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August 7 2012 Quilting Newsletter


Knock Knock, it’s me popping onto your screen for a quick hello, and how you going? I hope all’s well at your place. Things are a little muddled here at present. I’m actually writing this from my daughter’s home about 200km’s (150 miles) from Brisbane. I made a rush trip up here on Sunday after my daughters gorgeous Labrador, Cadbury managed to eat rat poison (or eat something that had eaten rat poison). My daughter was in a state to say the least and Cadbury wasn’t very good either.

In the country, rat poison is used frequently, and having only just moved to this home, they were unaware that there might have been any lying about. Well, trust a lab to sniff it out. Jokes aside, they were very lucky to have received treatment early, and he’s on the mend.

That’s the reason I’m here. I am chief puppy sitter! I’m really enjoying the country. There really is nothing like the quietness and the freshness of the countryside. I’ve bought my sewing machine and am madly quilting a quilt I’ve had sitting at home for some time, never having the chance to get to it during my “normal” week. (Whatever is normal these days?). A few walks in between, and it’s very relaxing too!

As you’ve guessed, I’ve nutted out the computer issue I had last time, and am able to get this newsletter to you on time!! Yeah!!

Last Sunday I posted an article on a great DVD I received to review titled “Give and Take Appliqué”. I really enjoyed this DVD, and the presenters are a hoot. Very natural gals, with a bit of a laugh here and there. I really recommend this DVD to anyone who is looking for an easy to do, and fabric saving technique. Here’s the link to that article: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art177471.asp

Well, with a bit of spare time on my hands, I’ve been hanging five (fingers) on my computer keyboard and have found the following goodies for you. Have fun dude!!

http://www.jmddesigns.co.nz/tutorials/dresden_plate.htm a recut Dresden plate pattern

http://www.snugglesquilts.com/index.php?cID=283 here’s some simple tips on machine quilting

http://www.everythingin3s.com/2011/01/21/rule-of-three-and-odd-numbers/ you might find this little bit of design theory very helpful. Remember the rule can be applied to quilting also.

http://www.fleetingthing.com/handmade/baby-gifts/the-mila-baby-shoe-tutorial/&2_10_12 yes, I do have a baby shoe fetish

http://www.craftycrafty.tv/2011/12/crafty_buy_unravelling_knitted.html not quilting but awesome.......(click on the video and watch an amazing calendar).

http://www.noodle-head.com/2010/06/bicycle-bucket-tutorial.html a cycle bucket

http://mommyforreals.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/sunnis-block-for-stash-bee.html a pretty appliqué pattern

http://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/2012/02/striped-shower-curtain-tutorial.html I’ve always wanted a unique one of kind shower curtain – here’s how

http://www.ctpubblog.com/2012/02/08/meet-allie-aller/ a very interesting interview with a crazy patchworker

I might have gone over the top on the goodies this week. Ooops! Must away, the washing is done, and it’s time for our morning ramble through the fields. Take care everyone, try and find some time for quilting during your week, and I’ll be back again next week.

Cheerio for now

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

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