March 5 2014 Quilting Newsletter
I’ve also put together about 12 quilt backs for quilt tops that will go to Diane, one of our volunteer long arm quilters. Diane does a marvellous job for us and always with a smile and easy going manner. And then I’ve also put together some smaller preemie quilts with pretty fabrics I have at hand. A very successful week where I’ve achieved much.
My guild quilt show is in October so I need to spend some time putting together a few quilts for the show. That’s my plan for March! I truly believe that as a member of a quilt guild, it is my responsibility to make sure that I enter my share of quilts to help make the show a success.
I don’t make quilts to win (although it's nice when it happens) – it’s all about having a lovely full colourful show for the public to appreciate, and to attract new members to the guild. I like to try my hand at something new, to have a challenge at the same time. I’ll keep you posted with my progress.
Last week I posted a review on a complimentary eBook I’ve received from Leisure Arts titled “Baby It’s You” and here’s the link for you: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art182786.asp
Here’s the link to the forum if you’d like to contribute to the conversation: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43
And so onto my little pressies for you this week. Have fun!
http://thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk/blog/2012/free-pattern-ruths-hot-water-bottle-cosy a hotty pattern simple pincushion
http://artgalleryfabrics.typepad.com/weblog/2013/03/fat-quarter-gang-prism-jumbo-floor-pillow-by-freshly-pieced.html I like this pattern – I think it would make a nice quilt
http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2010/12/super-easy-superhero-cape-tutorial.html back when my kids were little, we used to rip up an old sheet
http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2010/12/felt-circle-pillow-tutorial.html here’s an effective cushion cover with a real modern look
http://www.ohsoprettythediaries.com/2013/12/diy-pouf-zippy-pouch.html here’s a cute little zipper pouch tutorial
http://www.patchworkposse.com/wp-content/uploads/oisforowlquiltpattern.pdf the cutest little owlie wall hanging
http://filminthefridge.com/2012/02/23/converging-corners-block-a-tutorial/ an interesting pattern focussing on corners
http://quiltinspiration.blogspot.com.au/search?q=rainbow&updated-max=2010-04-29T06:48:00-07:00&max-results=20 here’s some real quilt eye candy to enjoy,…. Yum yum!
http://www.sew4home.com/projects/kitchen-linens/toddlers-laminated-cotton-project-apron a pretty little apron for crafty kids
And so I must away dear readers. Take some time during the next week out of your busy schedule to spend a little “me” time and get some stitching done – it’s soooo good for the soul!
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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