NEW Spring Ornaments
What a fun and exciting week it has been. Here at the Little Quilt Store we are busily packing for Lynette's trip to the Australian Quilt Convention in Melbourne in April.
If you are fortunate enough to be in that part of the world, then make sure you call in and say hello. That is one of Lynette's favourite things, meeting lots of new people and catching up with some old friends.
This week we have some lovely new patterns, Spring Ornaments. These sweet ornaments are designed to inspire you with all things Spring. Six different designs in total and a raw button included in each one. We will also have fabric packs available very soon. They would be amazing to keep around you as inspiration and would also make gorgeous gifts.
We only have a few months left for our In house Block of the Month Ladies and we have cemented quite lovely friendships. The ladies have been working on Love Letters which has been a pleasure to be involved in. After seeing the ladies work together and help each other, this block of the month is definitely one that works well in a group.
We have just cut the latest fabric bundles for the pretty version and have restocked on all you need for this beautiful quilt.
Just a reminder that we have some lovely jewellery for quilters. We have our lovely hand made pendants. Each one unique and showcasing a quilt block with very fine piecing then beautifully framed.
We also have our Thimble Necklace. These are limited in number and are available in both silver and gold. Be quick as these beautiful necklaces won't last.
Our thread of choice this week is Lynette's favourite bottom line thread, colour #617. This is one of Lynette's favourite threads. Made by Superior Threads this colour blends with everything. A very strong firm user-friendly thread. We also have Superior Threads Super Bobs is mixed colour packs
We do hope you have a wonderful week, full of inspiration and with plenty of time for stitching.
The Easter Bunny Is On His Way
Just where has this year gone? In only a couple of weeks Easter will be upon us again and we will all be indulging in great food with family and friends, organising Easter egg hunts and of course, enjoying the odd bit of chocolate.
We have a few projects here at LQS to help you get into the Easter mood and to decorate your home.
Lynette's Easter Tablerunner is definitely going to get you ready for Easter. This sweet table runner is made using a few different techniques, pieced blocks, embroidery and it also has some wool work in there.
A little bit of something for everyone and would make a wonderful centre piece for your Easter family gathering.
The Sweet Dreams quilt warms your heart and brings a smile to your face. The arrival of a little one is always a joyous occasion. Available in both a boy and a girl version, this project will be treasured for generations.
We have many gorgeous hand painted buttons and this week we would like to introduce you to Mr Rabbit. Mr Rabbit is one of our cutest buttons and, as with all of our hand painted buttons, this will add that final touch to your project.
As stitchers, pincushions are a vital tool of the trade. The Country Pincushions are not only an essential tool, but are also both adorable and practical. As you can see they are finished off beautifully with the Busy Bee painted buttons.
Whilst working away on all of these wonderful projects, it would be hard to go past Mrs Hen's Needlecase especially as it is the perfect place to keep all of your stitching necessities. Mrs Hen's Needlecase also contains a variety of techniques giving a small taste of a little of everything. Available in both patterns and kits.
A perfect place to hide the eggs for Easter is with the chickens. The Hens in the Yard quilt is one of our most popular. Made using fabric from Lynette's different ranges giving this quilt a definite country flair. We have both the patterns and kits available.
Make sure you enjoy your Easter preparations. Have an awesome week and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
As many of you have only been receiving our newsletter for a little while, and a warm welcome to those people, we thought we would share some classic Lynette Anderson Designs patterns and fabric.
For those whose have been with us for some time it is always nice to look back and go over some very fond memories, all of which create the inspiration needed for the stitching week ahead.
One of our most popular and most talked about quilts is Lynette's lovely Woodland Secrets.
"There is a sweet woodland scene in each of the seven stitchery heart blocks, look for MrBunny, MrFox and the Lonely Crow. Each heart has been appliquéd to the background block and has a Ric Rac braid around the edge which gives it a whimsical feel. The sweet heart blocks are set off by a very simple pieced quilt that measures approx. 42" square when finished" Lynette x
Both versions showcase fine exquisite stitchery and give you a feel for the forest. The heart shaped designs also can be framed individually in our wooden heart frames, these would be a great gift idea.
When you are talking about the animals in the forest you can't go past our Forest Friends kits. These kits are by far one of our best sellers and still one of our favourites. This lovely pattern can be made into a cushion or made up into a wall hanging using our square frame which showcases each individual block.
The pattern uses a few different techniques, some embroidery some piecing and most importantly some appliqué, which will certainly give your Apliquick tools some more practise.
In Full Bloom
In Full Bloom has been a favourite with everyone here and we hope to with you. originally done using Lynette's Secret Garden range (which unfortunately is no longer available) and redone using Lynette's Quilter's Garden fabric range.
This six part pattern set which contains twelve sweet stitcheries will give you inspiration both to stitch and to garden. We also have fabric packs available for the Quilter's Garden version of this quilt.
As you can see when the piece comes together it is one of our most ornate pieces here. We have the pattern, fabric packs and buttons available…both hand painted and raw wood options are available.
We hope you have a wonderful week.
If you are in our Valdani Floss Club keep an eye on the post as your parcel will be in your mail box soon.
