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March 3 2010 Quilting Newsletter

Hello quilters, another week has flown by, and it’s time for me to pop into your life and have a quick chat.

I’ve had a lovely day today, having taught my Colour Class to some lovely quilters. I love presenting this class, there are a number of “light bulb” moments in this class and it’s priceless to see their faces as the realisation of information sinks in. Colour Theory is not rocket science, you just need to be shown how to use your color wheel and how to ascertain the relationships between colors. To this end, I’m starting a Color Theory for Quilters series, the first of which will be posted NEXT Sunday the 7th March. So keep an eye out for that.

I’ve also been busy with my Linus Quilts. The project recently received a large donation of fabric that is ideal for binding of the Linus quilts. So I’ve been spending a number of nights, cutting them into 2 ½” strips, sewing them together and then pressing them in half ready for use. And of course, I’m busy putting hexagons together for the World’s Biggest Hexagon Quilt. It will be launched in May, and I will keep you posted about that. Here’s the link to the latest update about the Hexagon Quilt: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art4580.asp

I have been receiving lots of hits on the Quilting website, from quilters looking for cat blocks and patterns. So I spent an afternoon surfing the web and came up with 53 free cat blocks or patterns for you. Here’s the link to that article: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art4581.asp
There’s been a bit of action on the forum recently. Don’t forget to pop over every now and then and check out the topics that are being discussed. Here’s the link: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43&page=1

So, on to my little gifts for you this week. I’ve found some really yummy stuff for you, I hope you enjoy them.

http://makingmorewithless.blogspot.com/2009/10/what-better-way-to-use-up-scraps-of.html Scrappy Star tutorial

http://sewingdork.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-to-make-your-own-aromatherapy-hot.html Hot to make your own hot pack tutorial

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/10/how-to_dinosaur_play_mat.html A gorgeous Dinosaur Play Mat for the aspiring palaeontologist in your life!!

Well, must go, thanks for having me at your place. I hope all is well at your end and that you’re busy creating wonderful patchwork.
Cheerio till next time, and remember to have fun quilting!

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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