Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hedgerow by Lynette Anderson

Lynette Anderson graces our blog again today to talk about her second collection for Henry Glass Fabrics, called Hedgerow. Inspired by idyllic summer days from her childhood, it boasts bright, rich, yet subdued country colors -- deep blue, rich red, field green, woodsy brown and cream. She livens the mood with little birds, flowers, and butterflies on her prints, making it a great collection for a country cottage kind of home!

G'day from downunder,

What an exciting year it has been for me, a dream come true, designing not one but two fabrics collections. Hedgerow is my first everyday collection with Henry Glass Fabrics. I grew up in a small village in the UK, during the summer months my brother and I played in the hedgerows around our home and it felt right that this my first everyday fabric line should be reminiscent of those happy times when the butterflies, flowers and birds were a part of our everyday lives.

It has been such an exciting process, from my first little paintings to the paper samples showing how my fabric will look to the yummy fabrics ready to be made into something special.

Here the three amigos are 'testing' the new quilt. The pattern for this quilt is available to download free. I have chosen not to put the green into my quilt like it's shown in the pattern as my sitting room is predominantly blues and creams. The fabric is gorgeous to work with and was a delight to quilt. Elizabeth who does my machine quilting has used cotton batting in this quilt.

This is some close up detail of another quilt we have just finished which will be featured in one of our Australian magazines, Quilters Companion later this year. If you like the look of either of these quilts then it may be a good idea to stock up on the fabric now before it's all gone!

Be sure to come and visit me on my blog and let me know what you think of Hedgerow.

Lynette Anderson
Lynette Anderson Designs

8 comments:

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I just love Lynette's colors, fabrics and designs! Thanks for sharing her new fabrics and the link to the free quilt pattern.

MGM

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

G'day from one of Lynette's blogging buddies! Fabulous to get a good look at her gorgeous new fabric range! I can see I'm going to have to save up my play money to go a little berserk! Tee! Hee! Hee! Thanks for sharing one of our fave Aussie designers with your blog readers! Bear Hugs! KRIS

SandyN said...

Hello from Australia, Lynette ask us to come over and say "Hello". I just love this fabric. I already have the pattern, and it on my list to do.

Thanks

Sandy N.

Riches Stitches said...

I too am visiting from Lynette's blog and absolutely love her new fabric line. I can't wait for it to be available here in Australia and will be saving my pocket money too so that I can add some to my fabric stash.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This is a great line of fabric - the colors are so rich and the design so enduring.

Dawn said...

Love Lynette's new line of fabs!!

Al said...

I am a long time fan of Lynette's work - I'm loving her fabric designs, which are a natural progression from her othr unique work. I'm also visiting from her blog list!
Thank you for highlighting such a fabulous Australian designer so others can enjoy her talents.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Wonderful fabric collection, I absolutely love the birds and butterflies. I can think of several projects this collections would be perfect for so I really should have this in my stash. Yup!!!