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Sewing with friends

When you start the day with flowers and friends it just doesn’t get any better……unless you add sewing to the mix!  Friday was Mollie Makes day at Bunny Hill and we spent the day sewing with friends! My friend Chickie brought show and tell;  beautiful Scrappy Plate blocks as only Chickie can do.  She’s appliqued […]

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June 23, 2012 - 7:44 am

Anna - What a fun day…nothing better than quilting with friends! I am drooling over the Dresden plate!!!

June 23, 2012 - 2:38 pm

Miss Jean - Oh, how I miss sewing with friends. We’ve moved and I have to get some new sewing buddies. I love the lambs! So cute. (note new email address)

June 23, 2012 - 7:43 pm

Carrie P. - It does look like you all had a lot of fun with your creations.

June 24, 2012 - 9:43 am

Nathalie - So great ! Could you please give me the brand of these lovely fabric so that I purchase them here in France ? Thanks a lot in advance ! I’m fund of your website ! Bises et à bientôt !!! Nathalie

June 24, 2012 - 4:50 pm

Louise - Love, love all of the projects. What a fun day. You will have to share a photo of Chickie’s dresden quilt. I just know it is going to be spectacular.

June 27, 2012 - 6:19 am

mimi'sdarlins - Oh, what fun you must have had! Those projects are all so adorable, I have a few issues of Mollie Makes and want to make every single item in them. My granddaughters love them, too, and have bookmarked their favorites :)

June 29, 2012 - 7:36 am

Ulla's Quilt World - Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It’s so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

A girl named Mollie Makes it big!

Say hello to Mollie, from Mollie Makes Magazine! She’s famous now that she has her own magazine,  Mollie Makes.  She made it to the top almost overnight because of readers like you who love to craft.  Mollie Makes magazine has a little something for everyone as you’ll see this weekend if you join Bunny Hill […]

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June 19, 2012 - 8:37 pm

Joanne Moore - No no no Will be strong…will not be tempted..Plus I just started another Scrappy plate quilt top!!! ; ). I have yet to quilt the first top but cutting out and sewing blades is “sew” much fun. Mollie Makes magazine looks amazing and one of these days Ill take the bait! Having a dickens of a time trying to post photos on the flikr site. Have to get a child to help me! Hope you are enjoying your cobbler! Used to go fruit picking as kids so your post brought back lots of fun memories. we always said they should have weighed us before picking and after and charged accordingly!

June 20, 2012 - 7:24 pm

Lynda - O.M.G.!!! I’m in the middle of so much right now, having just returned from an Alaska cruise, getting ready to go on a retreat this weekend, but I’m going to try my best, because I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE a copy of that very first issue!!!

Thank you SO much, Anne, for giving us a chance at it. I believe I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating — You’re a peach!!

June 22, 2012 - 9:37 am

Barb - Mollie Makes is so much fun to look at. I always want to make everything (I mean EVERYTHING). It’s so frustrating that I can’t ‘do it all’ -so much creativity out there, so little time. It will be so much fun to see what everyone is making from Mollie Makes!!

July 9, 2012 - 7:20 pm

Stephanie in MI - I love this magazine. I just finished reading Issue #14 and loved it. Flagged many projects to try, including the little purse you are working on!

I looked on your website and didn’t see issue #15. Is it sold out? How does one get on your autoship? It sounds like a great price. Thanks for your help!

Mollie Makes, Jeanne d’ Arc and Redwork Kits

Right in the middle of all the crazy sewing going on in the studio, Mollie Makes issue #13 and Jeanne d’ Arc Living May arrived! There’s always some excitement when that happens but when they both arrive on the same day it’s really hard to get any  work done. Mollie Makes… Just look at buttons […]

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April 26, 2012 - 6:10 am

Cindy Sharp - Love Raining Cats and Dogs! That is what my house is like…with a healthy addition of boys.

