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When the husband becomes a designer

My husband’s a car nut.  A real honest to goodness car nut, because he says he’s owned and sold about 75 old cars over his lifetime (I picture him at the age of 7 buying and selling).  I tell him I wish we had the money he’s put into restoring all those cars, and he […]

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April 18, 2014 - 5:13 am

Linda - Love this quilt. Glad your husband weighed in on the design for the cars. What a fun, whimsical quilt!

April 18, 2014 - 5:14 am

Vicky - He did good! This quilt is adorable. Is that an oil can I see? Love it!

April 18, 2014 - 9:06 am

annie - Very cute and original design! Love it!

April 18, 2014 - 7:48 pm

Kathryn Casavant - You both do great work together. Cute quilt!

April 19, 2014 - 3:46 am

Barbie - This is very cute but I’d love, love, love a pattern with a lot of vintage cars or “muscle cars”! Something we could use to make quilts for the guys in our lives with a more masculine flair. I predict it would be a great seller and your husband just might have a new hobby designing blocks a guy would like!

April 19, 2014 - 7:05 am

Betty Grove - You’ve done it again and with the help of a supportive husband. My DH is spot on when it comes to colors and he is my go to guy when I can’t decide. Barbie has a terrific idea in having your husband design a quilt for men with vintage cars. My husband can name the year and model of any car you show him. We have the money spent on golf and the money spent on fabric, but ’nuff said. On the car quilt it would have to have a bunny or two for sure.

April 19, 2014 - 7:26 am

Susan K in Texas - This is wonderful. My dad was a mechanic and I know more about cars than my husband. He drives one to get somewhere. I want one that’s fun to drive and looks good.I would like to know where to get a kit.

April 19, 2014 - 11:05 am

Carrie P. - too cute. Love all the little blocks but for some reason the little stop light is my favorite.

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!
http://quiltworld2.blogspot.fi/
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:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33941530@N08/5312433700/
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…