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It’s the kitty block!

It’s time for the kitty block on the Fat Quarter Shop Snapshots quilt along!  “Here kitty kitty” will get you a surprising welcome at my house, so this block is the perfect one for me.


Oh wait, that’s the wrong picture!  I was going to put this one in later when I told you what kitty inspired my block.  Oh well, It’s better you know right up front.

Kitty full size blockThis block was inspired by my Moocher’s cat.  I know you’re saying “what a name for a cat”, but remember she’s one of a kind.  You can read her story here.   Moochers was in the studio with me this morning while I was watching Kimberly Jolly’s video on how to make this block.  Kim happened to mention her in the video and Moochers’ got really excited!  I told her not to get too excited because she didn’t say her name directly, but it was too late.  It had already gone to her head.  Of course Moochers missed the key words like “huge” and “scared me” but I’m not going to point that out to her.  What she didn’t miss was that I didn’t give her a pink collar!  I tried to make it up to her by promising to add some pearls.

Kitty with beaded collar (1 of 1)

She seemed to like that idea…


Or at least I think she did.  Hard to tell with her.

Have a great time making your kitty block!  Moochers sends her love.

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September 15, 2015 - 7:23 am

mimi'sdarlins - What a darling block! It may be replacing the bicycle block as my new favorite :)

September 15, 2015 - 8:33 am

DeAnna Dodson - Awww! I knew this one would be my favorite!

Don’t you look pretty, Moochers! :D

September 15, 2015 - 9:05 am

Hildy - This is my favorite block in the whole quilt! And believe it or not I have a gray cat her name’s Lara (and a tiger cat named Merlin) and she’s beyond thrilled that she has her own block (but it’s not nice that she’s teasing poor Merlin because Kimberly missed to make a block for him, too;-) But I’ll change my cat a bit to make her more cat-like … let’s see how that works out.

September 15, 2015 - 10:35 am

Mama Spark - You know how much I love my kitties. I was super excited for this block!! Can’t wait to make 4 of them, one representing each of my 4 cats! Give moochers a BIG hug from me please!!!

September 15, 2015 - 12:21 pm

niki - “sew” cute! love cats

September 15, 2015 - 2:36 pm

Linda - Aww, Moochers looks just like my beloved CC (short for church cat) who I miss very much! She was a stray who stole our hearts. Thank you for making a gray kitty block.

September 15, 2015 - 5:47 pm

RuthB - Sooo cute. And the kitty with the pink heart is priceless.

September 16, 2015 - 3:18 am

Susan - I LOVE it! You have done a great job fabric choices to match your kitty!!!

September 16, 2015 - 5:52 am

Sigi G - Oh, love your cat – reminds me of our ‘Sebastian’ cat. Couldn’t say no to our daughter, when she brought him home with her from Vet school; but our dogs were fine with him – and ‘our’ cat ended up having a special place in my heart!!
Love your block and thank you for designing it!

September 16, 2015 - 6:13 am

Karen in Breezy Point - Moochers looks very regal perched on top of that quilt!

September 16, 2015 - 8:34 am

Betty G. - Moocher is very handsome. He looks sad in the last picture, is that because he knew the article was over and there were no more pictures? Love the block, but then there aren’t any blocks that I don’t love. Thanks for sharing.

September 16, 2015 - 11:43 am

Barb R - Oh, Moochers is just to adorable! She truly deserves her very own block. This could be my very most favorite block of all (although I love every one of them!!), but I am a little partial to the dog block and hope to make it look like my sweet little doggie. What we won’t do for our furry babies!

September 17, 2015 - 11:53 am

Juanita in OH - Moocher’s is ADORABLE! I LOVE the expression on her face, like when you see an add and we can hear what the cat is thinking, I imagine her thinking ” since you didn’t put a pink bow on it I will have nothing to do with it!”. Give her a smooch from me. I think this is such a creative block, purrfect. TFS.

