New Book - Floral Bouquet Quilts
What an exciting week it has been here in Queensland with many world leaders visiting for the G20, record temperatures and heat waves followed by wild storms. A very exciting week indeed with many ups and downs. Lynette has arrived home safely and we are looking forward to hearing all about what magical things happened on her trip.
This week sees the arrival of Yoko Saito's new book "Floral Bouquet Quilts". This book is gorgeous and is typical of Yoko Saito's style. All the projects are completed with particular attention to detail and showcase some of the finest work seen.
To complement the new Yoko Saito Book we have some new Yoko Saito inspired fabric bundles. These bundles were made with the book in mind and definitely give you enough fabric and inspiration to start any of the projects contained in the book.
Another welcomed addition to our family of patterns is the "Make Do Sewing Organiser".
This lovely innovative design for a sewing caddy is both pretty and practical. The perfect place to keep all of your sewing needs together and well protected.
Lynette has used a double steamer basket to create this very cute project, steamer baskets are available from Asian supply stores. The pattern also includes instructions for making the matching scissor holder.
A few reminders for our Block of the Month projects:
The "Kiss me Quick" project will start mid December. For those who have already secured your place, we have your parcel ready to go. If you haven't signed up yet but think this is something you could see yourself doing, then we have attached a sign up form and the good news is that it is not too late.
The "Thread Club" will start in January 2015 and we will take final numbers at the end of November. This club is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The threads are the richest and most vibrant variegated threads available. As it has been such a popular club and has generated so much interest, we have only a few spots left so, to secure your place, be sure to return the attached sign up form.
Another very popular club has been the "Charm Club". The charms are exquisite and showcase some of the finest detailed work making up a one of a kind piece of jewellery. We have only a few spots left in this club so be quick and secure one of the last spots available by returning the attached sign up form.
We do hope you have a wonderful week and we hope to share some of Lynette's exciting stories in the weeks to come.
Hearts and Flowers
It's a very exciting time when new things arrive and we are pleased to announce the arrival of Lynette's latest fabric range "Hearts and Flowers". This range explores the deep reds and greys and, in Lynette's unique style, "Hearts and Flowers" has some pale grey tones which could be used for stitchery backgrounds. This fabric range is a welcome addition to the Lynette Anderson family of fabric. "Hearts and Flowers" blends and mixes so well with all the other ranges. As well as being available by the metre, we also have Fat Quarter bundles, Fat Eighth bundles and our very popular Angel Delight packs.
To coincide with the release of "Hearts and Flowers", we have this gorgeous pattern "Change of Heart". The pattern is made with the crazy patch hearts and some very clever piecing giving us a feast for the eyes and teaching us a variety of techniques. "Change of Heart" showcases the fabric "Hearts and Flowers" giving us a glimpse of the fabric's full potential. Available in both patterns and fabric packs, we know you will be drawn to these hearts.
Also made using the "Hearts and Flowers" range is the "Initials" pattern. The most intricate and ornate alphabet sampler used in either the hexagon pincushion, with the tape measure braid encasing the outside, or the mini hoop necklace, using a variety of techniques, teaching us all the tips and tricks to make this project an absolute winner. This pattern is so sweet and can be made so personal for that special someone. We have also put together some little fabric bundles for this project.
Another great way to use your "Hearts and Flowers" fabric packs is our "Sweet Christmas Ornaments" patterns. To mix up the reds from "Starry Night" with the reds from "Hearts and Flowers" would give the richest Christmas Ornaments and make your Christmas Tree or Wallhanging a centre piece for the holidays.
With Christmas not far away now and the excitement building our "Waiting for Santa" truly shows the excitement felt by all. We have a limited number of Fabric Packs using the "Starry Night" fabric range, available.
Keep in mind our Clubs and Blocks of the Month coming up. All are limited in number and may never be repeated so don't miss out.
We have loved all the emails and visits we received so thank you from everyone at the "Little Quilt Store". Always keep time aside for stitching and we hope you have an amazing week.
