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August 20 2013 Quilting Newsletter


Hello again readers, welcome to another issue of the Quilters Quarters Newsletter coming from Bellaonline – the Voice of Women. You might recall a few months ago I reviewed a quilting book titled “Stupendous Stitching”. You might also remember that I was completely blown away with the concept and technique the author Carol Ann Waugh was presenting.

Well, to cut a long story down to size – I started my first Stupendous stitchery not long after I wrote that review and this week I have finished my first attempt. Stupendous Stitching is like nothing else I’ve done before and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed “play time”.

I am notoriously bad at following patterns, and don’t particularly like to be told there are rules to follow. What works for me with Stupendous is there’s no pattern as such and the only rule is: THERE’S NO RULES!!

I used a bright orange and pink fat quarter Batik from my stash and I found the whole process liberating to say the least. The only dilemma I had was knowing when it was the right time to stop. Some people might think this technique is similar to crazy patchwork, but it’s really very, very different.

I have posted some photographs of my piece, I call “It Started with a Stitch” and I can’t wait to start my next piece. Here’s the link to my Pinterest page, then click on Stupendous Stitching. http://pinterest.com/judieb56/stupendous-stitching-my-thanks-to-carol-ann-waugh/

Last Sunday I posted a review on a recently received complimentary copy of Leisure Arts – Beginners Guide to Art Quilts. Here’s the link for your interest: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art181266.asp

I have found some interesting stuff for you to browse through this week. I hope you find something of interest for you.

http://quiltjane.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/stripping-dresden.html a very different looking Dresden plate pattern

http://www.crookedbrains.net/2008/04/which-of-these-paths-would-you-choose.html no words, just awesome.

http://craftandnappies.blogspot.co.nz/2012/11/sewing-case-tutorial.html a delightful sewing case with a zipper – very good tutorial here

http://www.untrendylife.com/2012/11/hot-handle-holder-pattern.html yes, very useful

http://www.ecouterre.com/alto-an-intuitive-sewing-machine-that-encourages-making-do-and-mending/sarah-dickins-alto-sewing-machine-2/?extend=1 check out this new kid on the block

http://thelongthread.com/?p=10690 make a simple pleated tote

http://buzzingandbumbling.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/pin-cushion-that-protects-your-pins.html a protecting pincushion!

http://monkeyseemonkeydo-jennifer.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/hoot-hoot-stuffed-owl-pattern-tutorial.html cute stuffed owlies to make

http://www.andsewwecraft.com/2012/09/how-to-spray-baste-a-quilt/ how to spray baste a quilt

http://www.stitchedincolor.com/2012/01/scrap-attack-triangles-quilt-tutorial.html a great way to get rid of those scraps

http://hyacinthquiltdesigns.blogspot.com.au/2011/01/garden-fence.html garden fence quilt tutorial

So that’s all I have for you this week quilters. I do hope this newsletter finds you a little time to skip through these links. Till next week, stay well, happy and keep those fingers quilting!!

Cheerio for now

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

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