April 2 2014 Quilting Newsletter
It’s hard to believe that we’re into April already – and Easter for those who celebrate, is just around the corner. How things have changed from the Easter celebrations we enjoyed as children. I lived in Canberra (the nation’s capital city) during my childhood, and April was always the onset of windy cold weather that would continue right through till November. My mother would make golden syrup dumplings for dessert to herald the beginning of the cold weather.
My three sisters and I would each receive one (1) medium sized egg, and the four of us girls would have a competition to see who could make their egg last the longest. I never won that competition. I was and still am an “eat it now” kinda girl.
Last week I posted a review on a lovely quilt book titled Strip Savvy published by Martingale. Here’s the link for your interest: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art182986.asp
Don’t forget to pop over to the forum and make a comment about quilting. Here’s the link: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43
And so onto the little goodies I’ve sourced for you this week. Have fun!
http://www.fabrictherapy.blogspot.com.au/2011/11/strippy-scrappy-flippy-happy-happy.html sensational tutorial on using up your scraps
http://fabricfascination.blogspot.com.au/2010/06/sampler-quilt-2-basket-block.html I like the use of rickrack on this basket block
http://www.mommybydaycrafterbynight.com/2011/12/little-birdie-told-me-messenger-bag.html here’s a simple messenger bag to make
http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Needle-Threader/ make your own needle threader – brilliant
http://www.madebymarzipan.com/?x=2038 the anywhere chair is indispensable for sure!
http://www.sew4home.com/projects/fabric-art-accents/three-tier-stacked-pin-cushion-trio little cuties for you
http://green-label.com/art/yarn-portraits-jo-hamilton/ a crochet hook and some scrap thread. Hmmm
http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2013/8/22/corinnes-thread-denim-pinwheel-quilt.html gorgeous denim quilt for the alpha male
http://thesewingloftblog.com/2014/02/21/clean-your-sewing-machine/ Yep, should be doing this after every project they tell me!
http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2014/03/diy-plantable-felt-garden-box.html a fair bit of effort required here, but look at the results!
That’s all I have for you this week readers. I hope you find some time to do a little stitching in amongst your busy life. I’ll stop by again next week, till then, take care and
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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