Little House on the Hill in AUSTRALIAN QUILTERS COMPANION (Issue 79)


Hello Friends, and Happy Monday (what’s left of it at my end!).  I came through a mostly working weekend, and was able to ship out a quilt top this morning!  Today’s post is a celebration of friendship across the deep vast ocean — I am happy to share with you a collaborative project between myself and Lynette Anderson, featured in the latest issue of Australian Quilters Companion — Little House on the Hill!


This sweet little wallhanging is made with Lynette’s new fabric line Highland, released by RJR Fabrics.  I was particularly excited about this line with Lynette’s artwork being presented in richer colors!  Little house on the Hill is the first of three editorial features I have using these fabrics!


Though small, this project covers applique, straightforward and template piecing – perfect for a teaching project!


So the applique is done by machine fusible method.  The buttonhole stitches are done with Aurifil 50 wt cotton.


The quilting is also done with the Aurifil 50 wt cotton over Hobbs Tuscany silk batting.  I used a variegated thread.


And I also pressed the seams open for the template pieced blocks.IMG_1934

The full instructions with templates for the piecing and applique (& stitchery) come with the magazine issue.  For my US friends, you may purchase or subscribe to the magazine in digital format by clicking here.  I have heard from some of you who subscribe digitally that you have been really happy with your subscription.  THANK YOU for sending me your feedback.  I highly recommend this magazine!  I am bringing it with me to sneak in some reading while I am taking notes during Miss Baby’s music lesson! :o)


Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a most lovely week!  Hugs to you all.

My 2016 Line-up

Note:  You may click here for the exhaustive list of my published work.

Editorial Features:

American Patchwork & Quilting 2016 Calendar: In Your Corner

Australian Quilters Companion: Little House on the Hill

Fons and Porter Love of Quilting (March/April 2016): Constellation of Stars

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2016): Estelle

Fons and Porter Scrap Quilts (Summer 2016): Pinwheel Parade

McCall’s Quick Quilts (December 2015/January 2016): Rows of Roses

McCall’s Quick Quilts (February/March 2016): Early Birds

McCall’s Quilting (January/February 2016): Sherbet Stars

Quiltmaker (May/June 2016): Lavender Love

Quiltmaker (July/August 2016): Dawnstar

Quilters Newsletter (April/May 2016): Tartan Links

Quilts and More (Summer 2016): Tutu Cute


Free-to-use Designs:

January: Heads Up Crib Quilt & Playmat (Quilting Treasures)

January: Big Love using Go Big or Go Home (Windham Fabrics)

January: Star Dust using Brittany (Benartex)

January: Wish You Were Here (Hoffman Fabrics)

January: Farfalle using Whisper (Windham Fabrics)

January: Tulips Quilt using Flower Pedals (Windham Fabrics)

FREE PATTERN: Country Stars

Hello Friends,  I shared with you a sneak peek of my Farm Crossing quilt a few days ago:


The quilt is made with Lynette Anderson‘s upcoming line Mending Fences by Lecien!

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I also designed for Lynette, using the Mending Fences fabrics, a free to use pattern called County Stars!  ALL the fabrics in the collection are represented in the design.  I love how varied the Ohio Star blocks look with the different fabric combinations.

High Res_Free Pattern

Click here to download the pattern instructions.

Here is a peek of the actual sample made by Lynette’s talented friends.

Free to Use Quilt

Lynette’s fabrics always sell out early and quickly.  Click here for more information on ordering the upcoming Mending Fences fabrics.

Another exciting little snippet I have to share with you is that Lynette is having a new Autumn book out with projects made with the Mending Fences fabrics.  Click here to pre-order the book.


There’s never a dull moment in the vast world of quilting, is there?  Anyhow, I hope you will have fun making Country Stars, and do stay tuned for more Mending Fences offerings that will be revealed in the near future!

Thanks for stopping by.  God’s blessings to you and yours on this September 11th.


Have you downloaded my other 2013 free patterns?

