Quilting Newsletter


June 12 2012 Quilting Newsletter

Hi everyone, how are you this week? It’s been a rainy cold week in Brisbane, and it’s safe to say winter has arrived. By cold I mean maximum temps of 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees F) and the sun not poking it’s head through the clouds. Not cold to most people reading this newsletter, but never the less, cold to us Queenslanders.

Here in Queensland, on the eastern seaboard at sealevel, most of us don’t have heating in our homes – we might have reverse air-conditioning which can give us hot air, but we certainly don’t have open fires, or gas heaters here in Brisbane. So this time of year we put more clothes on. The silver lining with cold weather is that we don’t venture outside much and become hermits in our own homes. Oh Darn!! Says this quilter. That means I have to stay inside and sew. Oh Darn!!

And that’s what I did over the weekend. I’ve finally completed my hexagon quilt (I’m calling it Hexagon Wave) and am busy putting the hanging pocket on it ready to show it at our annual show in October. That’s two quilts ready for exhibition. I’m busy on my third, which is a machine sewn, machine quilted project. I’m using the quilt as you go method and I’m happy with the results so far. Once I’ve got this one finished, I’ll post them for you to see them.

Last week I posted an article highlighting the many wonderful children’s books that have been published with a quilt theme. There are some gorgeous publications out there, and I’ve only highlighted a few. Pop over to this link to have a look: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art176820.asp

We’ve had some chat about storage in the quilt room on the forum. Here’s the link if you’d like to contribute - http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/767834#Post767834

Now, onto my little offerings for this week. I hope you enjoy the browse!

http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2010/06/super-cute-sewing-tutorials.html cute little wallets

http://lotsofpinkhere.blogspot.com.au/2011/10/12-gifts-of-christmas-blog-hop.html a pretty sewing kit to make

http://sentimentalquilter.blogspot.com/2011/09/primitive-doll-bed.html primitive doll quilts

http://tanglewoodthreads.blogspot.com.au/p/shoreline-series.html some eye candy that will blow you away

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=7lfaSmDxVZQ you might have heard about this blind quilter.

http://hudsonsholidays.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/ribbon-spools-organize-trims-now.html a terrific little template for ribbon spools.

http://mypatchwork.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/heart-pincushion-tutorial/ hmmmm, I know, I just can’t help myself!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI22vN1xAcM&feature=plcp&context=C38bdbc7UDOEgsToPDskKk7gL2sPxpGR5cX_96jL6v THIS IS AWESOME. I know using capitals means you are shouting, but it’s worth the shout. In East London a “flower bomber” makes miracles appear in pot holes. Enjoy!

http://thewindandthesail.blogspot.com.au/2010/05/thimble-necklace-tutorial.html make your own little thimble necklace

Well folks, that’s it from me this week. I hope this newsletter finds you well and happy and getting some time to quilt. I’ll pop in again next week. Till then, keep those fingers busy!

Cheerio for no

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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