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'Stitch The Day Away' - Australia and coming to the UK

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Stitch The day Away was held on the 13th March here on the Sunshine Coast of Australia. The goodie bags liked so enticing when they were packed and ready.....each one containing one of the new mini craft cases ready for decorating,  two starter kits one from my guest Karen Styles and one from me, a lovely charm pack of 'My Hearts At Home' fabrics and a little jar of fun.!

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The room is ready to receive its guests... looking from this end of the room you can see down to Karen's little pop up shop.

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The excited participants for the day were lined up outside waiting for the doors to open - so the fun can begin!

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Donna and my Mum were waiting to welcome everyone at the door, to check in the swap needle cases and handout the name tags.

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Here I am with my guest Karen Styles from Somerset Patchwork, Karen designs quilts and sells patterns and also is kept busy designing fabric for Marcus Fabrics, USA. We were about to welcome everyone and unveil the projects for the day so the stitching can begin but paused for this quick photo...

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This happy table of stitchers got a lot of talking done and a bit stitching done, new friends were made  - a fun day was had by all :) 

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We held a needlecase swap (I love swaps) - I provided the stitchery drawing and the participants made a needlecase, there was a wonderful variety of needlecase all of which I could happily have brought home with me :) just gorgeous.

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One of the students was using the 'My Hearts At Home' fabrics to hand piece her 6 pointed stars for Karen's project, so very pretty. Good to see that she was using my favourite purple scissors!

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Ivanka (my Saturday girl) who was running my pop up store got to meet Karen for the first time.

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Here is 'Hideaway Cottage' a workshop only project (not available as a pattern until later in the year) my project for the day, originally designed for new mini craft case but just for fun we made the little bag using the same fabric kits thats needed for the mini craft case, we all love the little bag and apparently my Mum has first rights on owning it 'one day', she loves the little squirrel - I added one of the new acorn zip toggles to the craft case this morning and love how it finishes the project off so nicely.

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Karen project which is made using Karens' signature reproduction prints could either be done using the pre-cut papers she included in the kit or by hand piecing, many ladies chose to have a go at the hand piecing and were amazed at how quickly the project came together.

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A big thank you to everyone who joined us for the day, it was so nice to catch up with friends and to meet make some new ones. I havent set the dates for March next year as I am waiting for the venue to tell me days they have available!!

However I have set some dates for 'Stitch The Day Away' in the UK

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Here is a Download Booking Form 2016-email which contains the information sheet and a booking form. If your have any questions please do not hesitate to email and ask.

Enjoy Lynette 


Anderson's Farm...month 2

 Many of you will be soon receiving your month two pattern and button - we shipped them to the registered stores last week.

Here by popular request is the quilt layout for Anderson's Farm and the placement for month 1 - please note that this sketch is not to scale!! 

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I realise that I missed some information out of the pattern in month one. Do a row of chain stitch on the roof edge on all the buildings...here is a picture of mine to give you an idea for where the stitching needs to go.

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Here is a peek at 'Sydney The Cockerel' - month 2. If you look closely at the surface stitchery on his neck you can clearly see the subtle variation of colour that the hand dyed Valdani thread gives - very pretty. 

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Look at the beautiful embroidery my friend Yvonne has done using the Valdani threads on the daisies.

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Please note: We are at our maximum production for the hand painted buttons now so if your interested dont delay in signing up as we wont be releasing the pattern/buttons until later in 2017. So, for those of you who haven't taken the plunge and signed up to do 'Anderson's Farm' yet but are considering it!! Here is the list of participating stores, some have sold out, some have a few places available - happy hunting.

Participating Stores:

Australia
Little Quilt Store - places available
Hobbysew Belconnen - places available
Loose Stitches - places available

Canada
From The Heart Quilt Shop

France
L'Atelier du Patchwork 

Netherlands
Kwibbels - sold out

New Zealand
Katipatch - places available
The Country Yard - places available

Spain
Mi Casita de Patch
The Wool Collection - sold out

USA
Sew Graceful Quilting - places available
Village Quilts - places available
Mountain Creek Quilt Shop

UK
Coast and Country - places available
Cowslip Workshops  - sold out
Cross Patch
Puddleducks - places available
Patchwork Chicks - places available

bye for now

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English paper piecing...

 When I was in Japan at the Tokyo Quilt show in 2015 I saw this gorgeous quilt and I have been dreaming of it ever since!

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Then little while ago I selected some fat quarters for a project I was starting (still a work in progress)! - I really like the mixture of fabrics, they are from a cross section of my fabric collections and as you can see look great together.

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Here is a better look at the prints....yummy

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I have scraps from the project thats still in progress....actually quite a lot of scraps from the other project...so, I gathered together my tools - fabric glue pen, needle threader, threads and needles.

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I am not sure how the Japanese quilter made her quilt but I am doing mine the English paper piecing method.

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I am working with a lovely fat quarter pack of yarn dyes: a yarn dye fabric is a woven cotton fabric where the pattern is created within the weave rather than a print on the surface.

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I am working with pre-cut papers, 1" hexagons and 1" six pointed stars (otherwise know as diamonds).

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By putting two hexagons and 6 of the six pointed stars (diamonds) together you can make them into 2" hexagons, looking good don't you think!

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 When you join these newly created hexagons together, they turn into these sweet stars...

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I am not sure how big or how long this quilt will take me to make but I am enjoying the process as I find English paper piecing is very very relaxing.

I have lots of yarn dye fabrics available by the yard/m - follow this link to view or as fat quarter bundles
I have lots of different pre-cut English paper shapes - follow this link to view

If your interested in a fat quarter or fat eighth bundle (24 prints) of the Lynette Anderson print fabrics similar to the ones I am working with or a bundle of yarn dyes, please email me, include your address so I can work out postage costs and then I can put a bundle together for you and will send you a Paypal invoice.

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