Olive Ann Designs

Introducing……Olive Ann Designs!

If you’ve had an opportunity to step inside Sue’s shop, O’Susannah’s Quilts & Gifts, then you know the shop is more than just about quilting. One of my favorite sections is the fabric and pattern section for children. I have seen some of the cutest clothes for children there.

One of the designer’s patterns that Sue carries is from Olive Ann Designs. While in Pittsburgh last weekend for Quilt Market, I stopped briefly at the Olive Ann Designs booth and got a quick chat in with the owner and designer, Ann Blair. She was sweet to talk to and even sweeter when my camera took on a life of its own and started changing settings and randomly taking pictures in burst mode. She was patient and kind while I swapped cameras with my husband and had to ask her for yet another picture. How embarrassing!

Olive Ann Designs booth at 2014 spring Quilt Market, Pittsburgh, PA

Olive Ann Designs booth at 2014 spring Quilt Market, Pittsburgh, PA

Olive Ann Designs booth at 2014 spring Quilt Market, Pittsburgh, PA

Olive Ann Designs booth at 2014 spring Quilt Market, Pittsburgh, PA

Ann Blair of Olive Ann Designs at her booth at 2014 spring Quilt Market, Pittsburgh, PA

Ann Blair of Olive Ann Designs at her booth at 2014 spring Quilt Market, Pittsburgh, PA

When asked what inspires her, Ann stated her grandchildren (of course!) In the banner around the top of the booth there is a series of pictures of little children. Who might be in those pictures? Her grandchildren, plus “one borrowed” child, makes the series of pictures complete. I’d say, “lucky children” whose grandmother keeps them decked out in these adorable togs.

But you can sew for your kids or grandkids, too, in these cute little outfits. Sue carries some of the patterns and you can see them made up in the shop or right here on the blog as I’m sharing a couple of samples that are in the shop.

Olive Ann's "Easy Peasy Pleats" little girl's dress design, available at O'Susannah's

Olive Ann’s “Easy Peasy Pleats” little girl’s dress design, available at O’Susannah’s

Olive Ann's "Charley" little girl's dress design, available at O'Susannah's

Olive Ann’s “Charley” little girl’s dress design, available at O’Susannah’s

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