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Welcome to day one of the Moda BLOG hop!

Moda assigned me the letter B and soon B’s were all I could think about.  I had the biggest urge to pick up Barbara Brackman’s book and look for blocks beginning with B, like Basket, Broken Dishes, Birds in the Air, Bear Paw, Bethlehem Star, and Bird of Paradise.  It’s enough to drive me BATTY.

So instead I got out of bed and biked into Berkeley, wearing baggy burlap bell bottoms, to pick up backing, binding, borders, batting and beige buttons for a baby quilt.  On the way home I bumped into Barbara, Barry, and Billy who were bragging about Bob’s banana bread.  Bob’s a good buddy of mine who bakes the best bread.  His recipe is basic and he actually found it in a beginner’s bagel book.  He adds tons of butter and bakes it in batches.  I begged him to share the recipe but he said he was too busy. Oh well, if his name hadn’t started with a B, I wouldn’t have bothered begging.

I’d better be brief before you think I’m not bright.  I’ve got this B thing bad!  Who knew I’d love B’s as much as I love Bunnies?  Oh boy, this B business is beginning to buzz about bundles.  I’m giving one away.  I may be bagging one up for you on the 28th if you leave me a comment below.   One of you B lovers is going to win a bundle or a layer cake of Winter Wonderland!


To show what you can do with the B pattern from Moda, I made up one and framed it!  I added a bunny of course, I just couldn’t help myself.

Letter B


You’ll find the pattern for the letter B below, along with the pattern for the bunny.

Letter B

B is for Bunny

In honor of the letter “B”, here’s a man I met at market who’s truly a B-eliever…

Could this be Santa?

 …doesn’t he look familiar?  He’s holding a pillow I designed using my newest fabric line, Winter Wonderland  (coming soon to a shop near you).

BelieveThe Believe pillow is a free pattern I hope you’ll like.  Just click on the link below for the pattern!  You’ll find a few kits for this pillow on my website.

Believe Pillow Pattern

Print out the letters you find on each designer’s blog during this blog hop, and Moda will show you how to put them into a quilt!  Here’s the links and the schedule:


American Jane – http://modafabrics.blogspot.com/
Aneela Hoey – http://comfortstitching.typepad.co.uk
Bunny Hill – http://bunnyhillblog.com/
Cotton Way – http://cottonway.blogspot.com/

Piecing Directions – http://modafabrics.blogspot.com/
Deb Strain –  http://debstrain.blogspot.com/
Kathy Schmitz – http://kathyschmitzstudio.blogspot.com/
Fig Tree and Co. – http://figtreequilts.typepad.com/my_weblog/

French General – http://frenchgeneral.blogspot.com/
Janet Clare – http://janetclare.co.uk/blog/
Basic Grey – http://blog.basicgrey.com/

Lauren + Jessi Jung – http://laurenandjessiblog.com/
Kansas Troubles – http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/
Laundry Basket Quilts – http://www.laundrybasketquilts.com/blog/index.php
Lily Ashbury – http://lilyashbury.com/blog/

Me and My Sister Designs – http://meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog/
Kate Spain – http://katespaindesigns.blogspot.com/
Jan Patek – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Pat Sloan – http://blog.patsloan.com/

Primitive Gatherings – http://lisabongean.wordpress.com/
Minick and Simpson – http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/
Lissa Alexander – http://modafabrics.blogspot.com

Sweetwater – http://sweetwater.typepad.com/makelifesweet/
Thimbleblossoms – http://www.camilleroskelley.typepad.com/
Sandy Gervais – http://piecesfrommyheart-sgervais.blogspot.com/

Vanessa Christenson – http://www.vanessachristenson.com/
Malka Dubrawski – http://stitchindye.blogspot.com/
Blackbird Designs – http://blackbird-designs.blogspot.com/

Barbara Brackman – http://barbarabrackman.blogspot.com/
Zen Chic – http://www.farbstoff-bridge.blogspot.com
Gina Martin – http://www.patternandhue.com

Setting Directions – http://modafabrics.blogspot.com/
Winners Announced on ALL Designer Blogs listed above

Thank you Moda, for all the fun things you come up with!  B E L I E V E in Moda and have fun on this hop!

