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Have you seen the newest girl’s quilt at Bunny Hill?  I’ve named it Twinkle Toes and it’s from my new fabric line Lily & Will Revisited.

The idea for Twinkle Toes started the day my grand-daughter Alyssa came running up to my studio to show me her new pointe shoes.  She could hardly wait to put them on!

 

She’d worked so hard and waited so long to get these shoes.  The shoes were magical and her excitement was contagious!

I’d been working on quilt ideas for my Lily & Will Revisited fabric line, and watching Alyssa dance around my studio in those shoes, put the idea of a ballet quilt in my head! I went back through photos of her as a little girl, dancing in all those beautiful dresses.  When I found the perfect one, I used it to draw the ballerina mouse in my quilt.

Twinkle Toes is off to the quilter next week and then to my photographer.  It won’t be long until we have a pattern for this quilt. I love how the quilt looks and I can’t wait to see it quilted!   The borders were fussy cut lengthwise, to take advantage of that beautiful cottontail toile fabric.  The quilt is feminine, girly and perfect to take center stage in a baby girl’s room.  It’s a quilt to be handed down from generation to generation.  Picture all those little girls in their tutu’s!  Watch them dance and you’ll feel the magic too!  We’re taking pre-orders for Twinkle Toes kits and more on our website for the next two weeks.  They’ll be shipping sometime in May, as soon as the fabric arrives from Moda.

I have some of my favorite fabrics on my studio shelves now.  They are calling my name, waiting for samples to be made.  It’s Lily & Will Revisited in pink, gray and Bunny Hill Blue.

Pretty in pink,

Beautiful in blue,

Elegant in gray,

Put them all together and it’s a Lily & Will Revisited Bundle!   

I feel like I should order bolts for my own personal stash building, because this fabric won’t come again.  What if I decide several years from now, I need to make curtains from this beautiful gray Cottontail Toile?

Or, maybe a duvet cover from this Cottontail Toile?

And a dust ruffle from this beautiful stripe?  Did I tell you this stripe is was inspired by a 1860’s vintage wallpaper?  Imagine how regal this looked in a Victorian home.

And, of course we can’t forget baby!  I designed this line for a sophisticated baby look!  Here’s a sample of our first printing of this fabric in aqua and brown.  Now, just use you imagination to see it in blue and gray.

Or change this pink and brown to pink and gray!

Lily & Will Revisited comes in flannel too!  Imagine what you can make…

 I’ll be showing you much more in the next few blog posts.  We’ll have kits, free patterns, and so many cute things!  If you want your local quilt shop to carry this fabric, be sure and tell them now!  Lily & Will is Revisiting for the last time.  Shipping to quilt stores in May.

Back soon to tell you about Twinkle Toes.


Writing about the Merci La Vie quilt gives me an overwhelming feeling of emotion.  Each time I think of the special ladies who worked on this quilt I realize what a special place in my heart they each hold.  As I prepare to leave for Quilt Market this year, I’m reminded that I’ll be seeing some of them very soon.  I want to scoop them up into a huge group hug!   If you don’t remember hearing about this Merci La Vie quilt, you can read about it on my blog here.

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This special quilt is currently at the American Cancer Society getting ready for a high society event!  It will be attending  The American Cancer Society’s Jewel Ball, on November 19th because I’ve donated it for their auction!   To each of you who gave your precious time and skills to the making of this quilt I say THANK YOU!  I hope to see some of you next week at quilt market.

I hope you enjoy some of the closeups of these quilt blocks!

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Much love,

Anne

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