This time of year there’s a lot of talk about “the holidays” and that typically refers to Thanksgiving, Christmas, Channukah, and New Year’s. But at Quilt Market in Houston, Anne Sutton was talking about a different season all together: her new Block of the Month (BOM) is all about springtime and a breath of fresh air after a long winter. It combines her newest fabric line, Jubilee, with Moda basics for a charming composition that includes chicks wearing galoshes, trying on bonnets, and pulling larger-than-life eggs behind bicycles. We asked Anne, who typically creates two BOMs each year, how she comes up with these whimsical ideas.
Rather than envisioning the entire quilt, Anne designs one block at a time, drawing them first in black and white. Once she’s satisfied with her composition, she adds color. “Putting in the fabric is so fun,” she says. “I love watching appliqué quilts come to life.”