January: Mediterranean Dream (Quilting Treasures)
February: Butterfly Kisses (Quilting Treasures)
March: Pumpkin Patch using Autumn Fauna (Benartex)
March: Floral Linda using Catalina (Benartex)
April: Forest Floor using Wildflower Wood (Lecien/Lynette Anderson)
April: Nature’s Harmony using Silent Harmony (RJR Fabrics)
May: Tied With A Bow using A Gingerbread Christmas (RJR Fabrics)
June: Simply Sweet using lief!Lifestyle (Quilting Treasures)
June: Birds on a Wire using Let’s Tweet (Benartex)
July: Silver Lining using Urban Oasis (Benartex)
July: Rooster Royale (Quilting Treasures)
August: The Gallery using Floral Philosophy (Benartex)

Lynette Anderson’s Wildflower Wood companion goodies & Giveaway winner!

Wildflower Wood fabrics

Hello Friends, I have posted a few times previously regarding Lynette Anderson’s Wildflower Wood projects, shown in the following:

{FOREST FLOOR Free Download – click here}

Design 2db high res_with binding_600dpi

{WOODLAND SECRETS Stitchery BOM Quilt – more information here}

Woodland Secrets web[image source:  Lynette Anderson Designs]

The other neat thing about Lynette’s fabric collection is that Lynette often has companion pieces that go with her fabrics.  In the following photo,  you will see trims, ribbons, and buttons that go with Lynette’s newly released Wildflower Wood fabrics.  Click here to view/purchase the items.  Those ribbons are personally my favorite!


Lynette’s new book “Stitch It For Spring” also features projects made with her Wildflower Wood fabrics.  You have to click here to see yummy pictures of the projects in the book – you won’t be disappointed!

Cover[image source:  Lynette Anderson Designs]

If you live in the US, Fat Quarter Shop carries the book and the fabrics.


It’s time to announce the winner of my “Learn to Machine Quilt” class giveaway.  The winner is Barbara Woods (Comment #10 picked by Random Generator)!  Barbara, you should be getting an email detailing how to claim your free class.

Learn to Machine Quilt

Thank you all for entering my giveaway.  Meanwhile, the class is still offered at 50% if you have never signed up for a class with Annie’s before.  Click here for more details.


Thanks for stopping by, Friends!  I hope you are well, and always look forward to hearing from you.  I have to really buckle down and work on a quilt that is shipping out next Monday.  So, I won’t have too much play this weekend.  Hugs to you all.

Information: Lynette Anderson’s WOODLAND SECRETS BOM

Hello Friends,

Quite a few of you wrote and asked about information on Lynette Anderson‘s WOODLAND SECRETS Block of the Month Stitchery Quilt, using Lynette’s latest fabric line Wildflower Wood.  Click here to view more pictures of the quilt.

Woodland Secrets web[image source:  Lynette Anderson Designs]

Woodland Secrets[image source:  Lynette Anderson Designs]

STITCHERY & QUILT PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS: Click here to order from Little Quilt Store.

FABRICS: Click here to order from Fat Quarter Shop.  Fabrics are expected to ship at the end of May 2013.

IF YOU LIVE IN CANADA, Lynette Anderson will be teaching next week at Chicken Feed Quilts (Coaldale, Alberta) and Lori’s Country Cottage (Edmonton, Alberta) — both shops will have the Wildflower Wood yardages then.  Contact the respective shops for further details on Lynette’s appearances.

That’s all for now, Dear Friends!  Stay tuned for more Wildflower Wood awesome-ness!!

FREE PATTERN: Forest Floor

Hello Friends, a couple of months ago I had the privilege to design for Lynette Anderson, using her newly released fabric line Wildflower Wood, produced by Lecien.

Wildflower Wood fabrics

And I am happy to share with you the free to use pattern that accompanies these cute fabrics, “Forest Floor” is available for download.

Design 2db high res_with binding_600dpi

Click here to download the free pattern in pdf format.

Click here to view the fabric swatches – you simply HAVE to take a look at the imagery on these fabrics.


Other related Wildflower Wood items include:

1.  Lynette’s book “Stitch it for Spring” that has projects using Wildflower Wood fabrics.  Click here to read more.


[image source:  Lynette Anderson Designs]

2.  Forest Friends Stitchery/Button/Ribbon Project.  Click here to read more.

forest friends

[image source:  Lynette Anderson Designs]

3.  Woodland Secrets BOM Stitchery Quilt.  Click here to read more.

Woodland Secrets

[image source:  Lynette Anderson Designs]

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you will have fun perusing Lynette’s beautiful work and products!  I will see you again tomorrow.