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Inside Anne Sutton’s Studio

We are very excited to welcome Anne Sutton from Bunny Hill Designs as our first guest blogger and designer profile. Anne is a good friend of ours and has designed patterns for several years and is now a designer for Henry Glass Fabrics. We asked her to provide some insight into her style, her current collection, Beary Boys and Girls, and her upcoming collection, Miss Emma’s Garden, which comes out in November.

Anne SuttonWhen Henry Glass Fabrics asked me to design another children’s line for flannel, I thought soft, sweet and cuddly. Teddy bears instantly came to mind!

I’ve been a collector of bears for years and I have some very old, but loved ones in my collection. So I surrounded myself with little bears and started drawing! Once I had the focus fabric the rest was easy. Checks, dots and little sections of my sketches were put together and the collection “Beary Boys and Girls” was born!

The Bunny Hill style is what I like to call “New” Cottage. It’s been my favorite style of decorating for many years and it sets the mood for my designs and fabrics. It’s a mix of new and old, comfortable and homey, and very mix and match. At Bunny Hill I want quilts to be used…not stacked in a pile to be lost to the senses. I create for enjoyment and hope that my designs will be usable and fun for your home.

“Miss Emma’s Garden” was designed with this in mind. I plan on decorating one of my own bedrooms with this fabric line! As for the name of the fabric line…it’s very special to me. It was named for Kimberly Jolly’s new baby Emma. May this beautiful little girl be surrounded by pink roses all of her life!

Anne and Miss Emma JollyMost of my designs include an element of surprise, that little bird placed on something not expected or a bunny peeking out from behind a basket. It’s what everyone in the industry calls whimsy… I call it using your imagination! “Flowers for Emma” will follow “Miss Emma’s Garden” and you’re sure to find some tiny little birds throughout the fabric!

Snapshots from Anne’s studio
studio button jars

17 comments

  1. Congratulations, Kimberly, on an awesome blog! How exciting! And especially exciting to have Anne has your first guest blogger — and holding Sweet Emma! It doesn’t get any better than this!

    Looking forward to many wonderful bloggy years! And can’t wait to get my hands on some of that Emma fabric!!

  2. I love the photos of Anne’s studio!! I wish we could get closeups of it!

    Your baby is adorable! Can’t wait to see what you share on your blog. I’m a fan of your online shop for sure!

  3. Wow, I’m so excited you’ve got a blog now.

    Anne fabric looks amazing, I can’t wait to see Miss Emma’s Garden.

  4. Just love the new blog format and colours…enjoy reading about Anne Sutton and her new fabrics…look forward to lots more interesting posts and information.

  5. Congratulations on the blog, Kimberly! How great it is to see Anne Sutton’s studio and see her holding Emma. Emma is beautiful, by the way! I am definitely keeping tabs on your blog – I’m so glad you’re here!

  6. Congratulations, Kimberly!! This is a great blog! It has such a nice, friendly, lady-friendly feel. I was espcially happy to see Anne Sutton – I love Bunny Hill Designs. I, too, am looking forward to many years of wonderful blogging. How exciting to be coming out with your new fabric. I can’t wait to see it!!

  7. Awesome! A great blog to go along with one of my all-time fave online quilt shops!!!!

    Now I’ve *got* to ask – is the pink featherweight original, or painted???? I’d definitely love, love, love one for my craft room!!