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Christmas Quilts

I’ve designed so many Christmas quilts over the years, my house is filled with them.  Not all at once of course. Many remain folded on the shelves, waiting for a chance to be shared.   From my very first one, Catch A Christmas Star, to my latest one, Mistletoe Lane, there are many in-between.  I thought it’d […]

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December 15, 2015 - 7:29 am

Sandy M - Super love all of them. I probably have 3-4 of these patterns.
Looking forward to the next one!

December 15, 2015 - 7:31 am

sandy Lowery - They are all so beautiful and have so much detail. I bet they were all fun to work on.

December 15, 2015 - 7:39 am

Carole crane - They are all wonderful as is anything you do. LOVE your work!

December 15, 2015 - 9:12 am

Hildy - I love them all the designs and the fabrics are great in each one! I have the pattern of the ‘Postcard Cuties’ and I confess it’s still on my to-do-list. But since it’s more a winter than a xmas quilt and there’s no winter yet here I still have time … :-)

December 15, 2015 - 10:21 am

mimi'sdarlins - How fun to see all your Christmas quilts in a row! I remember them all. I seem to recall a contest to guess the theme for The Night Before Christmas (with clues). What I love most about your work is that it is timeless…I couldn’t pick a favorite of all these beautiful quilts if I tried. Merry Christmas Anne, with love :)

December 15, 2015 - 12:36 pm

Leeanne - So many beautiful Christmas quilts! I just recently quilted “Merry Merry Snowmen” for one of my customers, so lovely! Merry Christmas to you.

December 15, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Karen - OMG! Thanks for posting all of your beautiful Christmas quilts! I’m actually stitching on Vintage Christmas currently! One of those ‘U.F.O.s’!

December 15, 2015 - 1:34 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Those are all just precious. How cool would it be to have a whole house decorated with Christmas quilts? :D

December 15, 2015 - 2:21 pm

sunny - They’re all gorgeous! It would be impossible to choose a favorite.

December 15, 2015 - 5:20 pm

connie - just hung my merry merry snowmen up on my wall in my studio…still one of my favorites to display

December 15, 2015 - 5:49 pm

Barb R. - Oh that was so much fun to see all your Christmas quilts – WOW! And they are all wonderful and charming.

In addition to all your Christmas quilts, do you have all of the other designs stashed away too? That’s truly a lot of quilts but what a treasure trove.

Lucky you.

Merry Christmas and many blessings you, Anne, and to your family.

December 15, 2015 - 8:08 pm

Glynis Ballard - Wow, your quilts are gorgeous. I love them all. I made your Snowman pattern and I hang it every winter to enjoy. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

December 15, 2015 - 8:39 pm

Nadia W. - What a great post! I love seeing your Christmas quilts…I too have a few patterns/kits waiting to get completed. I’m eager to see your 2016 Christmas quilt! Sew inspiring!

December 15, 2015 - 9:06 pm

Colleen - Christmas is such a wonderful time of year. I hope you have the grandchildren’s names pinned to the back of the Christmas quilts so they will be passed on down your family.
You didn’t mention your four footed family members so I hope they are all well and giving and getting lots of loves
And I really like the block you designed for the Moda Shuffle.
Colleen

December 15, 2015 - 9:22 pm

Melody - So lovely to see al these adorable quilts together in one post.

December 15, 2015 - 10:31 pm

Anita R. - Wow! Love them all :) can’t wait to see what 2016 brings, have a Merry Christmas!

December 16, 2015 - 3:00 am

Christine B. - Wow! What a wonderful array of beautiful quilts…. your house must look a picture with all those quilts to decorate with! They are all stunning! Thank you for sharing them Anne and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Christine x

December 16, 2015 - 6:27 am

Jackie - What beautiful quilts!! Have a Merry Christmas!

December 16, 2015 - 8:52 am

Karen in Breezy Point - Wow–I don’t think anyone could pick a favorite–they are all adorable!! Merry Christmas!

December 16, 2015 - 12:47 pm

Laurel - I made “The Night Before Christmas.” It continues to be one of my favorites!

December 16, 2015 - 7:10 pm

Gale - Snowbound is hanging on my quilt ladder for the Christmas holiday. I am working on Icicle Days, but it is slow going with the embroidery. May have it done by Christmas 2016 ;)
Love all the patterns. Looking forward to seeing what animal or snow person is on your 2016 pattern. Merry Christmas!

