Happy New Year one and all Ė itís the start of a whole new year and Iím busting to get on with it. We didnít actually see in the New Year last night Ė but we heard the suburb celebrate at midnight with the usual pots and pans and merriment.
I do hope everyone who celebrates Christmas enjoyed their festivities and that for everyone the holidays were a chance to catch up and get things done. I managed to make two queens sized quilt tops for my friend Diane over the holiday. Iím very pleased with the result Ė sheís quilting them at present and Iíll have them back sometime soon to bind. They will be thankyou presents for some friends of hers. When I get them back Iíll take some photos for you.
Iíve made a few resolutions for 2014, but Iím keeping them close to my chest Ė I usually fail on the resolution front by about the 10th of January, so Iíll let you know how I go.
I wrote an article for my quilting readers about making New Year resolutions and I hope it is of some help to those who are finding themselves in a crafting ďrutĒ. Hereís the link to the article:
Thank you to the quilters who popped on the forum and gave us their Christmas wishes. I have added a new post to the forum today, with my New Year wishes to you all. Please feel free to add your message for quilters everywhere. Hereís the link: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/849433#Post849433
I have spent some time looking for more goodies for you all to browse through. I hope you find something here you like:
http://www.adventuresofadiymom.com/2013/03/how-to-tie-blanket.html a great tutorial on tying quilts
http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/?p=2265 fantastic star block to make
http://www.sewingdaisies.com.au/sewing_daisies/2010/03/sew-hip-patience-quilt-completed.html a very good tutorial on making a version of the disappearing nine patch block
http://mydiychat.com/i-heart-it/fancy-finds-no-1 some interesting images to day dream about.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Fabric-Ladder/ for those with a spare ladder hanging around
http://cornflowerbluestudio.blogspot.com.au/2011/06/serendipity-otherwise-known-as-diy.html an easy laundry bag to make Ė but will they use it?
http://sarahmscholz.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/for-the-boys-blog-hop/ this is a great boys quilt tutorial
http://www.canoeridgecreations.com/2012/02/half-square-triangles-hexagons.html a truly simple idea with maximum wow factor
http://www.skiptomylou.org/2013/11/30/peppermint-pincushion-by-molly-flanders/ hereís a cute little pincushion made using English paper piecing method.
Thatís all Iíve got for you in this first newsletter for 2014. I do hope that when it arrives in your in box that youíll find time to have a look at the goodies I have for you this week. Until next Wednesday when Iíll be popping in again, take care.
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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