April 26, 2012 - 8:24 am

mimi'sdarlins - Oh, this has to be the best Mollie Makes issue yet, I want to make every project! Love the Cats & Dogs in redwork, too. My local shop is doing a BOM for the applique version, and also Tiny Town (I think maybe my favorite pattern of yours ever)! So many temptations, so little time… oh, and yes, how DO they produce a magazine with no advertising? Seriously?

April 26, 2012 - 9:07 am

Hildy - Do you know that there’s a german edition of Mollie Makes? Love the magazine! Hildy

April 26, 2012 - 10:03 am

Diane R. - Oh, Anne, I have those very buttons in the button jar I discovered in my mom’s things after she passed away — I just love them!

April 26, 2012 - 2:56 pm

ina - adorable! i want one of those needle felted animals. ;p

April 27, 2012 - 3:36 pm

mimi'sdarlins - Oops, I forgot to tell you that yes, I’ve done lots of needle felting, and it’s one of my favorite forms of needle work. You can be so creative, and everything you make is totally unique and one of a kind. What I love best is that you can blend colors of the wool roving to create the most beautiful shading in your designs. Pls email me if you’d like a couple of websites for hand dyed wool roving, I have some favorites. You can see the shading here in the birds I made for Christmas a couple of years ago:
I promise if you try it, you’ll love it! And I’ve only poked myself a few times :)

May 4, 2012 - 8:21 am

Pepe - Hi, Anne!
I have to say to you that I do love your appliquè quilts!!! I think I will sew all them! I’m finishing Henrietta Whiskers and then I think I will order Merry Meery snowmen (Lovelyyyyy!!!).
I was thinking about your style and suddenly jumped in my head the idea of a pinguin quilts… oh! With your style, it would be so lovely!!!!!!!!! Please, do it! Pleaseeeeeeee!!!

May 5, 2012 - 6:35 pm

Nancy C. in Utah - Hi Anne!!! Everything is so wonderful, but I have to admit that Raining Cats and Dogs Redwork Kit is my favorite ever. I’m completely smitten with it. Big Hugs…

Finishing up 2011

Redwork Raining Cats & Dogs This week we finally finished the new Redwork Raining Cats and Dogs pattern.   What a great end to 2011.   Say hello to redwork in 2012!   Just look at the fabulous quilting!    Have you ever wondered how to quilt a redwork quilt?  You quilt right through the embroidery!  […]

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December 30, 2011 - 7:37 pm

Ruth B - Actually, I did wonder how to quilt a redwork quilt! Your quilt is really lovely of course and the quilting is perfect. Makes me want to start an embroidery project! Happy New Year Anne – and thanks for the heads up about the sale!

December 30, 2011 - 8:09 pm

Mary T. Salmon - Hi Anne:
I have never attempted redwork, but I really love it. It each block quilted as you go? Lovely quilt.
I wish you and your family the best of the best for 2012! Happy New Year!

December 30, 2011 - 8:58 pm

Tammy Edwards - Your redwork is beautiful! Like Mary(above comment), I have never attempted redwork but I’m thinking it would be a great skill to learn in the New Year :0) The quilting is also beautiful…such talent!
I loved the Christmas stories and pictures of your precious puppies, they are adorable XO.
May your life be full of love and happiness in 2012.

Tammy :0)

December 30, 2011 - 9:22 pm

Perry Dauzat - Really cute pattern! What a great way to finish up the year! And I loved your Pumpkin one also. I hope the new year will be wonderful for you and your family!

December 31, 2011 - 12:29 am

Annette B - Your redwork is stunning. Love it.

December 31, 2011 - 2:56 am

Heike - Your redwork looks so wonderful.

December 31, 2011 - 3:54 am

Hildy - Your quilt is just stunning, I love animals … and embroidery! Wish you and your family a happy new year!

December 31, 2011 - 6:59 am

Malène - really nice work for my children’bedroom.
Henrietta is in progress, slowly but surely
My best wishes for this new year and thank you.

