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My friend Kimberly, at the Fat Quarter Shop has been doing a Designer Mystery Block of the Month every year since 2011!  I think I’ve had the honor of being in at least half of them! Kim chooses a fabric collection and then invites designers to join her in designing a mystery block.  The result is fun, […]

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  • April 23, 2016 - 12:03 pm

    mimi'sdarlins - There are so many great combo possibilities in these prints! If it would surprise me, then I’d guess the blue dots, the black stripe and the white print. At least those appeal to me today…guess we’ll have to wait and see what block you made :)ReplyCancel

  • April 23, 2016 - 12:33 pm

    sunny - Uh huh. Yep. Sure. I know exactly which block is yours! LOL! It’s all beautiful fabric.ReplyCancel

  • April 23, 2016 - 7:36 pm

    Colleen - I see the red stripe peeking out but the other 2 fabrics not so sureReplyCancel

  • April 23, 2016 - 9:21 pm

    Karen in Breezy Point - It will be fun to see which fabrics you used in your block–I’m thinking you must have used that cute check! I can’t wait for the Spooky Delights sew along!ReplyCancel

  • April 24, 2016 - 2:56 am

    Hildy - Such beautiful fabrics! I think your block is the one between the 2016 and Designer script with the navy bias strip, the dots on aqua and the little blooms on aqua. At least that’s the only one with 3 fabrics from the 9-patch, lol;-)ReplyCancel

  • April 24, 2016 - 5:10 am

    Susan Smith - I love Little Miss Sunshine! I think you used the 2 blue fabrics and the red gingham!ReplyCancel

  • April 24, 2016 - 4:57 pm

    RuthB - I’ve always wanted to participate in Kimberly’s BOM. The fabrics are always gorgeous and such wonderful designers are featured. Love to see you on that list Anne!ReplyCancel

  • April 25, 2016 - 4:21 am

    Barb R. - I think it’s the red check & floral near the bottom. Whichever one it is, I know it’s fabulous!! :-)ReplyCancel

  • April 26, 2016 - 1:38 pm

    DeAnna Dodson - I love the blue floral in the top right corner. Is that one of yours? :DReplyCancel

Remember the Snapshots quilt from Fat Quarter Shop that I’ve been making all year? Well, I’ve finally finished my version and it’s one of three quilts on Ebay up for auction by The Fat Quarter Shop!  All the proceeds from the sale of these quilts go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital! This was a really fun quilt to […]

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  • December 3, 2015 - 4:23 pm

    DeAnna Dodson - Awww, that’s precious! :)ReplyCancel

  • December 3, 2015 - 7:39 pm

    Karen in Breezy Point - Your version is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • December 4, 2015 - 12:00 am

    RuthB - Beautiful Anne and such a worthy cause!ReplyCancel

  • December 4, 2015 - 12:13 am

    Hildy - I love your quilt it’s so beautiful! The fabric you choose for the ‘frames’ fits perfectly:-)ReplyCancel

  • December 4, 2015 - 2:21 am

    Susan - I love the yellow setting!! So cute!ReplyCancel

  • December 4, 2015 - 2:28 am

    Christine B. - What a beautiful quilt you have made Anne! I hope it raises lots for the children in need charity! Have a lovely weekend! Christine xReplyCancel

  • December 4, 2015 - 5:39 am

    Barbr. - Oh Anne – that quilt is just too adorable – so cheerful & so happy! Such a great cause – I hope all those quilts raise a lot of money – and so very generous of you to lend your amazing talent for this effort.ReplyCancel

  • December 4, 2015 - 7:07 am

    Shelley - Just gorgeous!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • December 4, 2015 - 10:44 am

    sunny - It’s adorable! I love your happy fabrics.ReplyCancel

Moda started shipping Kindred Spirits last Friday!  You’ll be able to find it in quilt shops by next week.  When Moda says shipping in August they really mean it.  UPS trucks are carrying United Notion boxes all over the country filled with Kindred Spirit fabric.  Hey UPS guys, the heavier the box, the more Kindred […]

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  • August 23, 2015 - 8:54 am

    DeAnna Dodson - Oh, that’s too sweet! I love the dots. Love them!

    Every quilt should have polka dots.

    Just sayin’.ReplyCancel

  • August 23, 2015 - 9:56 am

    Janine - what a beautiful fabric. Sooo my colours.ReplyCancel

  • August 23, 2015 - 10:14 am

    Hildy - Have fun sewing with your friends! But it’s really not nice that your fabrics will arrive while you’re out of town. Especially if the farbics are that beautiful:-)ReplyCancel

  • August 23, 2015 - 12:13 pm

    sunny - Oh my! I think I’m in love. What beautiful fabrics! I hope you can sleep at night while you’re away knowing what’s waiting for you at home!!ReplyCancel

  • August 23, 2015 - 12:39 pm

    Susan - I can’t wait to buy this fabric…….I LOVE it!! :)ReplyCancel

  • August 23, 2015 - 1:12 pm

    Carol - Oh I think I LOVE this latest line…polka dots..stripes…delicate floral..all in gorgeous colors!!ReplyCancel

  • August 23, 2015 - 2:42 pm

    RuthB - Another gorgeous line of fabrics Anne! You are amazing!! Have fun sewing in Wisconsin!!ReplyCancel

  • August 23, 2015 - 6:03 pm

    Christine M - Those fabrics are just beautiful. I’ll be looking out for them.ReplyCancel

  • August 23, 2015 - 9:10 pm

    Peggy M. - So very pretty! Great colors and prints!ReplyCancel

  • August 23, 2015 - 10:18 pm

    Colleen - Oh no you are going away again the puppy dog is going to miss you so much. To bad that beautiful fabric means nothing to the dogs .
    Have a ball with your friends and be glad the fabric didn’t come just as you were leaving or right before leaving so you couldn’t see and feel it up close.