Change of Season and A Brand New Club
Welcome to the first week of a new season - Autumn for us in the southern hemisphere and Spring for those in the north. Both seasons have their own special meaning to us, and what better way to celebrate than with a few new projects.
to the Farmyard in Fall quilt in Stitch it For Autumn (or Fall if you prefer).
There are embroideries, bags, purses, table centres, cushions and the list goes on.
And for quilting and stitchery backgrounds, our range of yarn dyes are the perfect choice. For those of you who have not used these before you will soon become addicted. They are beautiful to work with and the colours blend in so well with a wide variety of fabric ranges. Most have a bit of texture to them which gives life to your quilt or stitchery project.
Lynette Anderson Designs Fabric Club
And now for some exciting news. Little Quilt Store is pleased to announce a new club - the Lynette Anderson Designs Fabric Club.
The club will offer 3 fabric pack sizes (fat 1/4, 25cm strip or fat 1/8) across each of Lynette's new fabric ranges as they become available. Each pack will contain all the prints from each range. Lynette releases three main fabric collections each year with 25 prints, and two smaller collections varying from 8 to 15 prints.
So be sure to sign up to avoid missing this opportunity. As an added bonus, if you sign up to receive the main collections you will also receive a raw wood button set designed to co-ordinate with the collections.
Details and sign up form are attached.
Back in stock this week for those eager to appliqué or English paper piece, are the glue pen refills. Great value in packs of four refills. I keep a couple of packs on hand - just in case a new project grabs my eye.
If you are at all superstitious, Friday of next week is again Friday the 13th. Now is the time to get in the mood and complete some spooky projects ahead of Halloween in October. We have Lynette's Happy Halloween fabrics on special at the moment and a selection of small projects to keep you stitching away till then.
Until next time....
Our appliqué journey
Recently, Lynette had a sign up for the newsletter give away posted on Facebook, Congratulations to the winner and as a welcome to our new comers and a reward for our existing customers... Lynette is offering a 5% discount on online orders.
Once you have completed your shopping you need to enter the discount code 'WELCOME' to receive your discount.
Continuing on our appliqué journey, and giving us more practise with our apliquick tools, this week we are sharing our lovely wall hanging A Day Spent Sewing. This sweet wall hanging combines the beautiful appliqué with some embroidery creating a wonderful project that reminds us of our love of stitching. A Day Spent Sewing is available in both patterns and kits.
The kits contain the Sewing Bird button pack and all the fabric needed to complete this project.
Once completed, A Day Spent Sewing fits perfectly in our small wire frame. Limited in number so don't miss out.
One of our most popular patterns is Woodland Secrets. Originally done using Wildflower Wood fabric range now redone in Hearts and Flowers and stitched using the a variegated rich red cottage garden thread. Patterns available, if you would like a kit for this project please email us :)
Hearts and flowers is a deep rich fabric range and is available in Angel Delights, Fat Eight's and Fat Quarter packs as well as by the metre.
If you have a love of stars, as we do here then the Country Star kit will be another reason for you to fall in love with stars. Made using Lynette's Mending Fences fabric range and showcasing some precise piecing making each star sparkle. Finished size 81" x 91" inches and aimed at an intermediate stitcher.
Sweet Christmas Ornaments, is one of our most popular patterns. Suitable for beginners and adding that warm home made feel to your christmas decorations. The Sweet Christmas ornaments was run as block of the month and back by popular demand, starting in May we are having our Sweet Christmas ornament club.
SWEET CHRISTMAS BLOCK OF THE MONTH PROGRAM
Little Quilt Store will be running a special Block of the Month program consisting of two patterns each month for 6 months leaving you plenty of time to finish in time for Christmas. The cost will be $15.40 per month. Extras will be available for this project and include:
- Fabric Pack A to make 12 Sweet Christmas Ornaments and priced at $20.00
- Fabric Pack B to make the Sweet Christmas Wallhanging is $32.50
- "Cottage Garden" variegated threads costing $6.00 per skein
If you would like to take part in this program please download and return the form to us either via email or post.
We have had some up and down weather moments and not just here on the sunshine coast but all across Australia. We here at The Little Quilt Store do hope everyone is safe and sound. Have a wonderful week.
Frame It Up
Do you have an empty space on your wall that is just screaming out for a small project? We have a great selection of wooden frames available as well as kits for small embroidery projects that would definitely fit the bill.
Our frames are wooden and come in brown and white, and in a variety of shapes - square, round, oval and heart shape. Team them with one of our small embroidery kits, and you have the perfect weekend project or gift for a sewing friend.
A couple of other popular small projects have just been re-kitted and are available now. The Sewing Case kit is so useful for travelling and attending classes you will wonder just how you lived without it, and the Blossom Tree kit is a sweet little wall hanging full of the joys of spring.
Our Charm Club has been very popular over the last few years, and we have a couple of places left in the current club. If you are interested in joining and building up a truly unique bracelet or necklace from these intricate little charms, just complete the attached sign up form and send it back to us. There are six charms in total, and one will be mailed to you every two months.
Until next time,