Mini Monday - From little things, big things grow
Fabrics will vary from the images shown
Be sure not to miss out on this great opportunity. Sign up for the fabric club on the attached form and return it to us.
It's not too late to commence with the just released Stonehouse Garden range or commence with the latest must have Bread and Butter - 2016 (18 prints) collection which is due out in October. Include a comment when you return the form to let us know when you would like to start receiving Lynette's fabrics.
Until next time,
These are a Few of Our Favourite Things
I've been cleaning up my sewing room over the last few days and found some patterns that I've 'put away' and forgotten about. One of them was Lynette's beautiful In Full Bloom BOM. I bought this pattern on my honeymoon, after we had finished a beautiful picnic lunch under the Jacaranda trees in Hobart, Tasmania. It just seemed so fitting.
You too can create your own memories with Lynette's In Full Bloom. This cute quilt features 12 stitchery designs and simple machine piecing.
Keeping this memory in mind, I've asked many of our visitors to the shop this week, what their favourite thing was.
Crazy Chooks in Boots was popular. These crazy patched chooks, are so adorable, and so simple to make. A great project to use up scraps and with a bit of blanket stitch applique and a 'tail feather' border, you'll have it finished before you know it.
The next favourite was 'My Home or Yours'. This has been popular with many of our guests from the United Kingdom. One lady said that it reminded her of the different houses she could see as she drove through the country-side. Each block of this gorgeous quilt features a different house - including a cottage, a castle, a windmill and a gypsy caravan.
Techniques used include needle-turn applique, traditional English paper piecing, plus some simple piecing. A set of thirteen patterns make up this charming project and the completed size is approximately 54" square.
There is only one fabric starter pack left, so be quick. First in, first served.
Last, but not least, Lynette's Book, Rainbow Cottage has been popular. One little girl didn't want to leave without the Rainbow Book, and we had quite a performance.
Combining stitchery with some traditional simple blocks and some very special hand painted buttons you too can create a simple country feel for your home with one of the gorgeous projects within this book.
If you bought a packet of elongated hexagons to make the Hexie Bird Quilt in Lynette's Country Style Quilting book, we may have supplied you with the wrong sized papers and or templates. We should have supplied you with elongated honeycomb shapes.
Please check your order or purchase and if you have these incorrect shapes, could you please send us an email with a photo attached of what you have, and your mailing address so that we can send you the correct pack. We are incredibly sorry for this inconvenience.
We have just one place available for Sew, Stitch Sea on 18th September, here on the Sunshine Coast. If you would like to attend please fill out the form attached and send it back to us fully completed. It will be first in, first served to fill this place.
Until next week,
Mini Monday - Fun Mismatched Socks
Here in the Little Quilt Store we all love these socks!
They are made from cotton, they wash well in the machine and Lynette says that her naughty husband Vince accidentally put them in the tumble drier and they came out fine!!
There are some for him,
(perfect for Father's Day if you're in Australia or New Zealand!)
or for her,
and even some for Christmas!
What ever you choose, we know that you'll love these socks as much as we do.
Until next time,
Lets go Gardening!
I am by nature a virtual gardener, preferring to stitch my garden with fabric and thread rather than working in the soil. For Stonehouse Garden I wanted to evoke in the mind of the quiltmaker a sense peace and harmony, the imagined aromas and sounds of a country garden.
The colours and patterns that I have gathered for this collection are firmly rooted in the ground, the flora that grows from it and the things that make our gardens have personalities of their own. Each print has been carefully designed so that when combined they remind us of gentle days in the garden with the sun on our backs, the laughter of children playing, bees buzzing and sense of joyfulness.
Mini Monday in the Highlands
The beautiful Highland range of fabrics has been popular in store this week, so we thought it fitting to remind you of this deliciously rich range.
Available by the meter, fat quarter packs, fat eighth packs, patty cakes, angel delights or charm packs, its golden caramels and beautiful burgundies just scream buy me!
The Cat & The Hen wall hanging is stunning in these striking colours and comes in a kit form too! With some simple embroidery, appliqué and machine piecing, once you've added the raw highland flowers buttons you're done!
Finished size 12 1/2" x 14"
If something bigger is more your thing - this fabulous throw sized quilt features appliquéd flowers and simple piecing, and is set off with an interesting scalloped border.
Gardener's Delight is available to buy as a printed pattern or as a PDF download.
Finished size is 160cm square (approx 63" square")
Till next time
Hot Off The Press
Look at these new patterns Lynette is releasing today at Festival of Quilts in Birmingham! Both of these were projects at her Stitch the Day Away UK workshops earlier in the week.
The Songbird's Garden is a collection of fun things for you to stitch, including a journal cover, a tri-fold needle case and scissor holder. Techniques include Lynette's unique embroidery designs and needle turn appliqué.
Embellish it with the The Songbird Birdhouse button.
We just love the new Birdie Inn Bag too! The pre cut 1/2" yarn dye hexagons will make creating this tote so much easier. Grab a pack of the 1/2" paper hexagons or the pre cut water soluble ones to save you some fuss.
The beautiful Fernhill wallhanging, originally designed as a a mystery button club project, has become one of Lynette's most popular sellers. It has been remade in Lynette's gorgeous new Stonehouse Garden range. Included in the kit is the pattern, fabric for the top and binding and the hand painted buttons.
When you're starting any new project, don't forget to check you have all the basic supplies to keep you going. Check your glue, stabiliser and needles are plentiful and that you have a nice sharp blade on your rotary cutter.
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Till next time