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April 27 2010 Quilting Newsletter

Hi there, it’s just me saying hello. Hope all’s well at your place, autumn is making its presence felt here, and it’s rather lovely to wake up to coolish mornings. Much easier to walk in the cool mornings than the humidity of summer.

I’ve been busy finishing off our “portion” of the World’s Biggest Hexagon Quilt. Yesterday I posted it off to the organisers who will put it into three layers and machine quilt it, ready for the presentation to the Guinness Book of Records on May 11th. About 9 of my Sisters of Stitch volunteers worked feverishly to put the rosettes together, and then I spent the better half of three days, completing the piecing, and then taking all 2350 papers out of the backs, together with thread and then pressing and tidying up the quilt top. Big Job!!

I’ll be at the presentation day, and I’ll take lots of photographs and post them on the Quilting website the following Sunday for you to enjoy.

Last Sunday I posted an article containing lots and lots of free patterns of animals. I get lots of requests for animals, so here’s the result of a few days surfing. Here’s the link: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art8361.asp . Hope you enjoy them.

BTW, I’ll be posting the next instalment in the Color Theory for Quilters next Sunday, and it will focus on the Tones. Look out for that won’t you.

Things have been quiet on the forum, don’t forget, it’s your forum and feel free to make comments there. It’s free and entirely safe. Only interested quilters use the quilt forum, I moderate it and it’s fun to be in touch.

Now, onto my little gifts for you this week. There’s so much “stuff” out there for quilters, I do hope you don’t mind me bringing some of them to you each week. So here’s the lot for this week:

http://katrinastutorials.blogspot.com/2009/09/fabric-ornament-number-one.html pretty ornament in the cathedral window style

http://www.ctpubblog.com/2010/03/22/happy-feet-felt-baby-booties/ These gorgeous felt baby booties are just too sweet

http://makeitdo.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/needles-on-the-go/ For a quickie present for a quilter, you can’t go past this little needle book.

http://www.rutholearytextileart.co.uk/articles/transferringDesignsToFabric.asp I found this very interesting and it works!!

Well, my dear quilting friends, I must away, my daughter is due here tomorrow to attend a funeral, so I must clear the spare bedroom for her. (I need a spare, spare room, if you get my drift!!).
Take care and remember to have fun quilting.
Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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