Sunday, April 12, 2009

Freebie Pattern and Contest!

Recently, I have been asked by Lynette Anderson, to create samples from her wonderful quilt and stitchery designs. Lynette is an Australian quilt designer who creates whimsical patterns that appeal to primitive and folk art quilters.

For a practice run, I decided to make a design from her free block of the month patterns; Noah's Ark. I took three different designs and incorporated them into one punch needle design. After I made the design, I made it into a cupboard hanger and antiqued it with walnut spray. It really gives a nice aged look to the piece.



Lynette's designs were so fun to punch up, that we thought you might enjoy making one for yourself. It is a preview of the new punch needle pattern line that Lynette will be offering in the future. If you would like to get your free pattern, visit Lynette's Blog. You will find instructions on how to get your free copy and a clue to a contest she is going to run in conjunction with the new pattern. Please remember to leave a message and feedback on Lynette's designs in punch needle.

110 comments:

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Debbie, love the noah's ark punchneedle. You really caught the detail by using the 3 strands. Actually surprised you can get it with 3 strands. I usually use 1 or 2 strands for tiny detail. It turned out awesome. Nice idea of you and Lynette joining together to do this. Now I'm going over to leave her a note too!

primitivebettys said...

It is wonderful Debbie! I love the sweet design & the detail you gave to it! :)

Joy said...

I've been making Lynette's BOM and I love this hanger to go with it - you've done a fabulous job of combining the blocks!! Thanks so much for the free pattern :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Anonymous said...

Love it! I don't know how to do punchneedle, but my mom does. I am going to have her teach me, just so I can do this pattern.
Have a great day.
Donnelly
bananabradysmom@yahoo.com

Deborah said...

I love your beautiful noahs ark punch needle and how you antiqued it.

A Quilter Awakens said...

Thanks for the freebie hint and link to Lynette's blog. In June I am taking a class on punch needle. Seeing your completed projects and designs makes me want to learn sooner.

Alicia said...

Your design combining Lynette's blocks is charming! I'm not sure what "walnut spray" is but it sure worked! I'll be finding out about it!

Lori said...

oohhh I love the punch nedle patterns on our site especially the Noah and friends!

debbie said...

Hi Debbie, Love the punchneedle. Is the walnut spray something you use to spray wooden furniture. How did you ever think of that? Thanks for a freebie. Now I have to pop on over to Lynette's.

debbie said...

Hi Lynette, Just got back from Debbie's. The punchneedle is sprayed with Walnut Spray to give it an aged look,never done that before. I wonder if it makes it stiff. Thanks for a lovely freebie.

debbie said...

Sorry posted on the wrong blog, I just wanted to be no 10 comment as it was my birthday on the 10th and I thought it might bring me good luck.

Lynn said...

I'm almost finished my first punch needle and now I'm thinking of doing a second one. So thanks for sharing this free pattern with us. It really is cute!

Dawn said...

Congratulations - the punchneedle is awesome!! It's true what they say - sometimes two heads are better than one - look what you two talented ladies have come up with!
Kind regards

lilsis said...

Your interpretation of Lynette's pattern is absolutely wonderful. Great collaboration!

greetingarts said...

Punchneedle has been something I've been wanting to try. I have all the supplies, just need to take that first leap. This might just help! Thanks so much, and I can't wait to see the designs create using Lynette's work as a jumping off point.

Lynn S said...

Happy Easter Debbie--I just left a note for you and Lynette on Lynette's site. Thanks you for this wonderful pattern. I have all the tools to do a punchwork piece--and your pattern will be my first attempt. I really love my Ark hanging. I took it to my guild and everyone loved it too! Thanks for your immense generosity!

Ruth B said...

How wonderful! I love Lynette's designs and this combination of her blocks is great. I have never heard of walnut spray so I need to do some googling.

WoolenSails said...

Well, I guess I can tell you what I use;)
I use Walnut Ink, it is made by tsukinek and it works well with punch. I do have a technique that I use and will be adding that to the information in my patterns.

I am enjoying all of your comments and I can't wait to see some finished pieces with the design.

Debbie

Melinda said...

What a great punchneedle design. It goes beautifully with Lynette's designs.

Jo in TAS said...

Hi Deborah,
I love your punchneedle design, it's now on my to do list. I see a theme starting to build for one corner of my craft room!! Thanks muchly for sharing your creation.
Jo

Bec said...

It looks wonderful! What an amazing job you have done of combining the Ark blocks, and the aged look is just perfect for the hanger. Off to comment at Lynette's now.
Bec xxx

Jeannette said...

