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April 13 2011 Quilting Newsletter

It’s a hello from me, just popping in for a quick chat and I hope all’s well at your end. Had a wonderful stay with my daughter and her husband and their gorgeous chocolate Labrador, Cadbury. We went on a few “nanny walks”, I was a very proud nanny. He is such a gentle dog, and has the most pleasing nature. He simply adores my daughter and SIL, and when they’re in the room, only has eyes for them.

With all the rain Queensland has had this year, the bush is very, very green and lush, especially from the air. I don’t think I can remember seeing the landscape so healthy looking. Some graziers are saying that because of the huge rains we’ve had, the next few years will bring bumper crops and herds. So as always, you can’t have a rainbow with the rain.

I’m in the mood for finishing things. Most unusual for me, as I tend to flit from one project to another. But over the recent times, I’ve completed a few outstanding projects and am now getting a full steam of head. I started a project a few years ago, making Suffolk puffs (sometimes called yo-yo’s).
Well, I wanted to make a vest out of the yo-yo’s and only got about 20 puffs made, then lost interest. Well, I’m keen to get this finished so that’s what I’m doing most of my spare time. I’ll photograph it when it’s finished and you can tell me what you think. I saw one on a girl wearing a white shirt and jeans, and she looked FABULOUS! So here’s hoping!!

Last Sunday I posted the final instalment of Free Block of the Month programs that I’ve sourced from the web. Here’s the link for you to check it out: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art10182.asp

All’s quite on the forum at present – don’t forget it’s your forum, so bring your questions and we’ll see what answers you come up with. Here’s the link to the forums: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/forums/43/1/Quilting

So onto my little lovelies for you this week. I’ve had a ball surfing away finding some really good stuff and I hope you enjoy them.

http://www.themotherhuddle.com/sewing-on-a-budget/ rather than a little gift, this website is full of stuff, simply FULL I say!! Enjoy this one with a cuppa.

http://thepinkcouch.blogspot.com/2010/11/cute-easy-fabric-bandaids.html fabric bandaids - what a genius idea

http://www.craftpassion.com/2010/11/crochet-basket-weave-afghan-baby-blanket-pattern-tutorial.html I know this is crochet, but I couldn’t resist this pattern, it’s really clever and quick to crochet up.

http://cathiefilian.blogspot.com/2009/03/make-it-transferring-images-to-fabric.html Ok, a very easy and understandable tutorial on using bubble jet for transferring images onto fabric

http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/clothes-for-dogs I know it’s not patchwork but we have to remember our four legged friends.

http://katydiddys.blogspot.com/2011/01/mp3-player-fabric-sling.html I take my hat off to anyone who really uses this as it’s meant to be used (in the gym). I salute you!!

http://peppermintplum.blogspot.com/2010/12/sewn-paper-candy-pouch.html I love this idea and it’s great for children’s parties and any reason!!!

Well, dear quilters, that’s all I’ve got for you this week. I do hope the weather has been kind in your neck of the woods and that you’re getting some time to enjoy some quilting.
Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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