 Windsor Lane is in the studio!

 The colors remind me of a candy store!  Just yummy!

There’s a scripted alphabet in four different colors and a paisley that will make you go crazy!

  I’m wrapped up in fabric and loving every minute.  I can’t wait to show you more!

There is someone in the studio who hates it when I get new fabric…

Chelsea’s feeling so neglected I might have to make her a Windsor Lane treat  :>)

Back soon with more to show!


 Today is Fig Tree Day on the Moda Blog Hop Country Fair!

Go, go, go and download the cutest chicken scratch ever!

Oh my goodness how many comments did you say there were?  Chelsea calculated out that if she had $1 for every comment, she’d be able to buy enough dog treats to last for several years!    I told her we didn’t have any room to store them and a dog treat obsession isn’t a good one to have…now a fabric obsession is another story.  If I just had one fat quarter for every comment… Chelsea and I are dreamers for sure…

So let’s get to the fun!

If you win something email me your name, address and what you won to: info@bunnyhilldesigns.com

Here are the winners of the Jelly Rolls and Waffle Cloth bundle…

  1. #216 Linda W you win the pink jelly roll!  On September 7  at 6:06AM you wrote:  I love your blog! (and your fabrics and your patterns, etc., etc., etc.) It is such fun to read. Love your spin on the interview. Thank you for the patterns.
  2. #104 fleurette you win the gray jelly roll!  On September 7 at 4.54AM you wrote:   LOL.. so funny! Love the bucket lists. Chelsea and Bitsy are too cute!! Thank you for the beautiful pattern, I love a cake walk.
  3. #357 Mary Jo you win the blue jelly roll!  On September 7 at 7:34AM you wrote:  I love Country Fairs! When I was a kid, my Mama always worked a booth with one of her clubs so I got to go ramble the whole week! I loved looking at all the exhibits (my Mama always entered a TON of stuff!) and loved to “judge” everything myself! What fun I had! By the way, I LOVE your cupcake banner! Think I’ll start making one for each family member for THEIR birthday!!
  4. # 296 LMarilee you win the waffle cloth bundle!  On September 7 at 7:03 AM you wrote:   I’m coming to the fair…20 winners? Waffle cloth? WoW! Love your funny blog.


And how about those scrap bags?  16 of you are getting one of these!


