January 18 2012 Quilting Newsletter
I’ve been busy on my blue and white quilt and have 11 blocks already made. Only about 100 more to go! Once I have a good stash of blocks I’ll write an article for you to see the progress. I’m really enjoying the appliqué. I suppose it is really my most favourite genre in quilting. I love the hand sewing, the gentle rhythm of needle in, needle out.
I like that it’s always portable and I can take it just about anywhere and that there are not a lot of tools needed to accomplish the needle turned finish. I wonder what your favourite genre of quilting is. I’ll post a question on the forum and if you would like you can pop your answer there. It will be interesting to see what comes up. Here’s the link: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/741478#Post741478
Thanks sincerely to those wonderful readers who responded to my call for help for my sister, regarding a good ocean pattern for her to make for her son. She has finally decided on the ocean waves pattern. I’ll keep you posted with its progress also.
Last week I posted an article that I have posted every year since I began editing this site and one that is very popular. Block of the Month programs. I’ve been surfing again and found a bucket full of free Block of the Month programs that have commenced in 2012. It’s early days yet, and I’m sure there’s going to be more launched over the next 5 weeks or so. In the meantime, pop over to the article and see the first ones that I’ve sourced. Here’s the link:
So, now for your goodies for this week. I hope you enjoy having a look!
http://www.happytogethercreates.com/2011/12/stegosaurus-socks-diy.html everyone has a dinosaur lover in their family – these are great
http://earlywomenmasters.net/quilts/ this is a very interesting site, and I imagine it’s one your bookmark to continually keep returning to.
http://thelittlehousebythesea.wordpress.com/2008/11/03/toadstool-cottage-and-mushroom-house-%E2%80%93-free-pattern-and-tutorial/ guess what!
http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2009/06/neck-pillow.html a neck pillow for travelling
http://mamakamills.blogspot.com/ memory quilts made with clothing that’s left behind.
http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2010/05/shoe-redo-rickrack-posies.html glam up your shoes
http://happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot.com/2010/11/i-spy-quilt-tutorial.html an I Spy quilt tutorial with a little twist
http://www.whateverdeedeewants.com/2011/03/spring-fling-recovering-umbrella.html a great tutorial on recovering an umbrella
Well, my dear friends, I will say adieu for now and will pop in again next week. Stay well and remember to smile at a stranger – they just might smile in return!
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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