December 16, 2015 - 8:56 pm

RuthB - So beautiful Anne! What a wonderful display of quilts each reflecting your unique style. Love it!

December 17, 2015 - 6:30 am

Susan - Love all of them and nice to see all of them displayed! I don’t think I could pick a favorite one. You are so very talented! I need to get busy and start sewing some of these gorgeous quilts. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

December 18, 2015 - 2:15 am

Lorraine Isaac - Is the pattern ” A Vintage Christmas” still available, I would love to get it, they are all great, I have your first one I am working on, Lorraine

December 19, 2015 - 5:04 am

Ronda - I have so many of your patterns and I love the Christmas ones! My all time favorites are A Tisket a Tasket and Rabbits prefer chocolate!!!

December 21, 2015 - 9:58 am

Marie - I purchased a Catch a Christmas Star kit at a shop in Bend, OR just after it came out and put it in the “to do” stack of projects. I finally started and completed the quilt last year – 2014!!! Love it and how your embellishment kit that was purchased to go with it just gave it that extra sparkly finish. Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us. Merry Christmas!

December 28, 2015 - 6:59 am

Linda P in IL - What a beautiful quilt show..thank you for taking the time to share with us. I love them all.

December 29, 2015 - 12:39 am

Melody - And each and everyone is a true delight.

Olivia likes Halloween

You’re probably not thinking about Halloween now, but I am.  Olivia made me do it!  I started wondering what she’d look like in Halloween fabric, maybe holding a candy bar… So we stitched up one Olivia and then had to stitch more.       Olivia would look pretty cute surrounded with pumpkins on your […]

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August 5, 2014 - 7:57 am

mimi'sdarlins - Such darling fabrics, and I love this little owl! Olivia looks like she’d be at home just about anywhere, perched on a table or sitting by the fireplace. I just saw your newsletter, enticing us with another sale :)

August 5, 2014 - 8:05 am

rosa - Those fabrics reminds me Fall days and the owls are super cute.Have a great week!!

August 5, 2014 - 12:19 pm

Carole crane - Olivia ia adorable- in all of the fabrics!

August 5, 2014 - 1:44 pm

Susan - Love Olivia and the fabric you made her with……<3

August 5, 2014 - 3:48 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Oh, so cute! Love the Dottie one especially!

Now I have to go look at your site and see what I didn’t know I had to have. :D

August 7, 2014 - 6:11 am

donna - Olive is so cute. Love the fabrics and the idea.
Hugs
donna

August 8, 2014 - 10:56 am

Elizabeth - Oh Ann I love Halloween . These are just too cute.
XXOO
Elizabeth

Bittersweet

Our house is filled to the brim with family now.  I’ve had 2 of my granddaughters staying with me for the past 2 weeks and last night my son, his wife and Lily arrived from Germany.    Every bed is taken, the dishwasher runs everyday, along with the washer and dryer.  There are gifts to wrap […]

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December 24, 2012 - 1:25 pm

Lynette - What a fantastic idea to make the photo-tag ornaments!

December 24, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Hildy - Merry xmas to you and your family! Love your cute ornaments. Hildy

December 24, 2012 - 1:51 pm

sondra - What a beautifully decorated tree! Christmas is a time for making wonderful memories with friends and family. Sure makes the bittersweet ones easier to take, doesn’t it? Merry Christmas! Love your blog! Wish I had more time to sew!

December 24, 2012 - 7:41 pm

BJ - Your decorations are wonderful and so perfect with little ones around. Christmas is a time to enjoy what’s most important without all the “don’t touch” words! Enjoy your wonderful family.

December 24, 2012 - 7:46 pm

Sharon McQuistion - Thank you for the wonderful Christmas wishes!! I love the little woodland animal ornaments on the tree. Are they from Europe? I would love to find them myself. They’re adorable! Thank you for sharing your family and your wonderful talents with us. Happy New Year!

December 24, 2012 - 9:06 pm

Jeanne Langston - I so enjoy your blog, your lovely pictures, and your store full of goodies !
your Christmas decorations are so sweet . I love your woodland ornaments!
and picture name tags . I just love everything you do ! Merry Christmas and thank you so much for sharing all your ideas . (And MOLLY MAKES!)
Jeanne L in Missouri

December 24, 2012 - 11:20 pm

Joanne Moore - Merry Christmas Anne! ENjoy your beautiful family! Love the tag ornament idea! I have been grousing that I wish I had picked up ornaments over the years from travels and outings. I was thinking of using photos somehow…the tags are a darling idea!! Plus they wont break and wont pull down the branches. May you be blessed with a healthy, creative New Year!

