Adventures in Spring
We have enjoyed another beautiful week at Little Quilt Store. Lynette has returned and is busy telling us about all the wonderful sights and the lovely people that crossed her path whilst on her travels. It is always interesting to hear about what other stitchers are doing in different parts of the world.
One of our favourites here at the Little Quilt Store is My Home or Yours. We recently finished this project as a block of the month and it was lovely to see this quilt created in so many different colour ways. We have both the patterns and fabric packs, so you could either finish yours similar to the original or put your own colour twist on this wonderful quilt.
As it is Spring in Australia and wedding bells are in the air at this time of year, we have a few limited packs for "With This Ring", including the pattern. This memorable wallhanging would make the perfect gift for the happy couple or you could memorialise your own special day forever in stitches.
Back in stock are our craft cases. These cases make the most beautiful and practical sewing cases, just perfect for keeping all your sewing notions in one place, safe and secure.
"The Sewing Case" is a perfect match for our craft cases. This project was designed for the craft case, using Lynette's definitive style and design making the case absolutely beautiful. We have both the pattern and the kits available.
This will be your last chance to grab a "Wildflower Wood" fabric bundle. As you know, this fabric range has been out of print for some time and we have made some very nice bundles with what is still available. These bundles are in very limited numbers so don't miss out.
As you know, Christmas is just around the corner, so to add a small bit of Christmas cheer we have our "Starry Night" bundles in Angel Delights, Fat Eighths and Fat Quarters. There is still enough time before Christmas to finish gifts of any size.
To add an extra Christmas wish, we have our "Christmas Joy" button pack. This pack brings a smile to your face and of course, a delicate button adds that finishing touch to any project.
The Warmth of Sunshine and Stitches
Hello from sunny Queensland,
We have truly had the most luxurious days here on the Sunshine Coast, beautiful sunshine with a light breeze, perfect weather. If you have been following Lynette you will have seen some of the beautiful things in Norway, a slightly different climate than here and Lynette has now moved on to Spain, different again. Make sure you follow her adventures and see all the fun things that Lynette is doing.
New arrivals and back in stock are these gorgeous scissor charms. As well as your favourites we have some new additions to our collection, Cupcakes, Ladybirds, Teapots, Puppies and the sweet Penguins. There is a charm for everyone.
This week we have one of Lynette's favourite's, "Hens in the Yard". This lovely project gives the rustic feel of being on the farm and looking forward to those fresh eggs. We have both patterns and fabric packs available.
Whilst you are thinking about being on the farm, keep in mind "Stitch it for Autumn". This book is packed with projects reflecting the farmyard life. Great value with so many projects and such variety in the style of patterns; all gorgeous and practical.
When looking at "Stitch it for Autumn", you will see the lovely "Mending Fences" fabric range. We have "Mending Fences" fat ¼ packs. These packs contain one fat quater of all 25 prints which will give you a variety of fabrics to complete many of the projects in "Stitch it for Autumn".
Also this week we have some new Fat ¼ packs. These packs contain 4 fat quarters from Lynette's Hollyhock Cottage and Follow My Heart. Just enough fabric to do something nice with or perfect as a gift.
We have also added some new Quilter's Garden fabric packs to our collection.
For those in our "Simply Vintage" BOM, good news, they have arrived. If you would like to add to your magazine don't forget to email and let us know. For those not in the BOM we have a few extras but be quick so as not to miss out.
We hope you have a fantastic week, and whatever weather you find yourself in, we do hope you make time for stitching. Don't forget to keep an eye on Lynette and her adventures. You never know where Lynette will turn up next.
We have had the most beautiful days here in Queensland recently, absolutely gorgeous, so we thought we would share some of our absolutely gorgeous things with you.
New and just in stock, we have some lovely hand made individual Flower Brooches. Each one unique and gorgeous, made using Lynette's fabric from a variety of ranges. These sweet brooches are definitely limited in number as they are hand made here on the Sunshine Coast, with the most love, care and attention to detail. Beauty attracts beauty so either as a gift, or for yourself, they will certainly draw beautiful things to whomever wears these brooches.