Hope Blooms

If you’re a fan of my Kindred Spirits fabric line, and you love pink and white, I’ve designed a quilt for The Fat Quarter Shop that I think you’ll love.  We’re calling it “Hope Blooms”.   It’s a quilt designed especially for breast cancer awareness and one that would make a wonderful gift for someone recently diagnosed.  It has a touch of applique combined with one of my favorite quilt blocks, The Log Cabin!

I’ve always loved the log cabin block and I’ve spent a lot of time in the past trying to make each block perfect.   This time it was easy because of the Creative Grids 8” Log Cabin Ruler.  With this ruler you’ll end up with perfectly pieced log cabin blocks.

Log Cabin Creative Grids Ruler

Making the block

Using only the pink and white fabrics from my Kindred Spirits line gave the log cabin blocks a soft and feminine look.  It’s a look that I love.

Hope Blooms Log Cabin Block

Hope Blooms is the perfect size for a lap quilt, 50” x 60”.   The applique is easy and suitable for any method.  Just remember to reverse the applique pattern if you use a fusible applique.  Make it with or without the applique, it’s beautiful either way.

Hope Blooms Quilt

For the border I used my favorite fabric in the Kindred Spirits line…the pink and white vintage floral.


The Fat Quarter Shop is offering the exclusive pattern and kit for this quilt.   They also carry the Creative Grids Log Cabin Ruler.  You’ll find a video from The Fat Quarter Shop showing you how to use the ruler to make this block.  It’s “sew” easy!

Enjoy the video that Kimberly made.  You’ll want to add this ruler to your stash.

See the Video here.




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August 31, 2015 - 7:08 am

mimi'sdarlins - What a beautiful quilt! I love the softness….with all the pretty new looks you’ve created recently, this one takes me back to the look that made me fall in love with Bunny Hill Designs :) The log cabin ruler looks like it would truly simplify squaring up your blocks as you work.

August 31, 2015 - 7:40 am

Mary Salmon - Anne! Your Kindered Spirits has put a whole new twist on the log cabin block!

August 31, 2015 - 8:17 am

Letty - Well I just LOVE that sweet quilt, and your pink and white vintage floral is to die for! Yum! I just ordered the ruler!

August 31, 2015 - 8:46 am

Hildy - Love the soft colors and of course your fabrics! But the best thing about this quilt is the thought behind it. My mum was recently diagnosed with breast cancer she’s now undergoing therapy and fortunaly she’s doing well. Sadly these are not so much her colors but I think she would love this quilt in other colors! Thanks for the idea:-)

August 31, 2015 - 9:34 am

RuthB - So beautiful Anne! Your favorites are my favorites too. I am totally embracing my love for pink. No color makes me happier.

August 31, 2015 - 10:04 am

sunny - Oh my gosh – I just love this! The fabric is gorgeous!!

August 31, 2015 - 12:24 pm

DeAnna Julie Dodson - What a sweet quilt! Love that ruler, too. And that floral.

And . . . and . . . and . . .


August 31, 2015 - 8:16 pm

Colleen - So lovely everything about this quilt is beautiful
Colleen in hot tonight Benicia

August 31, 2015 - 8:24 pm

Peggy M. - Very pretty! Love the soft colors!

August 31, 2015 - 9:05 pm

Lynn S - Your fabric lines are always so beautiful!! I love the name too–reminds me of Anne of Green Gables

September 1, 2015 - 4:22 am

Susan - i LOVE that pink and white vintage floral!! The whole line is beautiful!

September 1, 2015 - 6:27 am

Barb R. - This fabric line is positively luscious! Pink is definitely a very favorite color and this quilt is perfect. It’s hard to pick a favorite fabric but that vintage pink and white floral is so beautiful – Anne, I think you have outdone yourself this time!


September 1, 2015 - 6:40 am

Sigi G - I LOVE your Kindred Spirits Fabric and this quilt made with only the pink and whites of it. I’ve been watching the video (a few times) :) and also love how that ruler works for trimming up the log cabin blocks.