Family and Friends
As seen on Lynette's Facebook page, Lynette has been catching up with family. Spending time with family and friends always recharges you. Reminiscing about days past, good times and what the future holds. Here at the "Little Quilt Store" we consider all of you as part of our family. We love receiving emails, photos and most of all the visits. Please keep them coming as it recharges us and inspires us.
With our family never far from our thoughts, we have our "Home Family & Friends" kits. This design is one of Lynette's recent releases and it certainly makes you feel a little longing for family and home. Available in both pattern and kits, it would make a perfect gift for that special someone.
In last week's newsletter we talked about the wonderful "Country Cottage Quilting" book being back in stock so, this week, we have made up fabric packs for the "Go Wild" quilt in the book. The fabric packs are made from our reproduction fabrics and are absolutely gorgeous. Deep and rich in colour giving the finished quilt a gem like quality. Definitely a stand out piece and we only have a few in stock so don't miss out.
Another way to recharge is "A Day Spent Sewing" and we have these beautiful kits for Lynette's pattern "A Day Spent Sewing". This lovely little project would make a great gift, either completed or as a kit, for that special stitching friend. We have both the pattern and the kit and, as with many of our kits, we have limited numbers so be quick.
With Christmas around the corner we have a few gift ideas for the friends and family in your life. Firstly we have our lovely "Scissor Charms". That perfect gift adding that extra bit of bling to your something special.
Next we have some exclusive 45mm Rotary Cutters. Newly arrived and very limited in number and not to be re stocked. So, if it's something you think you would like, you will need to be quick to order yours so you don's miss out.
And finally, we have our exquisite range of Lynette Anderson Design buttons. We have both the "Raw Button" range and we have our "Hand Painted Button" range. Guaranteed to to give your project that finishing touch and with our extensive range you will definitely find something to suit your needs.
To all the people in our "Simply Vintage" project club, it is very exciting that we have only one more instalment to go. Hopefully you have all had enormous fun working through Lynette's project and have found the fabric used as luxurious as we have. We will let you know the approximate arrival date before we send it out. If you would like to add anything to your order to save on postage then just email and let us know. We can certainly help with anything you need.
We hope you have a fantastic week and have the opportunity to get recharged and inspired.
It is certainly warming up on the Sunshine Coast, which makes for lovely beach days, a few electrical storms and plenty of time left for stitching. Whereever you are in the world and what ever weather changes are around you, hopefully you have been able to find time to stitch. Stitching brings out our creative side and gives us a real sense of achievement.
Back in stock we have "Country Cottage Quilting". This lovely Lynette Anderson book is one of our most popular,with a variety of patterns made using Lynette's unique style. Each one sweet in it's own way and with so many to choose from, there is guaranteed to be a project for you to fall in love with.
One of the projects from this lovely book is "The Walnut Tree". This sweet pattern showcases Lynette's beautiful designs and our wonderful craft cases. Perfect for keeping all your sewing needs together and secure.
Another of Lynette's wonderful designs for the craft case is "The Sewing Case". This design is available in both patterns and kits. The kits contain everything you need to complete the project, except the craft case and threads, of which we have a few in stock but, as these are a popular item, they won't last.
One vital piece of equipment when working on the craft case is the curved needle. Our curved needles are one of the "must haves", in your tool kit. They are perfect for that awkward spot that requires an extra little bit of attention. Our curved needles are of the highest quality and will make that awkward spot seem effortless.
This week we have "Mrs Hens Needlecase", and when ensuring your sewing supplies are safe and secure you would have to consider this to be the most gorgeous of our needlecases to fulfil your needs. "Mrs Hens Needlecase" is one of Lynette's new patterns and is definitely one of Lynette's sweetest designs yet. "Mrs Hens Needlecase" comes in both patterns and kits.
We have added some new fabric bundles to our online store including the wonderful "European Taupe's". The new bundles will give you a variety of colour and hopefully inspire you to create something amazing.
Here at the Little Quilt Store, we hope you have another great week and find plenty of time to relax and stitch. Don't forget to keep an eye on Lynette's Facebook page and blog to see where the adventure is leading next and if you get the opportunity to meet Lynette make sure you say hello.
