April 3 2013 Quilting Newsletter
Well, Easter is over for another year, and thank goodness. No more chocolate eggs begging to be eaten! We didn’t go anywhere this year. We don’t usually go anywhere because it’s always madness on the roads, with everyone rushing to get to their destination and then rushing to get back again. Not having children at home means we’re not stuck with travelling at school holidays and it’s very nice to head off at a more leisurely pace and at quieter times. I got some sewing and some cleaning done and feel on top of things again. Not sure how long that feeling will last!!
I wrote another article in my series on Colour Theory for Quilters last Sunday. This article is particularly about Split complimentary Colour Schemes. Here’s the link for your interest: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180085.asp
We’ve been having a chat fest on at the forum – we’re talking T-shirt Quilting at the moment. Here’s the link:
I’ve spent some time over Easter sourcing some interesting links for you. Hope you have some fun and find something useful.
http://www.crookedbrains.net/2011/06/creative-ways-to-reuse-denim.html we’ve all got old jeans we can’t bear to throw out – here’s some great ideas
http://www.clothworks.com/blog/index.php/bias-tape-shoelace-tutorial/ bespoke shoe laces, great gift idea
http://ellisonlane.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/improv-log-cabin-tutorial-scrappy-stash.html lovely log cabin tutorial and great use of scraps
http://www.meetthedubiens.com/2011/09/fall-button-branch.html something to use those buttons up!
http://www.tillyandthebuttons.com/2012/11/how-to-shape-sharp-corner.html making a sharp corner when turning seams is a real issue for me – here’s a tutorial to improve your technique.
http://twistedsifter.com/2012/11/worlds-longest-tree-top-walk-bavarian-forest-national-park-germany/ so how badly did you want to see the view?
http://momspark.net/shoe-makeover-graceful-lace/ got some flatties that need sprucing up? Here’s a great idea
http://aquiltisnice.blogspot.com.au/2011/03/machine-binding-tutorial.html how to make machine binding.
http://buzzingandbumbling.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/pin-cushion-that-protects-your-pins.html another cute pincushion
I’ll say cheerio for another week. I hope you manage to find some time to get some sewing done during your busy week. If not, at least flick through some quilt books!!LOL.
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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