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April 17 2013 Quilting Newsletter
Knock, Knock, itís just me popping in a saying hello to all my readers on the Bellaonline Quilting Site. Another busy week buzzes by. Weíve had our shade sail repaired at last, after the dreadful winds of ex-cyclone Oswald in January. Finally our pot plants and veggies have some shelter from the heat of the midday sun, and are looking very happy.
My darling put in a bird bath some months ago, and weíre now seeing birds having a bath nearly every day. Itís funny watching them Ė they first sit on the bough of a nearby tree and check that itís safe. Then they fly to the edge and have a little drink. I guess theyíre checking that itís only water and itís clean.
Then they throw themselves head long into the water over and over, sometimes up to 8 times. They really let their inhibitions go and seem to have a ball. Iíve even seen three birds having fun all at the same time. What a lovely waste of time that is!
Last Sunday I posted my article on calculating quilt backing fabric. Hereís the link: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180154.asp
Hereís a link to the forum if youíre interested in joining us for a conversation: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43
And hereís a selection of links Iíve found for you this week. I hope you find something that is interesting for you.
http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2009/07/light-switch-cover.html this idea will brighten up your home
http://shwinandshwin.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/upholstered-cornice-box.html we call these pelmets in Australia Ė a good tutorial
http://www.joscountryjunction.com/a-disappearing-nine-patch-are-you-sure/ a great disappearing nine patch tutorial
http://mariaelkins.com/index.php/quilts/ wow! Some fantastic eye candy here.
http://www.stitchedincolor.com/2012/11/value-dance-quilt-tutorial-part-c.html I really like this tutorial Ė there are several parts to it, and itís a very comprehensive set of instructions.
http://bloominworkshop.wordpress.com/2007/08/16/the-tip-jar/ how to join two pieces of batting for frugal quilting
http://www.make-it-do.com/sew-it/tips-for-sewing-at-your-kitchen-table/ not everyone has a sewing room Ė hints for sewing a the kitchen table
http://thesewingloftblog.com/2012/09/20/nsm-flower-pin-cushio/ a flower power pincushion.
Well, dear readers, I must away. I do hope this newsletter arrives at a convenient time and that youíve had a browse through the links. Keep happy and well, and Iíll be back to say hello again next week. Till then,
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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