April 22 2014 Quilting Newsletter
Because our children are scattered to the winds, we didn’t have family to celebrate with this year, so it was a very quiet affair. And I must say, productive for me. I had a number of projects lined up ready to go Friday morning and am happy to report I managed to get them all finished over the four day period. Yeah!
I managed to bind 9 quilts in readiness for hand stitching, make and quilt a baby quilt for a friend, and make 9 “Memory Bags” for a still birth association. I now have the very daunting task of sorting through potential “touchy feely” resources and create kits ready for sewing. I might take a bit of a rest after I’ve got that in hand!
Last week’s article was written in response to a readers request for butterfly patterns. I’ve sourced a large number of lovely patterns, some free, some not so, but here’s the link if you’re interested:
Don’t forget the forum is there if you would like to use it. Here’s the link: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43
And so onto my goodies for you this week. Some interesting stuff, hope you find something that piques your curiosity!
http://www.instructables.com/id/Drawstring-Purse-With-Inside-Cubbies/ I made one of these years ago and I’m so glad I found the instructions!!
http://homeofhomemadetreasures.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/guest-blog-entry-felt-owl-tutorial.html I know, another little owly – can’t resist
http://www.makeithandmade.com/2014/01/hand-embroidered-pin-cushion-free.html simply elegant
http://taoofcraft.typepad.com/taoofcraft/2010/07/here-is-how-i-made-themsupplies14-yard-of-heavy-home-dec-cotton-or-quilters-weight-cotton-fabric14-yard-lining-fabric-2.html a baby bootie tutorial
http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2011/06/summer-runner.html?showComment=1309592377120#c7354181798355813806 wouldn’t this look nice on a country dining table
http://rebekahgough.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/make-something-monday-on-tuesday.html the loveliest patchwork pots to make
http://www.cardigan.ltd.uk/exhibitions.php take your time at this site and go for a wander around and be amazed!
http://www.annamariahorner.com/Feather.Bed.Quilt.pdf a feather quilt pattern that could be used as an I Spy quilt
http://artfabrik.blogspot.com.au/p/fusing-tips.html here’s some fusing tips
http://www.ellisandhiggs.com/tutorials/car-rattle-toy-tutorial/ a petrol heads dream – a car softie
I will say my goodbyes for now, and hope that this newsletter lands in your inbox at an appropriate time. Pour yourself a cuppa and enjoy.
Till next time, Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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