Back in stock and with a few new additions are the gorgeous "Just Pins". Along with the very popular "Valentine" pack and the "S is for Sew" pack, just to name a few, we have added the "Goodness & Grace" pack to our collection. These pins add the finishing touch to any pincushion.
Just arrived are our black and beige wallets. The wallets are great value at $33.00 and go perfectly with the "Heart Cottage Purse", the "Sewing Purse" and the "Daisy Garden Purse". All are unique Lynette Anderson designs and all three come either as a pattern for $10.00, or as a kit for $22.00. Perfect as a gift for a fellow stitcher.
One of our most popular patterns is "Fernhill" and we have made some gorgeous new fabric starter packs for this beautiful wallhanging. Along with the new fabric packs we have the Fernhill hand painted button pack, which completes the project.
For those who were lucky enough to pre-order the Daisy Chain Cottage quilt kit, we are happy to let you know they have arrived and you should receive yours soon. We have a few kits still available :)
Hopefully the days stay beautiful wherever you are and you are surrounded by beautiful things, especially your beautiful stitcheries.
Showcasing Special Things
It's been another beautiful week here at the Little Quilt Store. We have been preparing for Lynette's next adventure which is in Norway so if you are in or near Norway, and are able to make it to the Norwegian Quilt Festival, then be sure you say hello to Lynette. If you're lucky enough to be in one of her workshops, then we know you will enjoy yourself, learn many things and have a most memorable time.
As seen on Lynette's Facebook post we have added some new "Cottage Garden Threads" to our expanding collection. These hand dyed variegated threads are so rich in colour and are a dream to work with. They will add a deeper dimension to your work and keep everyone looking for a new favourite piece with each different colour. With our new "Cottage Garden Threads" we have the fantastic thread conditioner "Thread Heaven". "Thread Heaven" keeps your thread conditioned and smooth making stitching even easier.
We have also added some new Aurifil threads to our collection of threads. Beautiful for both hand stitching or hand quilting as well as machine sewing, you will find these threads to be reliable, easy to work with and feel you have a slight advantage when you use them.
Our featured kit this week is the "Orange Tree". This cushion is so sweet and a very popular kit. The stitchery is divine and will showcase your fine stitches and craftsmanship.
This kit also comes with a gorgeous hand painted wheelbarrow button giving it that finishing touch.
As the previous Cream Yarn Dye Packs were so popular, we have decided to put a new pack together. As you know, here at the Little Quilt Store, we have a real love and appreciation for the Yarn Dye fabrics; they add a dimension and texture to your work that cannot be replicated with anything else.
As we have talked about our new threads and thread conditioner, it only seems fair we show you some stitcheries where you can use some of these lovely products. We have three gorgeous stitcheries, "The Lonely Crow", "The Owl Family" and "The Nest". All three of these sweet stitcheries are showcased in our gorgeous wooden heart frames. These kits would make a perfect project or a beautiful gift.
As our in-house Block of the Month ladies have now completed their "My Home Or Yours" quilt, the group has decided the next project they would like to work on is "Love Letters" in Lynette's pretty colourway.
It was truly inspiring getting together with this group and to see them encourage each other and produce some truly lovely work. Unfortunately the class is full, but we didn't want anyone to miss out on the fun so we are offering it as a mail-out Block of the Month. The mail out will be on the same day as the ladies do their workshop. You can keep in touch via email if you have any questions and of course we love to receive photo updates. We have attached a sign up form and hopefully we look forward to you joining our group.
Ps. There are still a couple of spots left in the charm club. If you would like to take part please see the sign up form attached :)
New Pattern and Great Fabric Deals
It has been a wonderful week here, hearing all the interesting stories from Lynette's great adventures. Lynette had a wonderful time abroad and is looking forward to her next trip. I'm sure if you caught up with Lynette then you would know just how much fun was had by everyone.