September 1, 2015 - 8:33 am

Karen in Breezy Point - I think that’s the prettiest log cabin I’ve ever seen! I love Creative Grids–they make the best rulers. Since I’ve never made a log cabin quilt, I may need to seek out this ruler and give it a try!

September 1, 2015 - 10:11 am

Dawn - Lovely fabric and the quilt looks great.

September 1, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Susan - Love the fabric and the log cabin pattern….watched the video and they make it look so easy….hope to get the ruler soon!! thanks for sharing this with us……do you ever do any scrap bags of your fabric?? Would love to get one!!

September 5, 2015 - 8:45 am

Cecelia - I just love love love your quilt!!! I’m making this out of your Bunny hill fabrics and I bought the pattern from Fat Quarter Shop and also I have that ruler. Can I use the fat quarters to make this? Or do I need to use the requirements that the pattern says for a lap size? This quilt is sooo pretty and your fabrics make it so beautiful!

Kindred Spirits has shipped

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 Spirit fabric inside…it’s a good thing!  Stack up those boxes on your dolly and roll them right in.

Kindred Spirits Fabrics

As soon as I heard Kindred Spirits had shipped, I started tracking the boxes coming to Bunny Hill.  I can’t believe it!  I leave for Wisconsin on Wednesday for a week of sewing fun with friends, and UPS delivers my fabric on Thursday.  I’ll actually miss the excitement!  I’ll have to leave the fun of opening those boxes and organizing the fabric to my assistant Sue, and my husband Ross.   Don’t worry, they are very good at it and we’ll be shipping your pre-orders very soon.

Have a great week everyone! Make time for some sewing.



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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’.

August 23, 2015 - 9:56 am

Janine - what a beautiful fabric. Sooo my colours.

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:-)

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!!

August 23, 2015 - 12:39 pm

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

August 23, 2015 - 1:12 pm

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

August 23, 2015 - 2:42 pm

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

August 23, 2015 - 6:03 pm

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

August 23, 2015 - 9:10 pm

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

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!

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!

August 24, 2015 - 6:45 am

Carrie P. - It is just lovely.

August 24, 2015 - 8:10 am

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

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!!

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.

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.

Snapshots Quilt Along

Here’s my version of block number eight of the Fat Quarter Shop’s Snapshots Quilt.   I think this is my favorite block in the whole quilt.  Of course I say that with each block!   You can find the pattern on the Jolly Jabber blog along with Kimberly’s s video on how to make this block.


4 more snapshot blocks

Oh wait a minute, I think maybe the apron is my favorite block…or maybe the tea kettle!

Blocks 1 - 4

Are you making this quilt?   What’s your favorite block so far?  Only four more blocks to go and the cat is up next.  Here kitty, kitty!


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August 16, 2015 - 6:11 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Oh, cute!

And the cat! Of course I’m looking forward to that one. :D

August 16, 2015 - 7:18 pm

Susan - I’m loving your fabric choices! So bright and happy!

August 16, 2015 - 7:29 pm

susan - What fabrics are you using I love your choices they look Retro if I had to guess I would say American Jane?

August 16, 2015 - 7:38 pm

Karen in Breezy Point - i’m not making the quilt, but your adorable blocks are sure tempting me to join in!

August 17, 2015 - 12:04 am

Hildy - Love your bike and the fabrics you’ve choosen for it! My favorite is the cat, of course, can’t wait for it next month. But first I need to make my air ballon (I’m behind) and then the bike. I’ve already pulled the fabrics but after seeing yours I might change a few:-)

August 17, 2015 - 5:41 am

Barb - Isn’t every block just too cute? I’m kinda partial to the dog!

August 17, 2015 - 7:40 am

mimi'sdarlins - I love all the blocks in this quilt, but this one is my favorite. I also love your fabric choices throughout your quilt (I’m such a fan of 30s prints), especially these darling whimsical wheels :)

August 17, 2015 - 8:28 am

sunny - Oh my, I think each block is cuter than the last! I think I’ll make a cushion from this block for my bike-riding-sister!

August 17, 2015 - 4:02 pm

Carole Crane - How about ice cream and cake!!!