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,
Fun Zippers & New Quilt Kit
With barely enough time to unpack the suitcase, Lynette is already getting ready for her next trip. The adventures planned for the up coming year will take Lynette far and wide. Hopefully Lynette will be in your area and you will have the opportunity to spend time with Lynette…. as meeting fellow stitchers is one of the most rewarding aspects of Lynette's adventures.
As we get to the last of the goodies from Japan, we have our 15cm cream zips with different ornate toggles, including a variety of different girls, sewing machines, houses, owls, irons, bikes and bears.
Each one beautiful, charming and would be the perfect finishing touch to any project.
The Inspiration from the trip to Japan has motivated us all….we are drawn to the many Yoko Saito Books we have available in store and online. Yoko's work is so fine and detailed and uses a mixture of mediums giving a wonderfully rich finished product.
When working with Yoko Saito projects our 'Yoko Saito inspired bundles' are the first fabrics that come to mind. This fabric carries the shades from light to dark in a way that you know comes from Yoko Saito and when used for Yoko's projects you know you will have that exact piece you need.
As we have been sharing Lynette's unique style of appliqué, needle choices and other essential tools, and now many of you are now using the apliquick tools and the appliqué paper we though you may like to start with some of our smaller more manageable projects aimed at our beginner and intermediate stitchers.
Firstly we have 'Mama's Wash Day'. This lovely little framed wall hanging will give you a feel for needle choice, stitchery stabilizer and embroidery floss. Beautifully framed in our Oval Wooden Frames 'Mama's Wash Day' is the perfect sized project to build your confidence in becoming the accomplished stitcher that everyone knows you will be. Available as patterns and kits.
Secondly we have the 'Hexagon Sewing Bag'. This gorgeous and practical bag is aimed at our more intermediate stitcher.
Filled with a variety of techniques that the Apliquick tools and Appliqué paper will be used for, and leaving you with a finished bag that makes the perfect gift or that new bag you were looking for. Available in patterns and kits.
New 'A Dog's Life' Kits Are Here!
Literally just arrived and hot off the press are the new 'A Dog's Life' kits using the 'Time with Friends' fabric range. The kit contains all the fabric needed to complete the whole quilt (excluding backing), and the full pattern pack. A Dog's Life is one of our most popular patterns and looks amazing done in the 'Time With Friends' fabric.
This quilt is aimed at our intermediate stitcher but depending on your chosen method of appliqué it can be completed beautifully, which ever level you are at.
Have a safe and wonderful week filled with plenty of time spent stitching.
Goodies from Japan and More
Now that the tennis is over here in Australia, I hope you have found a bit more time for stitching (or unpicking the mistakes made while watching those long rallies!)
If you have been keeping an eye on Lynette's Facebook page you will know that she has been in Japan for a week and was able to catch up with lots of ladies eager to learn her techniques for perfect appliqué and embroidery.
Our favourite part of Lynette's trips is to open the suitcases on her return to see what surprises she has picked up along the way. And this trip was no exception.
Cute Little Toggles
The little leather toggles always sell out very quickly, so we are glad Lynette managed to buy some more. This time we have dogs, ladybirds, rabbits, thread spools, cats, and pink, blue and brown birds.
New Thimble Necklaces
If you remember your childhood stories, Wendy gave Peter Pan a thimble to represent her kiss to him and he wore this as a symbol of love and friendship on a chain around his neck. These make a great gift for a special friend (or even for yourself).(Image from jessipan.deviantart.com)
Remember those cute glass pins? Well they are also back in stock.
We will have more items from Japan next week, so watch this space.
One of the best selling items in store and online are our scissor charms. Lots of new designs are now back in stock.
And if you are looking for a small project to keep your fingers busy, why not make a couple of pincushions - one for you and one for a friend? Lynette's Farmyard Pincushion pattern includes two cute farm inspired designs and two giant daisy buttons. We have two fabric packs available for this pincushion - in pink or blue/green tones.
Owl Brooch Kit
Mr Owl is a recurring character in Lynette's designs, and we have some kits available for the Mr Owl Brooch which includes the pattern, plastic dome button, fabric and thread to embroider this wise old owl. Finished off with a couple of yo-yo flowers.