The Warmth of Sunshine
With the weather here on the sunshine coast in Queensland warming up, we are having some of the most beautiful days we have had all year. We have had many visitors call in on us and we have thoroughly enjoyed having them share their adventures with us. We do hope the visitors have enjoyed their stay and hopefully we will see them again.
All the lovely visitors we have had has inspired us and we thought we should have a morning tea, over which we can share some of your lovely completed Lynette Anderson projects. At this stage we are in the early planning, but if you think it is something you would like to be involved in, then please send us an email with when you think you may like to visit. It would be lovely to hear about your adventures. Lynette is safely away on another adventure of her own so you should keep an eye on her Facebook posts to see how much fun Lynette is having.
It is always comforting to know you have someone to support you when you need it and more often than not a good "cuppa" will do the trick. Our "Tea for Two" stitchery reminds us of our closest friends and the warmth shared over a cup of tea.
The gorgeous "Blue Bird Cottage", is one of our favourites. Made using Lynette's "Hollyhock Cottage" fabric range, this wallhanging features appliqué and embroidery as well as a few other techniques. Limited in number so don't miss out.
Back by popular demand is Lynette's "Initials" pattern. Beautifully fine delicate stitcheries, perfect for that special gift for that special friend and with Christmas just around the corner there is no better time. Thread, hoops and tape measure ribbon are available here.
Talking about Christmas, we have the perfect gift idea. These Lynette Anderson Scandinavian themed kits are limited in number and will not be restocked so be sure to secure one.
Even though it is warming up in Queensland, it is definitely getting cooler in some parts of the world. For the cooler climates we have the "Snowmen Make Me Smile" flannel fabric bundles.
This fabric is sure to bring warmth to any project, and when that project is a special gift, that warmth is felt for many years.
Don't forget to keep an eye on our great fabric deals. You may just find that perfect fabric you have been searching for.
We hope you have a wonderful week ahead full of lovely surprises. Don't forget, if you have any questions just email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
We have been super busy this week preparing for another of Lynette's adventures. Don't forget to watch Lynette's blog and Facebook to see which part of the world Lynette is visiting now and the different lovely stitching going on wherever Lynette is.
This week is the release of the new Block of the Month "Kiss Me Quick". This gorgeous wallhanging made using Lynette's Quilter's Garden fabric range (plus creams from her Bread & Butter range), is so sweet and features both Hugo and Felix, two of Lynette's much loved pets.
Made in Lynette's unique style, the quilt also features lovely wool flowers adding more dimension. The sign up sheet is attached for those wishing to take part in this gorgeous 6 month project. We have the fabric packs, the wool packs and the thread packs available, providing you with all you need to complete this project.
We will start this lovely Block of the Month in December so if this is something you can see yourself doing, or you would like to give as a gift for Christmas, be sure to send the form back to us to secure your place.
With Christmas around the corner, and most of us busy gathering that perfect gift for that perfect person, we have put a few things together that would make perfect gifts - if you can bear to part with them! Christmas Fun is one of our most popular range products so we put together two packs of Christmas Fun. Pack A contains Braids, Stickers, Reindeer ribbon, Fun Tags and Christmas Fun Ribbon. Pack B contains Brads, Braids, Stickers, Reindeer Ribbon, Fun Tags, 2 Angel Delights and the Christmas Fun Ribbons. Both packs are full of Christmas cheer and add to any project.
Another lovely gift is our 'Christmas Night' stitchery kit. This sweet project shows the house on Christmas night finished off with the arrival of Santa, in a hand painted Santa button. Beautifully captured in the Oval Frame for all to share.
As the Christmas Fun fabric range was also one of our most popular ranges, we have made some fabric bundles to hopefully inspire you to create your own Christmas Fun.
We are still have a few places left for our exciting new thread club. We are definitely excited to be bringing these rich luxurious colours of the exquisite Valdani Threads to the "Little Quilt Store" in our new Thread club. Make sure to return your sign up form to secure your place.