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December 31 2013 Quilting Newsletter

Happy New Year one and all – it’s the start of a whole new year and I’m busting to get on with it. We didn’t actually see in the New Year last night – but we heard the suburb celebrate at midnight with the usual pots and pans and merriment.

I do hope everyone who celebrates Christmas enjoyed their festivities and that for everyone the holidays were a chance to catch up and get things done. I managed to make two queens sized quilt tops for my friend Diane over the holiday. I’m very pleased with the result – she’s quilting them at present and I’ll have them back sometime soon to bind. They will be thankyou presents for some friends of hers. When I get them back I’ll take some photos for you.

I’ve made a few resolutions for 2014, but I’m keeping them close to my chest – I usually fail on the resolution front by about the 10th of January, so I’ll let you know how I go.

I wrote an article for my quilting readers about making New Year resolutions and I hope it is of some help to those who are finding themselves in a crafting “rut”. Here’s the link to the article:

Thank you to the quilters who popped on the forum and gave us their Christmas wishes. I have added a new post to the forum today, with my New Year wishes to you all. Please feel free to add your message for quilters everywhere. Here’s the link: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/849433#Post849433

I have spent some time looking for more goodies for you all to browse through. I hope you find something here you like:

http://www.adventuresofadiymom.com/2013/03/how-to-tie-blanket.html a great tutorial on tying quilts

http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/?p=2265 fantastic star block to make

http://www.sewingdaisies.com.au/sewing_daisies/2010/03/sew-hip-patience-quilt-completed.html a very good tutorial on making a version of the disappearing nine patch block

http://mydiychat.com/i-heart-it/fancy-finds-no-1 some interesting images to day dream about.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Fabric-Ladder/ for those with a spare ladder hanging around

http://cornflowerbluestudio.blogspot.com.au/2011/06/serendipity-otherwise-known-as-diy.html an easy laundry bag to make – but will they use it?

http://sarahmscholz.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/for-the-boys-blog-hop/ this is a great boys quilt tutorial

http://www.canoeridgecreations.com/2012/02/half-square-triangles-hexagons.html a truly simple idea with maximum wow factor

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2013/11/30/peppermint-pincushion-by-molly-flanders/ here’s a cute little pincushion made using English paper piecing method.

That’s all I’ve got for you in this first newsletter for 2014. I do hope that when it arrives in your in box that you’ll find time to have a look at the goodies I have for you this week. Until next Wednesday when I’ll be popping in again, take care.
Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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