  1. #388 Linnea says:September 7, 2011 at 7:54 amLove your post and pattern. And the drawing items. So pretty. Thank you for sharing your pattern~Linnea
  2. #461 ina says:September 7, 2011 at 8:37 amWell, I don’t have even a small chance of winning..(444?) but I really enjoyed reading this post! Chelsea in bunny ears was adorable! I LOVE Hot Tamales still! I still love Smarties! ;0 Anywho, thank you for the cupcake pattern and the wonderful idea to make a birthday banner! I’m gonna do that for next round of birthdays around here. ;0xo, me
  3. #477 Paula Stuplich says:September 7, 2011 at 8:52 amI am off to make a cupcake pincushion. I love the pattern and Thank you for sharing it with all of us. Tell Chelsea I will sneak over and take her to the fair. Corn dogs and all.
    Thanks for the giveaway and Good Luck to all.
  4. #549 Mary says:September 7, 2011 at 9:46 amI just love reading what Chelsea has to say! I’m a scrap quilters who will definitely do justice to this giveaway.
  5. #706 Cheryl Greenleaf  says:September 7, 2011 at 1:03 pmMy furry kids, Madison & Molly wanted me to tell Chelsea to have fun at the fair.Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
  6. #708 WyseWoman says:September 7, 2011 at 1:04 pmChelsea is SO adorable! How do you get anything done when she looks at you with those eyes? LOL I love your designs, and I’m so excited about this shop hop. It’s different than the other virtual hops I’ve done. It’s opening up so many creative possibilities. Thanks for the opportunity!
  7. #755 Barb says:September 7, 2011 at 2:05 pmI would soooo love to go to one of your country fairs.I suppose winning one of those scrap bags may just compensate me for the fact I live too far away to attend one in person….maybe in my dreams lol :) Barb.
  8. #798 michelle lange says:September 7, 2011 at 3:14 pmLuv the puppies! Big belly scratches and virtual dog cookies to you both!
  9. #809 Jeanne Langston says:September 7, 2011 at 3:37 pmSo Happy to find your Blog on this Fair Hop! LOVE the fabric–the waffle and satin would sure make a lovely baby quilt for my new granddaughter–the first GIRL born on my husband’s side in 63 years!!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win and for sharing. A new fan, Jeanne from Missouri
  10. #879 Lyn says:September 7, 2011 at 5:38 pmThis was such a fun post to read! And the pics of your pups were adorable. Don’t the cats want to go to the fair too?
  11. #898 Deb says:September 7, 2011 at 6:04 pmAwww – Chelsea is so cute – I really enjoyed reading your blog (you can have my share of candy corn). The odds of being one of the twenty keep getting worse but I’m glad to see you getting so many visitors! :o)
  12. #1106 Anna says:September 8, 2011 at 5:00 amWell since I am leaving for work at 0500 in the morning this post was the perfect send off!! I am ROFLOL and I totally agree with Chelsea…she looks so cute with bunny ears! What a funny quilt that would be! Now that I have a GO…I need that bag of scraps! Check out the little grandmother’s flower garden on todays post (after 0800) that I cut out using Bunny Hill fabrics!!!
  13. #1148 Thearica Burroughs says:September 8, 2011 at 7:11 amI just love your dog! Reminds me of my Fiest we had growing up. His name was Frisky!My favorite fair food were the Funnel Cakes with chocolate sauce and white powdered sugar! YUMMY!! and give me a Banana Laffy Taffy any day! The biggest thing on my Bucket List is to open a Retreat center!!  I would love to win some of this luscious fabric!
  14. #1229 Sandra says:September 8, 2011 at 2:24 pmThank you for the cupcake pattern. I love it. And, thanks for the Henrietta patterns. I’ve looked forward to downloading them each month. The fabrics in your raffle prize are beautiful.
  15. #1553 Judy Dowdy says:September 13, 2011 at 10:30 ami hope it is OK to jump in late. i’m new to all this blogging, etc. I think the FAIR is a fantastic idea. If I need to do something other than this post somebody please le me know! :)Judy
  16. #1503 katherine says:September 11, 2011 at 11:51 pm All of the beautiful fabric, being given away for free…. free I tellsya. sensational.you know for all of the fat quarter, 1/2 metres cuts and 20 cm’s here and there.
    Can I say, i loving sitting down and digging through a scrap bag that I have snaffled somewhere. I have been working out of a couple to pull of the Farmers quilt along. Just little snippets here and there. Can look so wonderful, tucked into something.Thanks for the giveaway. And fingers crossed im not too late… :))


So there you have it!  I wish I had something for each and everyone of you.  Thank you so, so much for participating in Bunny Hill day at the Moda Blog Hop!  If you didn’t win something  remember there are more giveaways coming up!  We are on day eight of the blog hop and today is Liesl from Oliver + S!

Moda Blog Hop List of Designers!

September 6th Sandy Gervais of Pieces from My Heart
September 13th Sandy Klop from American Jane (Post will be featured on Moda’s blog)
September 14th Liesl from Oliver + S
September 19th Barbara Brackman from Barbara Brackman, of course.
September 20th Bonnie from Cotton Way
September 22nd Deb Strain
September 27th Kate Spain
and the fun continues into October
Hugs everyone!

Today is American Jane Day at the Fair…

Wait until you see Miss Henny Penny!   


Lissa Alexander at Moda Fabrics always has creative ideas…she stores them in her head and just pulls them out when she needs one.  Amazing talent don’t you think?  She came up with the idea of the Moda Country Fair Blog Hop and then she thought up all these things for us to do!  Thanks Lissa, you are just so smart!

We’ve been talking about the Moda Country Fair for the last month around the studio and somehow Chelsea got the idea she was invited to the fair.  She’s got these big brown eyes that make it really hard to say no…

So what do you tell a Chihuahua who thinks she’s going to a country fair?  You tell her “OK, OK, you can go”!

