Hello quilters, itís that time of the week again for a quick hello and catch up. I hope that all is well in your neck of the globe and that youíre managing a little time for yourself to craft and create.
I had a number of comments about the wallets I mentioned that Iím making so I thought I might tell you a little more about them and give you some photos. The wallets are being made as a gift to every person who attends the Sunshine Linus Inc. Quilt Show & Open Day in August.
We will include a tea bag and a little message inviting the guest to pour themselves a cuppa and pop on line and see what Sunshine Linus is all about. Itís one way we hope will encourage people to see our website. The more people that are aware of Sunshine Linus and what we do for the community, the more support we will receive.
So hereís some pictures Iíve taken of the wallets http://pinterest.com/judieb56/sewing-for-sunshine-linus/.
Keep your eye out on the articles as I will soon write the pattern for these little sweeties.
Last week I wrote an article in response to a question I received from a reader. Itís all about using old patchwork fabrics Ė do they have a use by date etc etc. Hereís my reply: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180908.asp
Iíve posted a question regarding using old fabrics on the forum. Pop over and have your say:
Iíve got some interesting distractions for you this week. Have fun!
http://apumpkinandaprincess.com/2013/05/diy-berry-basket-pincushion-tutorial.html a berry basket pincushion
http://www.abarefootbride.com/2012/12/28/homemade-baby-doll/ a homemade baby doll
http://www.craftbuds.com/square-in-square-quilt-block-paper-piecing-tutorial/ a very simple and well written tutorial on foundation paper piecing
http://www.webpagefx.com/blog/web-design/psychology-of-color-infographic/ the Psychology of Color Ė very interesting
http://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com.au/ barns and quilts go together like bread and butter
http://thriftnestsew.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/diy-boppy-pillow.html a half doughnut cushion to make
http://www.pouchbags.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tutorial-foldaway-market-tote.html a foldaway market tote, easy to make
http://www.sew4home.com/projects/storage-solutions/freespirit-rowan-1010-series-closet-hanger-safe-tanya-whelanpetal-sateen Yep, these would make great gifts
http://luigiandme.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/diy-dog-bed-super-easy-no-sew/ a doggie bed for your best friend
http://craftandnappies.blogspot.co.nz/p/patterns.html some great foundation pieced patterns from a very clever Kiwi
http://madebychrissied.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/tutorial-piecing-together-batting.html making every scrap of batting count
That's all I've got for you this week folks! Iíll say cheerio for now, and will pop in again next week. Have a great week.
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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