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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}

Chloe, The Autograph Dog

Remember the days of the autograph dog?  Wasn’t it fun collecting autographs?  Meet Chloe, a new pattern from Bunny Hill! She’s here to make sure you don’t miss out on the autograph fun.  She’s simple to make, with plenty of room to hold all those signatures! …Chloe’s been collecting autographs at Quilt Market… and when […]

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October 29, 2012 - 5:14 am

JuliaP - What an adorable pattern! So much better than the store bought kind.

October 29, 2012 - 5:21 am

Karen - Precious !

October 29, 2012 - 5:42 am

Pauline - Super cute Anne, and what a great idea to have Chloe collect autographs. hugs Pauline

October 29, 2012 - 5:44 am

Shez - she is absolutely gorgeous,how clever.xx

October 29, 2012 - 5:45 am

Donna Liljegren - Of course, Chloe is adorable! I can’t wait to see all the autographs you’ve collected. What a great idea…reviving a happy tradition.
Safe Travels!

October 29, 2012 - 6:22 am

Dawn - Oh what a sweetie – shes’ gorgeous! Super pattern and lovely idea.

October 29, 2012 - 6:39 am

SuzK - Oh my goodness – Love this dog! I always wanted an “autograph hound” when I was a kid and now I can make one for myself – woo hoo!

October 29, 2012 - 7:49 am

Miss Jean - Oh, did that bring back memories! We had autograph animals when I was a kid.

October 29, 2012 - 8:02 am

Gill - Gorgeous! What a great idea!

October 29, 2012 - 8:35 am

Louise - Anne, I always look forward to your return home from market, as you post really good photos with us. I do remember those autograph puppies when I was in elementary school i had a similar weenie dog.
Hope you had a good market experience.

October 29, 2012 - 9:13 am

Juanita in OH - Oh my goodness, I had forgotten all about these. They were popular when my daughter graduated from high school about twenty-five years ago, lol. I LOVE the design and all the different fabrics you’ve made them in. I have come to realize that your return home always means some good fun also. TFS.

October 29, 2012 - 9:47 am

Jocelyn - I too had forgotten about those. What a fun project!! Hope you got this one signed by all those fabulous designers.

October 29, 2012 - 11:02 am

Anne-Lise - Chloe is so cute! I love dachshounds – we had one when I was in my teens.
I have never heard of autograph dogs though, we used to collect them in small books.

October 29, 2012 - 11:03 am

Cindy Sharp - She looks a lot prettier than the ones I remember!

October 29, 2012 - 11:58 am

Vicky - I had an autograph dog when I was a kid. He was green with “fur” ears. Wish I still had it as it was signed by a lot of people who are gone now. Would love to start another one! Love those doxies!

October 29, 2012 - 1:29 pm

mimi'sdarlins - What a cute idea, and so sweet in your pretty, soft prints! The ones I remember were made out of muslin.

October 29, 2012 - 3:32 pm

Anne Beale - Hi Anne,

Oh my god, I just need everything. I love pigs and Tiffany is just gorgeous, Chloe a delight and Chick Jubilee a must for my next BOM. I will be on to my quite shop here in Australia for all these patterns.
Collecting autographs on a little doggie’s body, I hope they didn’t press too hard with their pens!

October 29, 2012 - 3:36 pm

Faye - What a great idea! I remember those days!!

October 29, 2012 - 3:39 pm

Kathy h - They are so cute. I loved those dogs from so long ago.

October 29, 2012 - 5:33 pm

Stephanie in MI - Oh, what a great idea! I forgot all about those until you mentioned it. Now, I want to make one for my daughter. Can’t wait for the pattern. Thank you! And what a great idea to collect signatures at Market. Too fun!

October 29, 2012 - 6:28 pm

ina - Chloe is beautiful!!! ;p

October 29, 2012 - 7:29 pm

Sara - OMG! I forgot about those dogs! I had one, wonder what happened to it? How fun! I just might have to make a couple for my granddaughters!

October 29, 2012 - 7:53 pm

Liz - I cannot wait for pattern to come out! I have SO MANY nieces that will absolutely LOVE it! I hope in the pattern, there will instructions for a 1/2 pug and 1/2 shitzu.

By the way, I just want to say, Bunny Hill is my absolute favorite!!!

October 29, 2012 - 9:00 pm

Kathy O in GA - Oh Anne, how incredibly cute! My nephew’s wife just found out that she is having a boy in March…and they have 2 dachshunds! I’ll definitely need to make one of these for them…and for my two granddaughters who are 9 and 7 – I see lots of sleepover parties in their futures!

