A Shared Heart
This week we thought we would share our heart with you. Lynette's Change of Heart quilt gives a lovely detailed look at the fabric collection Hearts and Flowers. Each heart stitched together using a crazy patch method and reminding us just how fragile our hearts can truly be. This design available in both patterns and fabric bundles.
As with every one of Lynette's fabric collection, they are all designed with each other in mind. The collections are able to be interchanged and used with each other. Hearts and Flowers is a vibrant rich fabric collection containing creams, greys and reds.
Another of our favourites and one that helps keep our heart anchored is Lynette's Heart and Home cushion.
Made using Lynette's Follow My Heart fabric range, this cushion keeps our home close to our hearts, where our hearts are always kept safe.
Both are available as patterns or kits/fabric bundle and both showcase the rich reds from both fabric ranges.
The Just Pins range make the loveliest gifts especially when used to finish off that beautifully hand made pincushion. So lovely you may not want to part with it or maybe you will decide to make two. Limited in number, these pins are truly beautiful and practical.
Today sees the start of the AQC in Melbourne Australia, and as with any of Lynette's shows, a great deal of excitement is felt by us all. If you do get the opportunity to call in and say hello... Lynette would love to meet you.
Have a happy and safe weekend :)
Winter Is On The Way
Here on the Sunshine Coast the seasons are definitely changing, a lovely cool breeze has come and by the time the sun goes down that cool breeze has changed into a slight chill leaving the smallest amount of frost. The first signs that winter is on the way. We here at the Little Quilt Store appreciate how different the seasons around the world are and we would love to hear about your corner of the world.
With the seasons changing and the cooler weather approaching we would like to announce the latest addition to the Lynette Anderson's fabric collection being Winter Village.
This fabric range reminds you of the snow covered hill tops and all the fun you can have in the snow. This range is available in fat 1/4 packs, fat 1/8 packs and Angel Delight packs as well as by the metre.
As with the release of every new fabric range we release new patterns so keep an eye out in future newsletters.
One of Lynette's favourite things is Yarn dye fabric. We have made these scrumptious Angel Delight Yarn Dye bundles. This pack contains 15 different fabrics giving you a wide array of colours for any project. Just enough fabric for you to fall in love with this medium as we have.
To give you a few examples of where the 3/4" Hexies are used we have the...
All of our examples are available in both patterns and kits. Just add the right packet of hexies and your project ready.
With the cooler weather here it is the perfect time to stitch. For those in the fabric club keep an eye on the post as your first range will be arriving soon, and we still have a few places left so it's not to late to send us the sign up form.
Lynette will be at the Australian Quilt Convention in Melbourne so if your near by don't forget to stop in and say hi. Till next time stay safe and warm.
We hope you are all looking forward to the Easter break and that you will find some time away from the chocolate and Easter breads for a little stitching. As usual at home here rain is forecast for the weekend, so we won't need any excuse to pick up an unfinished project, or even start a new one.
It seems like one celebration is hardly over before we start to plan the next - which for those of us in Australia and North America is Mothers Day on Sunday May 10.
So this is the time to remember your Mum with perhaps a gift voucher from Little Quilt Store - she might even chose something to make for you if you are very lucky!
Of course you can also drop a few hints around the family for something you would particularly like.....
a pair of Solmate socks in some fabulous funky colours - great for under boots or just keeping the toes warm around the house
a beautiful foundation pieced pendant. The fine workmanship in these pendants will is truly amazing
Yoko Saito books are beautiful just to look at, but have some fabulous projects as a bonus
For a gift that lasts all year, what about signing your Mum up for a Block of the Month? The new Valdani Thread Club starts in late April and Sweet Christmas Ornaments starts in May. Lynette's Fabric Club is also a great way to receive Lynette's fabric collections as they are released, and can be bought in three different pack sizes. Sign up forms are attached for all these clubs.
We have kits available in reproduction fabrics for Lynette's Butterfly Collection Quilt. This is a classic quilt pattern of Lynette's and continues to be very popular.
For those of you visiting the Australian Quilt Convention in Melbourne from 16 to 19 April, don't forget to call in and visit Lynette at the Little Quilt Store stand. This is our first time at AQC and we look forward to meeting some of our southern customers and showcasing our products in person.
A reminder that as we will be closed from Good Friday until next Tuesday 7 April orders placed over the weekend will be processed on our return to the shop.
So from all of us here at Little Quilt Store, we wish you and your families a Happy Easter.
Till next time...
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.