Good Day to everyone, another Wednesday, another chance to catch up, and this week Iím on time!
After such a busy week last week, Iím relaxing this week and enjoying just pottering around the garden and in my sewing room. With spring well and truly upon us itís a joy to poke around outside, pulling the odd dead flower head, and watering the happy plants. My husband does all the hard yakka in the garden, I offer my opinion about planting and cutting, which occasionally is taken notice of!
When we first came to this home about three years ago, the gardens were clipped within an inch of their life. All hedges nearly 8 foot tall. So we decided to soften the look and have added a huge amount of under planting with variegated textural plants, and lots of hanging baskets. Just like quilting really Ė all about the colour!
Last week I posted a free pattern I devised for a soft block roll. Itís one Iíve made many times over and thought Iíd like to share it with you. Hereís the link: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art181666.asp
Iíve also posted a new conversation on the forum about Quilt Show Judges critique. Here in Australia, we donít have a written critique offered when we enter our quilts. But I do know that America Quilt shows more often than not, offer written critique. I wonder how this works, and if readers find it useful, helpful or hurtful. Hereís the link to that subject, and letís get chatting.
Lots of goodies for your enjoyment this week. Have fun!
http://www.quiltsoup.com/PetalPath_free_pattern.pdf a very pretty girlie quilt from Quilt Soup
http://boutiquenutmegdesigns.blogspot.com.au/2009/06/pretty-little-purse-pincushion-tutorial.html hereís a cute little purse pincushion Ė great gift idea
http://www.howjoyful.com/2012/06/camera-carrier-insert-tutorial/ a clever camera bag tutorial
http://www.andsewwecraft.com/2013/05/how-to-joining-batting-scraps/ how to join batting scraps
http://createstudio.blogspot.com.au/2009/04/hanging-crib-toy-bag-tutorial.html a hanging bag for your babyís cot
http://cupcakesandcrinoline.com/2013/04/shabby-chic-shoe-laces/ my grandmother would have freaked if Iíd worn these when she was about Ė now itís all the rage!!
http://www.crazymomquilts.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/crazy-mom-quilts-one-way-to-knit-rag.html an amazing rag rug using knitting needles Ė Iím going to do this one for sure
http://www.craftycupboard.net/2013/03/composition-notebook-cover-tutorial.html a just love the idea of covering books with fabric
http://craftandnappies.blogspot.co.nz/2012/11/sewing-case-tutorial.html a delightful sewing case with a zipper Ė very good tutorial here
Thatís all for this week quilters. I do hope this newsletter arrives at a convenient time and that you have a chance to skip through the goodies and find something interesting.
Till next week, keep those fingers busy.
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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