December 31, 2011 - 8:08 am

Tina - Ohhh! Your new redwork pattern is just wonderful! I’ve not done any redwork before, but I think I may have to with this pattern. Could you let me know if the pattern includes a fabric guide? Also, what is the white background fabric that you used? And last question: did you use any type of stabilizer for the embroidery, or was it worked without?

Thanks so much for helping me out!

Happy New Year to you and yours!!

December 31, 2011 - 8:12 am

Mama Spark - As always an adorable pattern. I wish for you to have a happy and healthy 2012! Best wishes my friend!

December 31, 2011 - 8:18 am

Anna - I love redwork! The block with the cat on the roof reminds me of Anne B’s cat! lol

December 31, 2011 - 8:18 am

Anna - oh…and thank you so much for your generosity with the BOM’s my Henrietta is ready to be quilted, can’t wait to show you!

December 31, 2011 - 8:24 am

AnnieO - The quilting looks just right with all the wonderful houses and adorable critters. Red and white is so classic, friendly and smile inducing. Happy New Year!

December 31, 2011 - 10:23 am

Carrie P. - a very sweet quilt. Happy New Year, Anne.
Look forward to reading your blog another year.

December 31, 2011 - 11:30 am

ina - Happy New Year to you too! Keeps the animals in…fireworks tonight. :(

January 1, 2012 - 12:26 pm

Regina - belle courte pointe ,le redwork est trop mignon j’aime beaucoup ,mon petit fils vat aimer aussi !!!!

bonne et heureuse année Anne pleins de belles créations encore cette année
amitiés de Regina

January 1, 2012 - 7:09 pm

selina - This is a stellar redwork pattern. Thinking it would make a good raffle quilt for my local animal rescue group. Have to think that one through. No matter what I will need to order it soon. Great work as always.

January 2, 2012 - 11:04 am

Pauline - Another adorable pattern….LUV, Luv, luv it…..I know it will be another one that I will stitch more than once……I’ve stitched Rabbits Prefer Embroidery 4 times…..even gave a set of the blocks to Pam for a giveaway on her blog…..I was new to blogging at the time….what was I thinking….that was a HUGE giveaway and one lucky winner. I’ve stitched it 3 times in red and once in brown. I’ve got my list ready for your sale…..just waiting for the 5th. The family has returned to Canada and it is sEw very quiet…..I’ve had a few lazy days….doing some hand stitching as I’ve taken my sewing machine in for a spa treatment…10 – 14 days is the wait time….I have other machines I could use but that one is my favorite…I’m on the lookout for a Singer featherweight…something I’ve always thought I would luv to own….got to get it before DH retires.

It is time to getting moving as I have a few errands to run and I’m getting fanny fatigue sitting at the computer……

Wishing you a new year full of happiness and good health. hugs Pauline

January 3, 2012 - 11:02 pm

Pam @ Antique or Not - That redwork is so very pretty! I haven’t tried it yet, am a new quilter, but will definitely have to give it a shot soon.


January 4, 2012 - 6:54 am

Charo - Wonderfullllllllllllllllllll…. waiting the code to buy this on other patterns. Thanks so much. Kisses Charo

January 4, 2012 - 1:50 pm

mimi'sdarlins - This is such a cute pattern, Anne :) Some day I’m going to do a redwork quilt! A bit late, but Happy New Year!

January 5, 2012 - 4:41 am

Elisa - Did the newsletter go out? I’m panicking that I didn’t sign up correctly for it – really want that coupon code because I’ve been waiting forever to order the Raining Cats & Dogs pattern! Knew the first moment you shared sneak peaks that I had to have it :) Did the newsletter go out?

January 6, 2012 - 5:07 pm

Linda K. - I’m also wondering about the coupon code. I’m sure I’m signed up for the newsletter but haven’t seen the code. What happened?