New patterns to tempt you
We have had a very busy week here at Little Quilt Store getting Lynette off to Salt Lake City in time for the Spring Market trade show.
Lynette will be releasing some new patterns at the show, and we are pleased to offer them to you as well....
Simple strip piecing with some gorgeous stitchery appliqued onto the front of the bag. And a very handy inner pocket just for your phone.
Measures 10" x 12"
Measuring 57" x 70" this pieced quilt is stunning....
Does it remind you of a mosaic tiled floor in a church or cathedral?
The girls have been busy behind the scenes cutting kits and fabric bundles for upcoming shows, and we now have back in stock for you bundles of Lynette's Hearts and Flowers fabric range - a collection of beautiful greys and reds. We have Fat quarters, Fat eighths and Angel Delight bundles available and you are sure to fall in love with the fabric. Also available by the metre in store and online.
For a quick quilt using this range together with Lynette's Bread and Butter range, why not try
Crazy patch hearts and simple piecing make a very striking quilt, measuring 66" square (approx 1.7m)
If you are after a smaller project, perhaps for a gift, we have
Features embroidery, appliqué and simple piecing for a very sweet journal cover.
A handy little draw string bag, pin cushion and needlecase.
Available as a pattern only or pattern and fabric kit
(note fabrics in the kit may vary slightly from those photographed above)
Includes pattern for the pincushion and initial pendant (full alphabet included).
Available as a pattern only, downloadable pdf pattern, or as a pattern and fabric kit.
(note fabrics in the kit may vary slightly from those photographed above)
Also back in stock are the pink rotating cutting mats.
These are light and small enough to take to class or your quilting group, and are fabulous when fussy cutting.
Well it's time for us to get back to preparing for the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair - it's only 5 weeks away!
The Fair is on from June 22 to June 26 at the Sydney Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island. Mark it in your diary if you are town - Little Quilt Store will be there on Stand D75.
Till next time
Kits are ready..
Hooray and a big 'thank you' to Donna who has been busy cutting kits for the Floss Organiser - we have kits in two colour ways,
the original and also in My Hearts At Home fabrics -
I cant decide which one I like the best :)
My Hearts At Home
The floss organiser opens to reveal two little wool appliquéd birds where
you can keep the needle and pins in use and the little envelope
pocket between the birds is for new packs of needles.
The see through pockets are great as its easy to see which
colour your looking for...
The gorgeous wooden spools can come either with just 'My Threads'
written on the top or you can have your name engraved
the personalised spools come with the Valdani Floss
numbers on the bottom that are from the
pack 'Country Style Quilting'.
Here are the 20 pretty Valdani 6 strand floss thats come
in the pack....they are gorgeous to work with and I love the subtle change of colour that is in each skein.
For those of you who cant wait to make your own
Floss Organiser, its now available as a pdf pattern :)
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Things you need...
Time for a cuppa....sit back and relax, here is my favourite cup
with a little blue wren on it, I wonder what your favourite cup looks like?
Do you love to garden - or are you like me and don't like dirty
hands and would you rather stitch a pretty garden themed project?
I am off to Salt Lake City next week for Spring Market where
I will showcase my latest ranges of fabric - Festive Fun and
Stonehouse Garden - Festive Fun is in store now so you can get
busy with your Christmas projects. Stonehouse is due in store in August.
Festive Fun has a wonderful feature print which comes in four
colour ways which is perfect for fussy cutting. We have the fabrics
available by the yd or as pre-cut bundles.
'Let It Snow' is a new table topper that I have designed and
that we have cut a sweet new button pack for thats called 'jingle bells'.
A small quantity of Stonehouse Garden fabric ahead of its
release has been sent to the laser cutter and.....
we have got a limited amount of laser-cut hexagon shapes in
both 1/2" (packs of 200) and 1" (packs of 100). Team them with
either the yarn dye or Bread and Butter pre-cut hexagons and have
fun with your EPP, these precisely cut shapes will save you so
Coming soon is my new 5 part block of the month which I
have named 'Green Thumb' in honour of those who work in the
earth. Green Thumb has just arrived back from being professionally
quilted and it looks fabulous.
Green Thumb features some gorgeous stitchery together with
appliqué and simple piecing. We will be advising details
of this new club in the coming weeks so be sure to 'watch this space'.
We have more of these gorgeous little red scissors and string
thing tins back in stock, its amazing what you can fit into a 'string thing'.
In the meantime, we have plenty of garden themed projects
to keep your fingers busy.. one of my favourites is Mrs Hens
Needlecase and scissor holder. We have kits available for this project or just patterns.
