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April 22 2014 Quilting Newsletter


Hello quilters and welcome to another newsletter from Quilters Quarters at Bellaonline. We have just enjoyed the Easter holiday break which allows four days “holiday” over the weekend from Friday morning through to Monday night.

Because our children are scattered to the winds, we didn’t have family to celebrate with this year, so it was a very quiet affair. And I must say, productive for me. I had a number of projects lined up ready to go Friday morning and am happy to report I managed to get them all finished over the four day period. Yeah!

I managed to bind 9 quilts in readiness for hand stitching, make and quilt a baby quilt for a friend, and make 9 “Memory Bags” for a still birth association. I now have the very daunting task of sorting through potential “touchy feely” resources and create kits ready for sewing. I might take a bit of a rest after I’ve got that in hand!

Last week’s article was written in response to a readers request for butterfly patterns. I’ve sourced a large number of lovely patterns, some free, some not so, but here’s the link if you’re interested:
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183153.asp

Don’t forget the forum is there if you would like to use it. Here’s the link: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43

And so onto my goodies for you this week. Some interesting stuff, hope you find something that piques your curiosity!

http://www.instructables.com/id/Drawstring-Purse-With-Inside-Cubbies/ I made one of these years ago and I’m so glad I found the instructions!!

http://homeofhomemadetreasures.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/guest-blog-entry-felt-owl-tutorial.html I know, another little owly – can’t resist

http://www.makeithandmade.com/2014/01/hand-embroidered-pin-cushion-free.html simply elegant

http://taoofcraft.typepad.com/taoofcraft/2010/07/here-is-how-i-made-themsupplies14-yard-of-heavy-home-dec-cotton-or-quilters-weight-cotton-fabric14-yard-lining-fabric-2.html a baby bootie tutorial

http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2011/06/summer-runner.html?showComment=1309592377120#c7354181798355813806 wouldn’t this look nice on a country dining table

http://rebekahgough.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/make-something-monday-on-tuesday.html the loveliest patchwork pots to make

http://www.cardigan.ltd.uk/exhibitions.php take your time at this site and go for a wander around and be amazed!

http://www.annamariahorner.com/Feather.Bed.Quilt.pdf a feather quilt pattern that could be used as an I Spy quilt

http://artfabrik.blogspot.com.au/p/fusing-tips.html here’s some fusing tips

http://www.ellisandhiggs.com/tutorials/car-rattle-toy-tutorial/ a petrol heads dream – a car softie

I will say my goodbyes for now, and hope that this newsletter lands in your inbox at an appropriate time. Pour yourself a cuppa and enjoy.

Till next time, Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
http://Quilting.bellaonline.com

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