February 18 2010 Quilting Newsletter
I’ve been busy cutting 8” squares of donated fabric that will be stitched together to make backings for the Linus Quilts. It’s a great way to use up fabric that isn’t “suitable” for the quilt tops, but never=the-less are quality fabrics and perfect for the backings. The added benefit is that the quilts can be “double sided”; two for the price of one!
I’ve also been busy with a fabric challenge with my Queensland Quilters (QQ). The fabric is “interesting” to say the least, and I’ve only got 2 weeks to come up with the finished creation. I’m battling to get there, but am pleased with the results so far. Art Quilter I am not, but I do like to dabble and play with fabric, threads, beads and whatever else I can find. I will post a photo when it’s complete (promise not to laugh!).
I posted an article last Sunday in response to request from a reader. She was finding it difficult to find free quilt and block patterns that are suitable for boys. So I spent an afternoon surfing and came up with a composite of sites that are free with quilt blocks and patterns for you. Here’s the link:
Onto my little pressies for you this week. I’ve got a couple of doozies for you, and I hope you enjoy them.
http://www.craftandfabriclinks.com/apron2/apron2.html Here’s a good way to use up those orphan blocks
http://www.berninausablog.com/read/keep-a-clean-machine Some very handy hints on keeping your sewing machine in tip top condition.
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4070/organize-your-button-stash organizing your button stash
I’m sad to say, but that’s it from me this week. I hope you haven’t been too busy getting on with life, but that you’ve had a chance to stop and smile at a stranger, and spend some quality time with your busy fingers!!
Take care till next week, and remember have fun with quilting.
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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