December 25, 2012 - 6:48 am

mimi'sdarlins - Hi, Anne. I’ve had little time for internet lately, as December is devoted to all things family and holidays. Your tree is lovely and so meaningful with the photos. I love the feathery little owl….I made wool owls for my ornaments this year, which I give to family members each year. I am sitting here with my hubby, fire warming our toes, enjoying the lights on the tree, and the aroma of turkey is already filling the air. Soon our children, DILs and grandkids will be arriving to open gifts. A very Blessed and Happy Christmas to you and yours, I know how precious it is to have your children with you at Christmas.
Hugs :)

December 25, 2012 - 7:04 am

Janet - Merry Christmas, Anne. Enjoy your time with family!!

December 25, 2012 - 7:05 am

SandyD - Merry Christmas.I love the tag ornaments
three of our four Daughters 6 grandkiddies and SIL will be arriving soon. Daughter number 4 is a police officer 5 hours away and will not be home.

December 26, 2012 - 12:48 pm

Pam in Indiana - Hi Anne!
So happy to see that you are enjoying having your family with you, too, this Christmas! I love the idea for ornaments that are ‘kid friendly’! When my children were small, I had them put their hands behind their backs when looking at Christmas ornaments. When our eldest, Meaghan, was about three, would obediently put her hands behind her back but she would manage to ‘touch’ the ornaments with her chubby tummy!
We have three of our kids home from college — the older kids had to work over Christmas — and we have had tons of their high school friends come to visit, play old Mario video games, spend the night and eat! I love having them home and reminiscing about growing up together. Right now we are in the midst of a blizzard — so we are staying in and eating all of the food I have been cooking all week!!

I am especially delighted to see what you did with the pink lights I sent! Thanks for posting the picture! You can NEVER have too much pink, can you??? :0)

XO
Pam♥

December 27, 2012 - 6:44 pm

Renee - Everything is beautiful! Enjoy this special time with your family. Many blessings!

December 29, 2012 - 8:23 am

Sinta - Happiest of holidays to you Anne… sweet and simple is a great idea! It gives you more time to enjoy all those special people filling up your house with laughter and making new memories of time together! May you continue to be blessed in the new year! xxoo

December 29, 2012 - 11:45 am

Irene - Happy holiday Anne to you and your lovely family. I love the photo tags on your Christmas tree and the lovely ornaments. The candles look very special. Happy New Year. Bless you

December 29, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Silvia - What a beautiful decorationsa ! Hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas!! I wish you have a Happy New Year!! Hugs

January 1, 2013 - 5:14 am

Donna - I will copy your 2012 tree decorations for sure. Little folks will come to Grandma’s for 2013 holidays and the family pictures will be so appropriate for new family members.

Christmas at Holly Hill

Holly Hill Quilt Shoppe opened up its classroom this weekend for the annual Homespun and Holly event.   Fresh trees filled the room and the scent and spirit of Christmas was everywhere. Have you ever seen a quilt shop classroom decked out like this?  It was amazing. Table centerpieces were perfect little boxwood trees carefully planted […]

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November 20, 2012 - 5:18 am

mimi'sdarlins - Oh, this looks so cozy and inviting! I love those old fashioned, happily imperfect, almost sparse trees. I’ve never seen a shop so beautifully decorated for Christmas. Thanks for the great photos, really puts me in the holiday mood :)

November 20, 2012 - 6:05 am

andrea - that shop looks like an absolute dream! How gorgeous, and to be there taking a class with you? perfection.

November 20, 2012 - 8:46 am

SuzK - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a wonderful, wonderful book that takes place right after WWII – best book I’ve read in years.

November 20, 2012 - 9:41 am

Marcha - Wow, what terrific! That’s how you create the absolute christmas-quilt-dream! Love it!

November 20, 2012 - 2:22 pm

Barb - Holly Hill looks like so much fun!! Lucky, lucky attendees!

Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family and friends!

November 20, 2012 - 2:59 pm

Faye - Oh, I want to be there. It’s beautiful.

November 20, 2012 - 7:17 pm

Louise - Would love to visit Holly Hill! Love the red and white quilt. Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21, 2012 - 7:01 am

Jo - Like you write … it’s just amazing !!!!!!!!!
Happy thanksgiving ..