October 29, 2012 - 10:23 pm

Marsha Smith - OMG, I had an autograph dog in elementary school!!! I can’t wait to make them for my granddaughter and nieces for Christmas! Thanks Anne

October 30, 2012 - 7:17 am

Libby - I too had an autograph dog in elementary school and have been dilegently looking for a pattern for my granddaughter’s birthday and now I have found it. (This one is a lot cuter than the one I had) I am excited. THANKS!

October 30, 2012 - 5:34 pm

pam - Oh so sweet! I think this would be fun for any type of event. So glad to see a little piggy. Did she have a good time at market? Hope she didn’t squeal too much! Does Chelsea have her own doggie to drag around? I’ll bet Mouch would love one with kitty-nip or your new kitty too.

October 31, 2012 - 5:54 am

Kay - Just lovely, the pretty fabric make sher extra special too.

October 31, 2012 - 6:19 pm

Leslie - Oh! what a lovely little doggie!
I love Chloe!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Take care, Leslie

November 1, 2012 - 1:12 am

Laura L. - Wow . . . this takes me back to my Jr. High School days!! What fun it was to have friends autograph my dog with a summer farewell wish. Love it!

November 1, 2012 - 3:46 am

Donya - I have a friend who is retiring soon. I think it would be cute if I made one of these and coworkers signed it…can’t wait to get my hands on the pattern. Thanks Anne

November 2, 2012 - 7:34 am

Anita K - Chloe is just so doggone cute, I haven’t thought about autograph dogs in forever. So nostalgic!!! Love, Love, Love :)

November 2, 2012 - 8:02 am

Terrie Ruiz - Adorable !!! Love love love all of your patterns !!!

November 2, 2012 - 1:17 pm

Barb - I’ve never heard of an autograph dog? we had autograph books here in Australia. Chloe is very cute :) Barb.

This Little Pig Went To Market

This little pig went to market…Quilt Market of course. Her name is Tiffany and she’ll be boarding the plane for Houston this morning. I hope she got a bit more sleep than I did.  I can’t have a cranky pig at market.  :>) With a curled up tail and a bow around her tummy, she’s […]

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October 24, 2012 - 7:08 am

Julie Zaloudek - Cute little piggie. I’ll be there…do you remember candy corn last year? Have a safe flight. See ya!

October 24, 2012 - 7:13 am

mimi'sdarlins - This print is perfect for your new piggy, almost as though you designed it with her in mind.
Alyssa did a great job modeling :) Have fun at market….send postcards!

October 24, 2012 - 7:34 am

Kathleen OGrady - What an adorable little piggy, she will win hearts for sure! Have a grand time at market. I am in love with your new collection.

October 24, 2012 - 7:36 am

andrea - she’s a sweetie! Have fun at quilt market-show us lots of pictures!

October 24, 2012 - 8:35 am

Meghan Grace - The piggies are adorable! My mother and I will be attending Festival on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th (next week! WooHoo!) Will you have a vendor booth there? I sure hope so! If so, we will be on the lookout for you and stop and say Hi! Have fun and hope you don’t get too worn out! :)Meghan

October 24, 2012 - 8:42 am

Pauline - Miss Tiffany and Jubilee are perfect together. Great job hand modelling by Alyssa…so sweet cradling Miss Tiffany. Have a great market and safe travels to you and Miss Tiffany, talk to you after market…it has been way too long…hugs Pauline

October 24, 2012 - 9:42 am

Vicky - O.M.G, a pink pig!!!! Love it love it love it!! Definitely on my to-do list!!

Have fun at Market. Can’t wait to hear all about it from you — with lots of pics!!

October 24, 2012 - 10:13 am

Sharon S - I love this fabric. Cutest pig ever!

October 24, 2012 - 5:02 pm

Barb - I think we all wish we could go to Market with you too! Miss Tiffany is adorable and Alyssa is a natural -she did a great job!! Have a safe trip and lots of fun and take lots of pix so we can share in the fun.

October 25, 2012 - 3:48 am

rosa - She is cuttest!

October 25, 2012 - 10:21 am

Juanita in OH - Tiffany is adorable, I LOVE that curly tail. Please tell Alyssa she is a perfect hand model. I LOVE how nice and neat her shirt looks also…you have an awesome family Ann. TFS.