A collection of 6 sweet little ornaments celebrating the
joys of spring. Available as a pattern set or pattern and fabric kit.
Anderson's Farm - new start date
Have you been watching the progress of Anderson's Farm on Lynette's Facebook page?
We have had so many people asking to join this club, so we are pleased to announce a new start date for those of you who missed out. The new club will start in August 2016 and run for 10 months through to May 2017. Please complete and return this sign up form, and return it to us. You can either photograph or scanning it and email it back to us and we will confirm your place. (*Note some of the original fabrics are no longer available, however Lynette has personally chosen some co-ordinated fabrics to replace these.)
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Till next time
Hugo does love his morning walk and I admit I love it too.
Each morning we enjoy finding and identifying flowers and trees. The Grevillia's are looking lovely at the moment.
What is your cutting mat looking like these days?
If you are using your mat regularly, you probably don't notice how worn it is, so why not treat yourself to a new one?
We have two types/sizes of rotating mats, as well as the regular flat mats.
The same test should be put to your rotary cutter...is it time for a new cutter, or just a new blade?
Buy the blades in packs of 3 and you will be sure to have one on hand next time you find a section of your fabric has not been cut through.
The black non-slip mats that Lynette loves to use when preparing her appliqué are now back in stock.
These are so handy - they roll up to keep in your sewing kit, and can be washed with warm soapy water to bring them back to looking new.
Lynette has been overwhelmed with the very kind comments about her
My Floss Organiser pattern.
Do you have yours yet?
You will see there is a very sweet little scissor charm stitched to the front of the organiser, and we now have these in stock.
Sold in a pack of 3 charms - they would suit any sewing themed stitchery as well.
Also our little wooden My Thread Spools, sold in packs of 10, fit perfectly into the organiser.
Lynette loves Valdani threads for their texture and subtle variation of colour.
She has created a special pack that contains 10yds each of 20 different 6 ply stranded embroidery floss.
These are the colours that Lynette has used throughout her latest book Country Style Quilting and in her new mystery button quilt 'Anderson's Farm' -
and they fit perfectly into your Floss Organiser when wound onto the thread spools.
And finally two NEW feline inspired patterns have just been released by Lynette:
The Cat's Garden
Our cats just love being in the garden -
they love to hide amongst the plants where it’s cool and sheltered, play chase amongst the flowers, climb the trees and find peaceful places to have a nap.
These kitty cats have had a busy day in amongst the flowers and now it’s time to head home for dinner!
Finished Size approx.: 38" x 38"
Happy Family Table Runner
Families come in all sizes and shapes - these two families are perhaps busy getting ready for a special outing!
The mother cats are presenting their partners with their new babies, a very proud moment!
The naughty kitten at the back is definitely trying to get his siblings into trouble.
Finished size approx. 27” x 44”
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New pre-cut shapes and AQC Best Sellers
We are back from our trip to the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne and what a week it was.
Great to catch up with some of our online customers, those who have visited us when holidaying on the Sunshine Coast and to meet new customers.
Just in time for the show we took delivery of packs of "Seeing Stars" - our new pre-cut 1" 6 pointed stars (diamonds).
Each pack contains 100 pieces, cut from 25 prints from a variety of Lynette's fabric ranges.
They are now available online, along with packs of pre-cut papers.
If you have been following Lynette on Facebook you will see how she has started to put some of these together with the pre-cut yarn dye hexagons.
Perhaps you can come up with a new design and send us some photos.
And arriving just this afternoon are our new pre-cut 1/2" and 1" hexagons in a wonderful selection of
mixed yarn dyes - in beautiful reds, greens, browns and blues.
Some of the Best Selling Patterns at the show were...
My Floss Organiser, together with the packs of My Thread Spools
A Dog's Life
Annie's Cottage Pillow
Lynette's latest book, Country Style Quilting, quickly sold out, as did the Scrappy 2 1/2" fabric packs -
50 different fabrics from Lynette's ranges ready for you to start the Hexie Bird Quilt from the book, or just for some scrappy piecing.
The best selling kit was True Neutral - again this kit and pattern sold out at the show but we do have some available online.
The muted tones of this quilt complement just about any type of decor.
And finally, don't forget Mother's Day is just around the corner -
Sunday May 8 in Australia, Europe and North America.
The perfect time for a quilting gift for that special person!
Featured below is the sweet little Spring Ornament named Mother's Love.
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Till next time....