What a great combination of a new techinque using the Noahs Ark BOM. I love it. What great detail how clever.

-girl from the bush said...

thanks for the chance to be in the draw debbie, i have always just used parrisen essence to age things and tea . walnut spray sounds really interesting, must give it a try maybe next time on my next work of art! sue~n.z.

Priscilla said...

You are very clever to think of combining the patterns to make this piece - its gorgeous!

cathy said...

I love the Noah's ark project. But what is walnut spray?

Janelle said...

Hi Debbie, your punch needle Noah's Ark piece is so detailed! Love the little bobbly border around it.

Miz T. said...

Debbie,
You did a wonderful job with the pattern! I love the details on the giraffe's neck and other places. I was not familiar with Lynette but will go check out her patterns. It sounds like the two of you are turning a lot of people on to punchneedle by doing this together!
Hugs,
Lauri

sweetbabies00 said...

It is really beautiful. You are very talented.

Dixie said...

Hi Debbie,

Just wanted to pop in and congratulate you on your interpretation of this wonderful design! I don't do punch needle, but I think this is great news! Just awesome,

Dixie

Thearica said...

The punchneedle design is gorgeous! and thanks for the tip on the walnut spray! I have a project in progress that I want to age and I may give this product a trial run.

craftingaplenty said...

Debbie, I love the detail you did. I think I will make one for my new great-granddaughter. Now I am going to leave a note for Lnette

Daisy Jayne said...

End of April I am taking a class on punch needle. Seeing your completed projects and designs the class can not come fast enough

Tozz said...

Love the design and you are very clever with incorporating several into the one. :)

Anne said...

Fantastic! I know absolutely nothing about punchneedle work but now, after seeing your beautiful work, I am off to research and learn the technique. How exciting! I also love the title of your blog page. My husband is a farmer in the Western District of Victoria, Australia and he has thousands of merino sheep. We love wool passionately!

Melody said...

Lovely! I am going to have to try my hand at this design. Thank you for sharing your secret and for the pattern.
Hugs & Stiches,
Melody

BatikPhoenix said...

Debbie -

Just adore the Noah's Ark project!! It looks so cute hanging there. You & Lynette do good work!!!

What in the world is walnut spray and where do you find it??? What can it be safely used on??

Thanks for the great work!!

Lisa in Louisiana

christine said...

OK.....walnut spray

now I'm off to read the rest of your blog, and leave a message for Lynette too



studio_fishy@y7mail.com

sewpam63 said...

The little punch needle Ark is cute, cute! Thanks for joining forces with Lynette & sharing with ALL of us! ; ) Piecefully, Pam

Woolly Lott Rugs said...

Beautiful work as always Debbie. Congrats on your new venture.

Shogi~Heike said...

great work!!! i sewn the noah`s ark BOM from lynette. she makes nice pattern!!

i want to win the give away ;-)
happy easter
heike

Lyn O said...

I haven't tried punchneedle before but I like what I see in your project, combining some of Lynette's Noah's Ark blocks- I also haven't heard of walnut spray, but thanks for the tip - will have to find out what it is!

Jantine said...

Hi Debbie,

what a lovely design this is. I have never tried punchneedle, but I really love the soft appearance and the colors!

Wendy said...

Love the design you came up with.
Punchneedle is on my list of to do!

Hanne said...

Lovely design - thank you for making it!

inge said...

nice this punchneedle! wonderful!

inge said...

that last comment was mine, I pushed a button too early

Gollywobbles said...

I'm impressed with the combination of great talent for this project! I'm delighted to receive a copy of the pattern, and using walnut ink is my favorite aging process~ This is so much fun! Thank you!~ Sam

Lise said...

How sweet this was! I have done just a little bit of punchneedling, but I really whant to do this one!

anne said...

Wow that looks geat in punchneedle. I think I may have to do my first punchneedle now!

Kate/Massachusetts said...

I LOVE what you did with the Noah's Ark pattern! I used to do rug hooking and your picture looks like it was done with wool! I have no clue what walnut spray is! Can you do a blog post about it for us? Thanks for the pattern!


dfuller55 at verizon dot net

Terri said...

Hi Debbie, I love this punchneedle. The detail is outstanding. Thank you for the free pattern!

Thankful~Threads said...

Debbie--Now we can double our fun with this combined ark project. Sweet! What a great job--Kathy

janeu729 said...

Love the Noah's Ark design. I plan to punch it for my niece's birthday.

janice said...

I am working on the Noah's Ark mini quilt and love it. This design that you have created in needle punch is just wonderful. So glad you are working together.

