Quilting Newsletter


April 30 2013 Quilting Newsletter

Hello there, it’s that time of the week again. It’s been a busy week for me here in Brisbane with gatherings of both craft groups - Sunshine Linus and Sisters of Stitch this week. Love the get togethers, the chat, the wonderful ladies, the stitching and of course the home bake!!!

Some of our ladies love to make beautiful yummy afternoon tea treats for us, and I’m so appreciative. I’d rather be stitching than baking, and I know these wonderful cooks really welcome the opportunity to bake for others, especially now that there’s often no one else in their home to bake for.

And some of the goodies are to die for! Good old fashioned biscuits and cakes are a rare treat, and I’m afraid I work very hard not to disappoint and do my bit to make sure the plates are empty at the end of the afternoon.

My article that I posted last week is part of a new category I’ve added to the Quilt website called the How To Series. I’m gradually going through my teaching notes and posting the entire “how to” information I’ve collected and taught over the years. Last week’s article is all about calculating the setting and corner triangles when putting blocks on point in your quilt top. Here’s the link if you’d like to have a look: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180358.asp

Pop over to the forum and make any suggestions you’d like me to write about there. Here’s the link:

So onto my little gifts for you this week. The usual suspects and some eye candy too! Have fun.

http://verykerryberry.blogspot.com.au/2011/12/friendship-pillow-tutorial.html a great pattern for a friendship block

http://twocheekymonkeysdesigns.blogspot.com.au/2011/11/simple-button-headband-tutorial.html a cute headband for a little girl

http://www.360cities.net/gigapixel/strahov-library.html strap yourself in and get ready for the ride of your life

http://craftycupboard.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/fleece-farm-friends.html friendly farm softies to make

http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/cutting-corners/2012/06/15/pin-cushion-cottage/ yep, another one – but very chic

http://www.imagineourlife.com/2012/07/17/camping-quiet-book-page/ another great distracter to keep at grannies place

http://www.craftymoods.com/2012/07/ruffled-place-mats-so-fabulous.html A unique floor mat to die for!!

http://tizzycrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/earbud-case-tutorial.html ear bud case - sooo cute

http://thecraftymummy.com/2012/10/i-spy-quilt-tutorial/ a gorgeous I Spy quilt tutorial

That’s all from me this week. I do hope this newsletter arrives during a lull in your weekly proceedings and that you get a bit of time to browse through the links. Stay well everyone, and speak again next week.

Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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