It’s week 11 of our Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along. Just one more week after this one. I hope you are enjoying our quilt-along as much as I am. Be sure to check out the Flickr group to see the super cute blocks that have been made so far.
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Featured Designer: Lynette Anderson
What is your quilting style?
My quilting style has been described as sophisticated naïve. I love to combine applique with simple piecing and stitchery to create unique looking projects that are suitable for all level of quilter. I like to have some dimension in my work and often include one of my specially designed handpainted buttons.
Christmas Fun, the patterns for this sweet quilt pattern are free with the purchase of the buttons (available at my online store).
How did you get started quilting and/or designing?
I started quilting when I was 21 just after the birth of my first son, I went to adult education night school classes and made my first sampler quilt and although I have tried many other crafts I always come back to patchwork, quilting and embroidery. I began designing and publishing patterns and books in 1995 and love every moment of my working day, except maybe the pattern writing bit and that’s only because I am worried I will make a mistake. I have been lucky enough to design fabrics for Marcus brothers, Henry Glass Fabrics and am currently working with Lecien with whom I have released 3 collections so far and have a few in the pipeline for 2012 (very exciting).
Do you have a favourite quilt?
One of my favourite quilts is A Kittens Tale (seen here with my beloved companions Hugo and Felix who are helping me with the binding!).
Scandinavian Christmas is also a big favourite and its been very exciting to see the fabric collection of the same name showing up on so many blogs around the world, thank you everyone for your support and encouragement.
Quick and fun questions:
- Favourite colour: soft hazy mauve
- What part of the quilting process do you like the most? Picking the fabrics and thread colours ready to begin a new project.
- What part of the quilting process do you dislike the most? Sewing the label on when I feel as if I have already finished.
- Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or: Chocolate, preferable Cadbury’s Dairy Milk
- Most exciting place you’ve travelled: Norway, we loved the fjords and the people
- Favourite quote or mantra: Greet each day with your eye open to beauty, your mind open to change, and your heart open to love (Paula Finn)
Block 31 – Lynette’s Merry Christmas
Here’s Lynette’s Christmas Candy block. Head over to Lynette’s blog to download the tutorial and for a coupon code to save on her designs.
Share Your Photos
Upload your completed blocks to our Flickr group for a chance to win some adorable buttons from Button Mad – Incomparable Buttons. One winner for each of our quilt-along blocks will be randomly chosen. You have two weeks to complete Lynette’s Merry Christmas block to be eligible to win.
Congratulations to previous button winners:
- Block 18 A border Creek Christmas – Mona’s Creativity
- Block 19 – Paper Snowflake – Ams2010
- Block 20 – Jingle Bell Flower – CBNova1
- Block 21 – All A Flurry – K9toywear
Please share the Quilt-Along graphic on your own blog. The more participants, the more FUN!