  • August 23, 2015 - 10:28 pm

    Beth - I love this fabric and can’t wait to see those beautiful bolts! The colors are yummy!ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2015 - 2:44 am

    Susan - I’d probably delay my trip if I were you! I don’t think I could miss those dreamy pinks! LOVE them!ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2015 - 6:45 am

    Carrie P. - It is just lovely.ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2015 - 8:10 am

    Karen in Breezy Point - Oh so pretty! Maybe you should postpone your travels–lol!!ReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2015 - 4:05 pm

    Barb - Oh have fun with your sewing friends – that is always such a great thing to do. And so much excitement to come home to – don’t you love it when the UPS guy shows up?

    This fabric is gorgeous – I think we are all in love with it!!ReplyCancel

  • August 26, 2015 - 9:17 pm

    Ann P - Love it. Where are you going to be in wisconsin? That is my home state. Hope you enjoy it.ReplyCancel

  • August 29, 2015 - 6:33 am

    mimi'sdarlins - Hi Anne,
    I’m so behind in reading my favorite blogs and have a hundred emails highlighted so I won’t forget them. I almost missed this post! I’m up to my ears in grandbabies (happily), gardens, quilts and all the other stuff that consumes a day.
    This line is SO darling, I truly can’t wait to get some! I may have mentioned this before, but I had a favorite summer outfit of shorts, pedal pushers and blouse in these colors and you’ve recreated this vintage look perfectly.ReplyCancel

I was asked by Moda to share any tips I had on traveling with applique.  This really got me thinking, and I realized I hadn’t shared with you the applique travel case a friend made for me!  I use this case so much it’s become a part of me.  It goes to the Dr’s office, the dentist, car rides and quilt […]

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  • July 3, 2015 - 11:01 am

    Hildy - Read your tips on the Moda blog thanks for sharing! I have another one for you: instead of whole spools I’m using bobbins to take with me. These are smaller and if you need a few colors (and maybe be away on a vacation) it’s really practical. Have a great 4th:-)ReplyCancel

  • July 3, 2015 - 12:15 pm

    Mary T Salmon - Hi Anne!

    I use a plastic zippered pouch! This would certainly advance my appliqué expertise to a new level. I love it! I will check it out on Sunday. Thanks for the sale.

    Have a great 4th. I hope the fire works don’t scare your babies.


  • July 3, 2015 - 12:29 pm

    DeAnna Dodson - Oh that’s too cute! Aqua is my new favorite color, and everything should have at least some polka dots in it. Precious! :)ReplyCancel

  • July 3, 2015 - 12:42 pm

    Carole Crane - This is to cute, love the mini mat! Thank you for sharing. Have a safe 4th!ReplyCancel

  • July 3, 2015 - 2:08 pm

    patricia G Hayes - Thanks for pattern for appliqués pouch. I plan to order on Sunday. What a delicious idea to keep everything all intact. Holiday time and do enjoy!!

    `pgh “Piffle”ReplyCancel

  • July 3, 2015 - 4:24 pm

    sunny - How perfect! I think I need one of these. I try to have handwork with me wherever I go. You just never know when you might get a few minutes to do some stitching.ReplyCancel

  • July 3, 2015 - 7:58 pm

    Susan - That looks like the perfect little bag for handwork!ReplyCancel

  • July 3, 2015 - 8:14 pm

    Ruth - What a great and very cute idea. Thanks for letting us know about the sale, this pattern will be in my basket (along with one or two, ok who am I kidding, other items).

  • July 3, 2015 - 11:08 pm

    Margaret M - What a clever traveling pouch! I love the color. It matches my new Ikea rolling cart that I purchased to give me more space while hand or machine sewing at home. Looking forward to Sun. sale and the next heart. Happy 4th!!!ReplyCancel

  • July 4, 2015 - 5:40 am

    Shelley Parham - I’m looking forward to the Snow Happy Hearts for June and July. Can’t wait to see them!ReplyCancel

  • July 4, 2015 - 6:42 am

    mimi'sdarlins - This is such a great case, looks like it holds everything you need for projects. I have something similar a friend made (but not as compact) which I use whenever I hand sew, and it’s so convenient. Ok, now I just have to remember to check out your sale before it ends! Happy 4th, Anne :)ReplyCancel

  • July 4, 2015 - 8:26 am

    Karen in Breezy Point - Oooh–hard to resist a sale! Happy Fourth!!ReplyCancel

  • July 10, 2015 - 5:53 am

    Barb - Oh drat! I missed the sale but I love this travel case! Very clever and I imagine so useful. Nice to have everything you need contained so well. Thanks for sharing this with us.ReplyCancel

  • July 12, 2015 - 4:40 am

    Kathy Marx - How fun to see this, as I have one just like it! I made mine at least 10 years ago and liked it so well I made another four for family member Christmas gifts. Everything you mentioned is right about this wonderful little carry along sewing kit!ReplyCancel