Terry said...

Your pattern featuring Lynette's noah's ark creatures is wonderful! I don't do punch needle but I'm saving it anyway to maybe do as a stitchery one day. Thank you! :0)

LintLady said...

Hi Debbi,
this little doorhanger is wonderful!
Lynnette asked for the secrite how to make it look old? I did some of my fabrics with black tea.. Gives them a nice used look.
If you want to look at some of my quits go to LintLady.blogspot.com.
I am not doing it for a long time yet, but I love to continue.
Doris from Germany

e4e823l said...

Sweeeeet! I have an idea in my head that says uses this as the center of a crib sized quilt. It will be an embroidered block. Thamks , Thanks, for the kindness you and Lynette are provideing by giveing this away. Sally M.e4e823l

Cory said...

This is a beautiful pattern. It would make a nice addition to the sticheries in a quilt. Thank you for sharing it with us. Take care and God bless, Cory

Barbara said...

Love the Noah's Ark piece.....a beautiful job.
Hugs, Barb

Miccosukee said...

Debbie,
Loved that pattern. Can't wait to enlarge it so I can hook it. I love being able to have small pieces like that I can give some one as a gift or put on a tote.

trisha

Anonymous said...

Debbie, Love the punchneedle ark. I'll have to make it as a companion piece for the BOM!

Dawn said...

Debbie, love the punchneedle ark. Looks like I'll be adding it to my "to do" list. Thanks!!

Jules said...

Debbie it's beautiful. You are so clever. I have finished the wall hanging of Lynette's Noah's Ark and the punchneedle will go so well with it...........Now I have to really learn how to do it. I just can't get the hang of it..............lol

Jules

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Love the Noah's Ark and can't wait to punch it! Thank you!

WoolenSails said...

For those of you who have never punched, don't be afraid to try it. You can buy weavers cloth at Jo anns and they now carry several styles of needle punches. I have seen one by fons and porter and few other brands. I do not recommend the dimensions.

You can use a hoop, I use a gripper frame myself. But hoops are cheap and readily available. Just get some supplies and practice on a blank piece. Get the feel of the needle, try different heights and have fun.

For the rug hookers out there, you can use this pattern too. I am planning on doing one myself as soon as I finish the other million projects I am working on, lol.

Debbie

Pieceful Jane said...

It is adorable! I love the aged look, but, what exactly is walnut spreay?

Kathy said...

Can't wait to start this punchneedle design. I have a new niece or nephew arriving in May and this piece will be wonderful for the nursery!

Thank you for the tips on overdyeing...now to go back and let Lynette know the secret! heehee!

kjquilts said...

Very cute! I'll go download the pattern right now...

SandyN said...

Debbie,

I love the Noah's ark punchneedle.I must give it a go as I have never done it before. I must admit that Noah's Ark is one of my favourite stories.

sandyb said...

Debbie, thanks for the noah's ark punchneedle pattern. i can't wait to get started...

MissyMack said...

I must say, I have never tried punch needle, but it looks really good! I'll have to give it a shot sometime. I really like the Noahs Ark design - it looks fantastic!

Peggy said...

I'm a new needle puncher and appreciate all the help from the seasoned crafters in this textile art form. Everyone is so friendly and you can see this in the cooperation Lynette and Debbie show in working together.

Ineke P. said...

Hi Debbie,
What a great cooperation with Lynette - really love the design and would love to try punchneedle; did not try it before!
Great job of the both of you.
Hugs from Holland
Ineke

Jacque. said...

Beautiful work, as always. I am so impressed by and proud of what you've accomplished! You totally ROCK!

Nadine said...

I've always loved and collected Noah-stuff and I named my sewing room "The Ark" because I KNOW I must have 2 of everything in there!The needle punched piece is adorable! Thanks for the idea.
Nadine

Laine said...

Debbie, Your Noah's ark punchneedle work is really cute. I love the antiquey look. Now I'm headed over to Lynette's.

Gail said...

Thank you for the lovely companion piece to Lynette's wall hanging.

Susi Nuss ~ Basketmaker said...

The ark needlepunch looks simply grand. I love the fact that you use black walnut to age it. I use Black walnut to dye some of my baskets.

Robin said...

Love the whole idea! Hope to make it soon!

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

Your blog is very nice and work is great. Love the new little punchneedle.

Quilts And Pieces said...

That punched Noah's ark is just took cute! What teamwork!

Becky said...

Great design! Love the look!

Carrie ~ said...

