April 1 2010 Quilting Newsletter
I’ve been continuing on with my quilt that I started in the Kerry Glen class a few weekends ago, and I’m having a ball. Not sure how it’s going to turn out, as I don’t really plan these things, they just sort of morph their way into existence. I’ve never been one to sit down and plan each step of a quilt. Perhaps I’d make better quilts if I did. But it’s just not in my personality to do that. I think I’d rather eat glass than have to pencil & paper plan my quilts. It sort of takes all of the fun out of it for me. I rather love surprises and my quilts often end up complete surprises!! I wonder how other quilters go about creating their quilts. I put this question on the forum for those of you who would like to share your ideas about creating – to plan or not to plan. Here’s the link to that question:
Last week I posted another article in my ongoing series of Quilting Terms Explained. I had some great feedback on the first article, so here’s a follow up for you. Here’s the link to that article:
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art6327.asp . Oh by the way, if you have a term that you’d like explained, drop me an email and I’ll look into it for you.
So, my gifts for you this week aren’t all Easter themed because I appreciate that not all my readers celebrate Easter, but for those that do, here’s a couple for you:
http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2010/3/21/mollys-sketchbook-bunny-finger-puppets.html Bunny Finger Puppets
http://retro-mama.blogspot.com/2009/03/easter-is-in-air.html Fabric Easter Eggs
And because it’s a holiday for all, some more fun quilting stuff:
http://craftchi.com/blog/?p=1156 great ideas for using fabric scraps
http://theobjectproject.typepad.com/the_object_project/2009/08/tea-cup-flower-series.html, have a look, just gorgeous!
http://www.ctpubblog.com/2010/03/02/technique-tuesday-with-gladys-love/ Luggage tags using art quilt techniques.
http://www.abramsbooks.com/stc_craft_news/images/weekend_sewing_images/Weekend_Sewing.pdf Quick gardening gloves
Well, friends, it’s time for me to say cheerio for now, I do hope this newsletter finds you and yours happy, healthy and a joy to each other. See you next week.
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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