Saturday, July 30, 2011

Pictures to share.....

Night Flight Quilt Pattern

Christelle Taquet from France sent me these pictures today.  She said, "These are pictures of what my son got for his 10th birthday.  He picked the pattern and the fabrics from my stash himself.  Every day he was over my shoulder to check the work in progress. It took 4 months because he wanted it hand stitch and hand quilt.  It was 2 years ago and he still loves it."

I love sharing pictures of what all of you make from one of my patterns.  You did a wonderful job Christelle and thanks so much for sharing with all of us.  It looks like your beautiful kitty likes it too! 

Hugs, Lynda

PS - Tell your son I think he has wonderful taste! 

Thursday, July 28, 2011


How in the world did I forget to do the July Back Door Friends Pattern Club Birthday drawing?????   I knew it was coming, then got into this mess with my website and then it just passed and I totally forgot.  Of course there was no drawing on July 15th!  Shame on me...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to everyone with a July Birthday!  Only 3 people reminded me it was their birthday and so.............let's just celebrate all of them!  Here are their names, birthdates and What their choice of FREE pattern was.....

Debbie Kelly – July 1 – It’s a Crock

Tina Keenan - July 11, Mocking Birds

Lori Wright - July 27th, ???? Lori please let me know which pattern you would like to have FREE and I will send it to you.  

Debbie and Tina I will put yours in the mail to you right away.

Happy Birthday to all of you!  Hugs, Lynda

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

a.........little crow gossip!

Thank you so much for all the wonderful response I've received for my newest project in the Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine.  For all of you that have already ordered a's on it's way to you!  Enjoy!

For information about the kits, please write to for price and availability.

P.S.  If you received a copy with my name on it, please forward it to me.........I haven't gotten mine yet!  (grin)  I'm sure they didn't forget me, right????


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Is it here yet? Is it here yet?.........

I just received the picture from the
Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine. The crows will be arriving very soon!
I hope you enjoy making this small project!

I will be offering kits
please write to me for availability and price


Practice, Practice, Practice....

While at PMW this year, I provided my students a way to practice their decorative stitches before they actually did them on their own Pin Cushion that we made. 

I've had people write to me asking me what I used to do this......Lisa Bongean had a picture on her blog from PMW showing the fabric I used, but thought I'd also post it on my blog for you. 

It's like the primer paper your little ones use in first grade to learn to write.  Here's how to make your own with fabric.

1. I used tea dyed Osnaburg.... because that's what I had on hand.  Of course it doesn't have to be tea dyed, or osnaburg, but it does work well. 
2. Cut a rectangle piece, I think mine was 12 x 15 inches when I started out. - You can make several smaller ones if that works best for you.  The idea is to just have a place to practice.
3. Using your ruler and a pencil, draw 3 lines 1/4 inch apart down the long side of your fabric.  Make as many of these sets as will fit on the size you have made.  Most decorative stitches require 3 separate lines to make them work, but if it only takes two lines, then just use two. 
4.  This is not necessary, but I did put the same size cotton batting on the back of some of these.  Some you will see just the fabric with no batting.  I'll leave that up to you.  When you are making the pin cushions you'll have the wool, foundation fabric and batting on the bottom, so having these layers to practice with makes your final job easier.  Stitching through all the layers is best, but there are times I've just made it through the wool and foundation fabric. 


 Make your own practice sheets today and have fun! 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Website update....

I've been informed that during the time it's going to take to change my website over to the new system it's been possible to link the old site to the new server and it's up and running....Primitive Pieces is online again and ready to do business with you.  

When the new and improved site is in place I will be back to let you know!! 

A great big THANK YOU to Shelly from DIY website management!!   Life is good!

Are you ready?

Monday, July 18, 2011

Primitive Pieces by Lynda Website....

Good Evening everyone,
It seems that the glitch with my website is more serious than I thought.  The bad news is the old program that I've been using for many years has all of a sudden become corrupt and can no longer be used.  The good news is I will be sporting a brand new website as soon as I can make the change over to the new system.  With the help from Shelly who owns the new program, I hope it won't take to long.  I'm told everyone will like this new format a lot better and it will be just as user friendly as the old site.

All the patterns in my line are either shown here in the photo's and/or on the Primitive Pieces by Lynda facebook page.  So, if you are interested in placing an order, please email me at and I can send you the total by email, or I can send you a paypal invoice.  There will be no down time regarding purchasing the patterns you wish to have.

I do apologize for this inconvenience.  Thank you so much in advance for your understanding. 

Hugs, Lynda

Important notice....

Hello everyone!  My friend Rose informed me that my website is down...I've tried to get to it myself and it's not to be found!  I've contacted the people that run my site and hopefully I'll have an answer soon.  I apologize to everyone that has tried to order in the past few days.
You can always write to me at the following email address  or
through this blog and/or facebook. 

I will let everyone know when it's back up and running.  Thanks for your understanding,

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Always exciting!

I love sharing pictures of what other's make from something I've created.  It's one of the most exciting part of what I do as a designer. 

A year or so ago I met a delightful couple at Quilts on Plum Lane in Dade City, Florida when I was there to sign my new book.  Dolores purchased my Block Party and Moonshine Patterns.  Dolores sent me pictures of both of the quilts she's made.  Thank you so much did a great job!!! 

Sandy from New York wrote to me asking if she could have permission to enlarge the COLD DAYS templates because she wanted to make a pillow for her bed.  First, thank you for asking.  Second,  I absolutely love the pillow Sandy......great job!  Those guys are sure to keep the cold at bay!!!

Please send me pictures of what you make.  I love sharing them with everyone.