Thursday, June 05, 2008

From your Room Mom

"birdcage on a chain" quilt

Well I will say this. Summer with 5 children home is a bit like walking through 18 inches of molasses. Really slow, kinda sticky but sweet, nonetheless. Keep in mind this is only how I imagine walking in molasses to be and I do not speak from first-hand experience, yet I feel almost certain by the end of this summer, that could change.

Anyhoo. FINALLY something for you big buncha sweeties!! Here is your free downloadable quilt pattern designed for the Drawing Room collection. (Though, as of yet there are no Drawing Room police who would prevent you from performing these quilting tricks with other fabrics!) So enjoy please and share with me when you make one, no matter which fabrics you make it with! Look over there ------>>> in the sidebar to click and download. And please do tell me if you find mistakes! I have become so dependant on an editor, who knows what will happen without one!

If you haven't dropped in already, the Drawing Room flickr group is off to a lovely start and I would love to have some more Roomies join up so we can see what the heck you've been doing with yourselves. Oh and what you've been doing with the fabrics too, of course. It must be something, because we sure have shipped enough of it lately!!

Oh and speaking of shipping, I have someone to introduce you to...tomorrow perhaps.

N'kay, more later, I gotta go watch my sweetie race around a track tonight, which should not be a problem at all. xo,Anna

50 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful quilt pattern! This is seriously one of the most fabulous quilts I've ever seen!

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  2. I love the new quilt pattern! It is just gorgeous!

    Caroline

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  3. The new patttern is lovely!

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  4. My goodness, that is a beautiful quilt.

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  5. So beautiful. Everytime I see the book in your sidebar I want to squeal! I can't wait for October.

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  6. What a beautiful pattern! And I know what you mean about the kids and summer. I have only three and it's definitely a different pace with all of them home.

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  7. Natalie8:54 PM

    Oh! I love this! The birds on your drawing room fabric are perfect. Thanks for sharing this pattern.

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  8. That is cool. You are cool. Very cool.

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  9. love the colors... gorgeous quilt!

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  10. Oh thank you for sharing! It is lovely!

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  11. Wow - Thanks for sharing - one more for my to do list!

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  12. That is such a beautiful pattern and the fabrics are wonderful! You make me wish I knew how to quilt... ;)

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  13. Greetings from the Eastern side of TN (Knoxville)!

    Thanks for sharing your patterns and love the new fabric. Can't wait to get some!

    Enjoy the hot summer days with the little ones. :)

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  14. What a beautiful quilt design! I have been trying to work up my courage to make my first quilt. I wonder if this is too difficult for a beginner? Knowing me, I will try it anyway LOL

    The fabrics look beautiful!

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  15. I took a look at the drawing room flickr group - your fabrics are stand-out gorgeous. They add an identifiable anna marie horner look to the projects.

    Also, the quilt pattern is lovely; generous of you to share with us, thank you. This project looks to take me out of my squares & rectangles only sewing skills and on to other types of parallelograms. Awesome.

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  16. With three kids under three years old, I TOTALLY get the molasses pace of life. Great analogy :)

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  17. You were on MARTHA? Oh my God how did I just now notice this? You are so cute! I refuse to believe you have five children -- you look so young and svelte! Congrats on all your success - its inspiring to watch!
    - Heather

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  18. I love your molasses analogy. That is exactly how I feel!

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  19. Gorgeous! Thank you for the generous share...I, too, cannot WAIT for the book in October!

    Have I mentioned I want to just MOVE IN to your booth at Quilt Market? Scrumptious.

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  20. Melissa3:50 PM

    love the quilt, it's gorgeous! I'm loving the new banner too!

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  21. LOVE it (the quilt, the fabric, everything)!! Super pretty! (love running, too)

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  22. Thank you for sharing your lovely new quilt! I, too, love the birds on the fabrics...

    Speaking of sticky-sweet, have you ever heard of the Great Molasses Disaster of 1919? A huge (think water tower) vat of molasses "blew," and ran 6 feet deep in the streets. Horses stuck, basements filled with the stuff... I'll bet their lives "slowed down" for awhile!

    --Barbara

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  23. Oh my the quilt is stunning, have to make it and soon! Are you going to kit the fabrics on your website for this pattern? Think they would just fly out!

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  24. I love your new fabric line. It's just beautiful. And this quilt really shows them off. Love it!

    Vivian Love

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  25. The fabric is beautiful, but I have to give you props for this pattern. I find so many fabric line quilt patterns a little too simple in design, showing off the fabrics but not a fantastic quilt design. This is a fantastic quilt design. Congratulations on it all!

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  26. I just found your website and I love everything! Congratulations on your book, how wonderful.
    Loved the molasses analogy, I often felt like being stuck with flypaper on a hot NC summer with 4 kids at home. I like yours a whole lot better! Not that I know what being stuck on flypaper feels like......:)

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  27. Kaelin10:15 PM

    This quilt is absolutely amazing!!! Out of all the quilts you've posted on here, I think this one is my favorite! It's perfect timing because we just had a fiasco with our old comforter and we need something new for our bed, and I can't wait to make this for our room! Can you tell me what the finished quilt dimensions are? Thanks!

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  28. I have to admit, I saw your TWO latest fabric ranges on Saturday in Australia (my fabric shop owning mum snuck me into the wholesalers craft expo in Sydney) and I just love both of them! Though I have to admit I have now forgotten what the second one was called - I saw a lot of fabric that day. I was just wondering if the quilt hung in the booth with the new fabrics (which my mum ordered some of! yay!) was made by you? I found it really interesting and kept squeeling thinking it could be by you.

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  29. Anna~ Any tips for a new quilter? Well new is even exaggerating. I have NEVER quilted yet I LOVE sewing. I am not sure which items to start with, the necessities?

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  30. The colors work so beautifully together! I am the slowest quilter ever, so I will just admire yours! I am going to sew my drapes out of the new fabric though. I am waiting for the rods so I can make sure they are the right length and they are coming next week! We're off on a long road trip to see my sister in Florida... packing, packing, packing! Stay cool!

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  31. Ooh love that quilt!!

    I would love to order and join the group.... soon I hope! My summer is slow and a little "deep" as well, and I only have 3, not 5 at home. ;o)

    Best of luck to your sweetie in the race!

    Amelia

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  32. What a wonderful quilt design!! Of course, I love the fabrics to pieces!! Love your work!! Have a great slow summer!!

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  33. Your new quilt is just so gorgeous. I just can't wait until your range hits the shelves in Australia. Exciting!

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  34. Hello Anna - quilt is gorgeous and full of design- but I couldn't find any dimensions of the finished quilt in the pattern - is it hiding?

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  35. Sorry - one more thing? Do the templates include the seam allowance or do we add it as we are cutting out fabric?

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  36. So did you just come up with the pattern when you where, sewing buttons on pillows, making fabulous purses, designing your booth, getting your book ready, making dinner for 7 people, planting flowers and designing rug patterns??? I just have to take a nap typing all that!!!!
    YOU are inspiring!!
    thanks for creating such beautiful things!!

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  37. I totally love that quilt! so pretty - I wish I knew how to quilt :(

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  38. Hi Anna!

    First saw you on Martha Stewart and have been obsessed with your work ever since! Your colors inspire me to move beyond my safe beiges and greens in my home, and this quilt is exactly what I mean.

    Oh, and I also use your chocolate lollipop fabric in my baby products I design. You can see my website at: www.bitsybear.com

    Thanks for inspiring me in so many ways!

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  39. Welcome Allie!

    Very pretty quilt. I love your drawing room collection. It is even pretty in real life then on my computer screen. :)

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  40. Very beautiful quilt.

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