There was no stopping her after I said that.  Chelsea wanted to be in on everything.  Everything?  OK Chelsea, Lissa thought up questions for us to answer so if you’re “in” you have to answer them too!

Question #1:   What’s your favorite fair food?

This question is way too easy for Chelsea to answer!


I hope Chelsea doesn’t tell Moda what I was really thinking when I was holding this cupcake pincushion!


 Question #2:  What’s your guilty pleasure?

Something no one knows… EVERY market my friend Anne and I load up on HOT TAMALES and CANDY CORN.  We each bring several boxes and we have a sugar party the entire market.   Fall market we eat the orange candy corn and spring market we eat the pastel candy corn.  I’m addicted to these little treats and so is Anne.

…and Chelsea’s guilty pleasure?  You’re not going to believe this but it’s Broccoli with butter!

Question #3:  What’s on your bucket list?

Ha!  Is Lissa kidding?  This was way too easy for Chelsea (click on the picture to enlarge).  I swear this dog is smarter than me!  Why didn’t I think of the pink convertible?  I want one too!

Question #4:  What inspires your work?

You may not know it but Chelsea is part of the approval committee at Bunny Hill.  She likes quilts with bunnies  on them and she’s very vocal about it…she actually wanted me to design a quilt with a Chihuahua wearing bunny ears!  Oh my what am I going to do with a Chihuahua who wants bunny ears?

MY favorite thing to do for inspiration is visit the flea markets…

When I think of a Country Fair I think of a cake walk…remember those?  Since I can’t do a real cake walk,  I did a cupcake pattern so everyone can have a little cake!  You can choose from a cupcake banner or a cupcake pincushion!

Bunny Hill Cupcake Pattern

And of course when you go to a country fair you’ll probably enter a raffle so let’s have one here.  You don’t have to buy a ticket but you do have to leave a comment on this post.  Here’s what we’re giving away…

3 Jelly Rolls of Puttin’ on the Ritz…a bundle of waffle cloth and satin for baby…

…and 16 wonderful Puttin’ on the Ritz scrap bags!

We’ll be picking 20 raffle prize winners!  TWENTY!!!  I’ll pick with a random number generator (Chelsea can’t be trusted to pick) and announce them on the 14th of September.  Be sure and check back!

I hope you enjoy our Moda blog hop.  Each day will bring you a new designer, more prizes and so many free patterns you’ll be jumping for joy!  Country fairs just don’t get any better than this!

Hop on over to visit Barb and Mary from Me and My Sister Designs tomorrow.  I adore these ladies and I bet you do too!

Moda Blog Hop List of Designers!

September 6th Sandy Gervais of Pieces from My Heart
September 13th Sandy Klop from American Jane (Post will be featured on Moda’s blog)
September 14th Liesl from Oliver + S
September 19th Barbara Brackman from Barbara Brackman, of course.
September 20th Bonnie from Cotton Way
September 22nd Deb Strain
September 27th Kate Spain
and the fun continues into October
Oh my how can you not love Bitsy!  Looks like she’ll be going too!   Chelsea, Bitsy and I are off to the fair!  Hope you all have fun!

When: Starting February 1st

What:  Moda Pillow Talk!

Learn something new about each designer,  win some wonderful prizes, and see the pillows that represent each of us!  Funny, cute and beautiful pillows!

Where: On the following blogs in order of appearance; one designer each day for 20 days!

February 1st … Aneela Hoey

February 2nd … Blackbird Designs

February 3rd … Brannock and Patek

February 4th … Bunny Hill

February 5th … Cotton Way

February 6th … Fig Tree

February 7th … Kansas Troubles

February 8th … Kate Spain

February 9th … Kathy Schmitz Studios

February 10th … Thimbleblossoms

February 11th … Me and My Sister Designs

February 12th … Minick & Simpson

February 13th … Oliver + S

February 14th … Pieces From My Heart

February 15th … Laurie & Jessi Jung

February 16th … Sweetwater

February 18th … Deb Strain

February 19th … American Jane

February 20th … Primitive Gatherings

Here’s a little preview of what I’m giving away!

Back soon!


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