This week we have a brand new pattern release, Home, Family and Friends. This lovely wallhanging shows the three most valuable things in life, your home, your family and your friends. The combination of appliqué and embroidery brings this piece to life. The friends panel gives you two patterns to choose from so you can have either cats or dogs. We also have kits available for this projects.
Used in the Home, Family and Friends wallhanging are the gorgeous variegated Valdani threads. These threads give a lovely softer look to your work.
Great Fabric Deal @ LQS
This week we have a fabulous fabric deal. We are offering Paula Barnes Companions Reproduction fabric in random mixed bundles. We have two different bundle sizes, each containing a mix of 16 different prints, 25cm cuts or 50cm cuts (if you order 2 bundles, we will make sure that you receive different fabrics in both bundles). These reproduction fabrics are not easy to find and we have very limited stock so, if this is what you've been chasing, this deal is for you.
Don't forget we have a large range of raw wood button packs. These buttons give that finishing touch to any project.
Back in stock are the popular Karen Kay Buckley Perfect scissors. These scissor are truly perfectly precise and sharp to the point. Their popularity is no surprise.
We also have the "Perfect Stems", another of Karen Kay Buckley's wonderful products. Five different sizes of heat resistant strips. These strips will allow you to make perfect stems that are a little over 1/2", 3/8", 1/4", a little over 1/8" and 1/8" wide. Lynette has a free tutorial on this handy product and we always recommend you enjoy viewing Lynette's tutorial and keep the link as a reference so you will always have a teacher on hand.
We hope you have a wonderful week full of stories from your own adventures and keeping plenty of time for stitching.
Wonderful Yummy Things
Hopefully life has delivered you a wonderful week full of love, laughter and plenty of time spent stitching, completing some of the unfinished projects we all seem to have. It's the perfect time to sort through those projects, choose one and finish it off! There is no better feeling than looking and admiring your finished work and feeling proud of your accomplishments.
This week we have newly arrived leather toggles. The gorgeous ladybird, sweet brown, pink and blue birds as well as the new cotton reel. All perfect for adding that finishing touch. We have limited numbers so be quick.
(The cute brown dog looks very sweet on Lynette's Heart Cottage Purse)
We have re-stocked one of our most popular and best selling kits, the Forest Friends kit. The kit contains all the fabric necessary to complete the pillow as well as the Dragonfly button. This is truly one of Lynette's most beautiful patterns and you can easily see why it is so popular.
Hopefully everyone has seen the Quilters Companion Magazine with the free DVD featuring Lynette Anderson and her unique style of appliqué, but just in case you haven't, we still have a few magazines left. We recommend you watch the DVD which gives you a little insight into Lynette and her work. The DVD explains her technique and so much more. It is wonderful viewing; something you will watch again and again.
Featured in the DVD are some of the main tools and equipment Lynette uses for appliqué:
The non-slip black mat so that everything stays perfectly in place. The appliqué paper for transferring your design onto. The Apliquick Rods for perfect points and crisp clean curves, The Karen Kay Buckley Perfect Scissors which cut with precision to the very point, the Apliquick Scissors for those smaller pieces and again precise to the point and the Roxanne Glue Baste It making the whole process pin-free.
All of these items are in stock and available and, if you need any info on any of them, please contact us and we will do our best to asset you and get you back to your stitching.
For those of us who do not like working with the glue products, Lynette has found an alternative in the Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Pins. These pins are the finest and sharpest pins and the technique in which Lynette uses them is fantastic. Keep an eye out for the new video tutorial for the Perfect Pins. Lynette is very excited about these pins and can't wait to share the excitement with everyone.
We have had a wonderful response from the new Charm Club and we have only a few spots left. If it is something you have been thinking about then be quick and make sure you are one of the lucky ones wearing these hand made unique charms. Sign up form is attached to this email.
Have a lovely week full of bright inspiring cheerful things to keep you stitching.