […]

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February 4, 2013 - 7:44 pm

Anne Beale - Hi Anne,
I, like yourself, cannot get enough of snowmen and as I live in sothern Australia, we don’t see
much snow. I’m looking forward to the release of the updated pattern and hope you have a little kit available. I’ll certainly be keeping an eye out. May I also say how delightful the pastel wool project looked. Thoose little sneak peeks certainly are tempting.
Warmest regards

February 4, 2013 - 8:25 pm

Carol Lewis - Your snowman pattern is so cute! I love that the snowmen will be made of wool.

February 5, 2013 - 4:48 am

Anita K - Love It!!! Can’t wait, I’m in for a kit, I too can’t get enough of those adorable snowmen, they have “personality”!!!!

February 5, 2013 - 4:50 am

Vicky - I want a kit, too! You’d better make up a bunch of them! The quilt looks adorable, but all of your quilts are adorable! And congrats to Lissa for another great cover quilt!

February 5, 2013 - 7:13 am

mimi'sdarlins - I love snowmen too, Anne, and can’t wait to see the new Postcard Cuties quilt, those designs are such fun to use individually as well as in the wall quilt. I recently received that issue of APQ and loved that eye catching pattern. You’ll like this…her other cover pattern has been sitting next to my comfy chair since before the holidays….it’s been working its way to the top of my to-do list :)

February 5, 2013 - 11:52 am

Jane - Love this project idea!! Am planning on getting a kit when available!!

February 5, 2013 - 11:53 am

Jane - Count me in for this project!! Will be watching for the kit to be available!!

February 5, 2013 - 12:34 pm

Pam P - Yahoo!! PCFW looks so wonderful in wool – I’m on board too :)

February 5, 2013 - 2:12 pm

Regina - I made Postcard Cuties for Winter for my sister for her birthday. I love it in the blues and wool, I love working with wool. So pretty, can’t wait.

February 6, 2013 - 10:52 am

Launa - What a wonderful fabric selection for this delightful pattern so I’ll certainly be waiting for this darling new kit and pattern! I’ve just hung up last year’s BOM snowmen quilt for February and Valentine’s day. Thank you Anne for the inspirations!

February 8, 2013 - 2:24 pm

donna - Your snowman angel is sooo cute.

February 12, 2013 - 5:14 pm

Rachael Rabbit - For some reason – and I can not figure it out – my middle one is scared of snowmen …. Be assured yours are super cute though! We have just been using some of that ribbon stash you sent me some years back – I can’t tell you how long that is lasting us/me.

Wool in the studio

I’ve been so wrapped up in wool I’m in heaven!  I feel like I’m playing with paper dolls and it’s so much fun.  It just doesn’t get any better than this…unless you box up some Valdani Pearl Cotton to go with it!   These are the new Bunny Hill Pastel wools from Moda Fabrics and […]

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January 26, 2013 - 7:13 am

mimi'sdarlins - Anne, I love these beautiful pastels….and they are not easy to find! Can’t wait to see the rest of what you and Kim are working on :)

January 26, 2013 - 7:33 am

Darlene - Luscious pastel wools – really yummy! Can’t wait to see your projects and patterns.

January 26, 2013 - 8:10 am

BJ - They look delicious – love the colors for Spring!

January 26, 2013 - 8:14 am

Tina - Can’t wait to see the pattern – it looks wonderful! Are there any tricks to working with wool?

January 26, 2013 - 9:15 am

Miss Jean - I’ve never worked with wool. Is that machine or hand stitching?

January 26, 2013 - 12:30 pm

ina - Love those colors! ;p

January 26, 2013 - 4:06 pm

Kristy - The colors are simply magnificent! Kristy

January 26, 2013 - 4:49 pm

Rachel - Oooh so pretty!! Looks so soft and yummy. :) :) Can’t wait to see it done.


January 27, 2013 - 3:27 am

tinyinc - the colours and matching threads are lovely. Intrigued to see what is being made!

January 27, 2013 - 4:22 pm

Sue P - wow love the pastels drool worthy! Can’t wait for these to be available.

January 28, 2013 - 9:05 am

SuzK - love the wool colors and those threads are yummy!

January 29, 2013 - 2:03 am

Laura L. - I just love the new wool & silk threads. I think the names on the thread are so great! I bet someone had fun thinking them up . . . 80 . . . what a great selection!

Can’t wait to see the new patterns you are working on. Keep on stitching :0}