New Just Pins
And lastly, we have a new selection of the wonderful Just Pins. In packs of 5 pins, they make a great embellishment to a wall quilt, or look sweet sitting in one of your hand made pincushions.
until next time ....
Time With Friends Has Arrived
This year is certainly shaping up to be an exciting one, with many new things on the horizon. As you will have seen, Lynette is already a busy bee and has the year's adventures almost mapped out.
Following on from our "New Beginnings" newsletter, we are happy to share the latest fabric range from Lynette Anderson Designs called "Time With Friends".
This lovely new range is a most welcome addition to the Lynette Anderson fabric family. In Lynette's unique style, each one of the new fabrics blend seamlessly with any fabric from Lynette's other beautiful fabric collections.
The tones, values and contrast in colour are all there ready for you to create the perfect project. All fabric is available by the metre and we also have Angel Delight packs, fat 1/8 packs and fat 1/4 packs.
Along with our new fabric we have some new patterns and the first is the gorgeous Scattered Hearts (63" x 81"). This quilt is one of our larger projects, showcasing the Time with Friends fabric, highlighting the red accents and the cool blues making the hearts an absolute feature.
Another of Lynette's new patterns is Sweet Dreams. This 37" x 40" finished size quilt can be made using "Time With Friends" in either the boy's colour way or the girl's colour way to make the perfect cot quilt for that treasured little person.
Simple piecing combined with your choice of either fusible applique or needleturn can be used to create this design and could become an heirloom; a project to be kept in the family and passed down for generations.
The Sewing Book
One of our favourite projects, The Sewing Book, has been re-made and given a beautiful fresh look. Now made using "Time With Friends", this very popular needlecase pattern looks like new and is available in both pattern, PDF pattern form and kits.
Raw Button Packs
We also have some great kitty and puppy themed button packs by Lynette Anderson Designs which would go perfectly with the gorgeous feature print from the new "Time with Friends" fabric collection. All of Lynette's buttons are made in Lynette's studio in Queensland, Australia.
We do hope you are having an amazing beginning to your year as we all are here. We look forward to hearing about all of the exciting things you have been up to so keep the emails coming. Don't forget to keep up with what Lynette is up to by following her on Facebook and visiting her Blog. Have a wonderful week!
Workshops in France 2015
Bonjour Stitchers……does this give you a clue to what I am about to tell you???
As you know we had a wonderful time at Chateau de Bessey in the Burgundy region of France last year. Phillip and Francoise were wonderful hosts, the setting was lovely, the food was wonderful and yes, we did enjoy some lovely wine!
Mum and I enjoyed meeting the many ladies who joined us for the inaugural ‘Chateau Hexagon Workshops’ which were situated in the wonderful classroom tent in the grounds of the chateau.
We are returning in 2015. I have spoken with many of you over the last year who expressed an eagerness to attend this year having not quite been organized enough for 2014!! I offered first, as promised, the available places to the ladies who attended the very first Chateau Hexagon in 2014, many of the available places have now been filled.
You will notice that this year I have included the kit in the price of the workshops as almost everyone ordered them in 2014. The kits were wonderful and it did make things easier on the day :-) Each student also received a complimentary thread holder.
We are once again offering three one day workshops in this beautiful location. Each day there will be a different brand new for 2015 project that I have designed for you to work on. During the workshops you will work on the hand stitching and there will be homework!
The workshops are on the following dates:
Workshop 1: Thursday, July 30th 2015
Workshop 2: Friday, July 31st 2015
Workshop 3: Saturday, August 1st 2015 (almost full)
Please find attached an information and booking form, it gives information on places to stay that are close to the workshop location as the Chateau itself has a very small number of rooms available. Once you have decided to join us please complete the booking form and scan or photograph it and return to me by email.
or visit the website here to book your place.
50% payment is payable on booking and the balance at the end of April, we will email you when the balance is due.
I am looking forward to seeing old friends and to making some new ones. Join me for one, two or three days of fun stitching with like minded ladies from around the world. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.