The pattern turned out wonderful in punch needle. I can see I am going to add that to my wish list.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Debbie! Your design incorporating several of Lynette's BOM blocks looks fab - I especially love how the rainbow has come up!! Well done! And I've not tried walnut spray as an aging tool ... must remember that one! Bear Hugs! KRIS

52knit4 said...

Love the Noah'a ark punch needle....wondering if I can just embroidry the design...how would that look? Guess maybe it is time to learn yet another skill to spend my money on...hehehe...just don't tell my husband. It'll be our little secret!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

Debbie, you're punchneedle hanger is ADORABLE..it looks ssooo old, i love it!!..thanks for the free design :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely what you did with the ark !
I am surly going to give a try at needle punching now ! Thank you
Hedwig

helbel19 said...

Debbie you have done a great job with the aged look on the Noah's Ark block, fabulous idea, I've never heard of the walnut spray before and I'll be eager to give it a try.

Helen

WoolenSails said...

For those who did not see the other post, I will rewrite it again. It is actually Walnut ink, you can get it in the craft stores.

I hope that those who are doing the design will share them with lynn when you are done. We would love to see the finished pieces.

Debbie

lej619 said...

Debbie
I really like what you did with the Noah's ark punchneedle. Do you just spray it on after and be done. or is there another trick to doing it.??
antiqued it with walnut spray!!
I have heard of this but not tryied it yet. I end up using tea or coffee. Have friends that use "tan ritz die" and that comes out really nice also.
I have also purchased something called " Instant Antique" by Primtive Gatherings
not tryed it yet... well i did but it did not work i did something wrong, so i have to play with it somemore.

WoolenSails said...

Yes, there is a trick to using it. I am working on some new patterns and will hopefully have them up later this week. I will be adding the techniques I use and other products that you can use if you can't find that.

Debbie

lorif said...

beautiful pattern. you do such lovely work!

Anonymous said...

Debbie, I love this design. It compliments Lynette's block of the month so nicely. Have a great day!

Irma said...

Debbie, thanks for a wonderful design. I just love Noah's Ark patterns.

Ankie said...

I really liked what you have done with Lynette´s pattern using punchneedle.I have never done it myself but it´s on my to-do-list.
However I don´t know if I can buy things for this in Sweden.
I wrote a comment at L´s blog to.

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie...you are very clever to combine lynn's patterns to make a lovely one of your own and it will complement the Noahs pattern perfectly and I would have never thought to use walnut spray to age fabric...Linda (vic)linda@stationeryworld.net.au

Joyce said...

Loved the punchneedle. I would really like to try this sometime soon.

Sue Hampson said...

I've done one punch needle before and quite enjoyed it, but hadn't gotten around to doing any more. This has ignited my enthusiasm again, so thanks Deborah (and Lynette) for the wonderful inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Debbie, Love the Noah's Ark punchneedle pattern. Just waiting for my kit to arrive and will try it out thanks to both you and Lynette

Quiltan said...

How lovely your Noah's ark punchneedle turned out! It makes me wanna learn how to punchneedle too.

Cici said...

I love your Noah's ark punchneedle! It's really sweet.

Maryjo said...

I love your version of Noah's Ark...punchneedle is something I have yet to do. I would never have thought to antique it with walnut spray! I also enjoyed looking over your blog...looks like you do many neat things!

Mary Jo in Iowa

Carolin said...

I love the noah's ark BOM and you sure did a good job on turning it into a punchneedle design..

Carolin

Pat said...

I love your punchneedle design - and I've never heard of walnut spray but I'll search for it. I love the antique look it produces. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie, I love the noah's ark punchneedle. How clever you are. Thanks for adapting the pattern. I have traced it off ready. I have not done punchneedle before but am looking forward to having a go. Jill

scrapworking said...

Awesome! I have yet to try this, though I have a beginner's kit to play with. Love your pattern and will print it out to try. Thank you!! Have left Lynette a note as well...

Sharon in FL/USA

Judith Tetley said...

Congratulations on two great designers getting together. Love the punchneedle design and thankyou for sharing your secret about the walnut spray.
Promise I won't tell anyone...lol
Many Blessings
Judith
www.creativestudio10.blogspot

Béa said...

Hi Debbie, thanks for the freebie. I don't know what is exactly walnut spray...is it what we use for wood - walnut stain ??? Big kiss from France

Danielle said...

I love punchneedle, especially your detail to Lynette's design. Thanks for the walnut spray tip, it really looks so nice after being antiqued!

Tine said...

Debbie, I never tried punchneedle, but it looks like fun! Thanks for the walnut spray tip - I've always used tea to give the aged look.