Hi everyone, how are you this week? Itís been a rainy cold week in Brisbane, and itís safe to say winter has arrived. By cold I mean maximum temps of 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees F) and the sun not poking itís head through the clouds. Not cold to most people reading this newsletter, but never the less, cold to us Queenslanders.
Here in Queensland, on the eastern seaboard at sealevel, most of us donít have heating in our homes Ė we might have reverse air-conditioning which can give us hot air, but we certainly donít have open fires, or gas heaters here in Brisbane. So this time of year we put more clothes on. The silver lining with cold weather is that we donít venture outside much and become hermits in our own homes. Oh Darn!! Says this quilter. That means I have to stay inside and sew. Oh Darn!!
And thatís what I did over the weekend. Iíve finally completed my hexagon quilt (Iím calling it Hexagon Wave) and am busy putting the hanging pocket on it ready to show it at our annual show in October. Thatís two quilts ready for exhibition. Iím busy on my third, which is a machine sewn, machine quilted project. Iím using the quilt as you go method and Iím happy with the results so far. Once Iíve got this one finished, Iíll post them for you to see them.
Last week I posted an article highlighting the many wonderful childrenís books that have been published with a quilt theme. There are some gorgeous publications out there, and Iíve only highlighted a few. Pop over to this link to have a look: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art176820.asp
Weíve had some chat about storage in the quilt room on the forum. Hereís the link if youíd like to contribute - http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/767834#Post767834
Now, onto my little offerings for this week. I hope you enjoy the browse!
http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2010/06/super-cute-sewing-tutorials.html cute little wallets
http://lotsofpinkhere.blogspot.com.au/2011/10/12-gifts-of-christmas-blog-hop.html a pretty sewing kit to make
http://sentimentalquilter.blogspot.com/2011/09/primitive-doll-bed.html primitive doll quilts
http://tanglewoodthreads.blogspot.com.au/p/shoreline-series.html some eye candy that will blow you away
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=7lfaSmDxVZQ you might have heard about this blind quilter.
http://hudsonsholidays.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/ribbon-spools-organize-trims-now.html a terrific little template for ribbon spools.
http://mypatchwork.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/heart-pincushion-tutorial/ hmmmm, I know, I just canít help myself!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI22vN1xAcM&feature=plcp&context=C38bdbc7UDOEgsToPDskKk7gL2sPxpGR5cX_96jL6v THIS IS AWESOME. I know using capitals means you are shouting, but itís worth the shout. In East London a ďflower bomberĒ makes miracles appear in pot holes. Enjoy!
http://thewindandthesail.blogspot.com.au/2010/05/thimble-necklace-tutorial.html make your own little thimble necklace
Well folks, thatís it from me this week. I hope this newsletter finds you well and happy and getting some time to quilt. Iíll pop in again next week. Till then, keep those fingers busy!
Cheerio for no
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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