Quilting Newsletter


June 4 2013 Quilting Newsletter

Good day everyone, another week has whizzed by and it’s time for my newsletter to you. I’ve had a busy week catching up with my crafting friends and getting some sewing done. We’ve had some overcast days lately, which are ideal for bunkering down in my sewing room and working over a hot sewing machine!

I have another easy Quilters Quickie recipe for you. This one I’ve been making for years, and made some up last weekend for a dinner party (I was the canapés). They’re called Savoury Puffs and only use five ingredients.

Here’s how: 2 boiled eggs, cut up; 3 slices of ham off the bone cut up; 3 shallots chopped up; 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise; and sheets of puff pastry. Mix the eggs, ham and shallots with the mayo. Cut the pastry sheet into nine squares. Place a little of the mixture on each square and fold over, using a fork to stick together. Pop in a hot oven for about 15 mins. Yummy!! This is very quick to put together and creates a meal in minutes!

I’ve been slowly getting some articles written for the How To Series I’ve started and last week I posted an article explaining the handful of formulas that I use when quilting. Here’s the link to that article: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180660.asp

We’ve had a request from a regular reader for a simple scrappy quilt to make with a grandchild. Pop over to the forum and offer your suggestions: here’s the link: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/823999/Quilt_Pattern_for_a_child_to_m#Post823999

I’ve got some interesting bits n pieces for you this week. Pour yourself a cuppa and enjoy the browse:

http://www.stitchedincolor.com/2012/07/tutorial-gemstone-blocks.html?spref=bl Another stash buster block tutorial

http://www.craftycupboard.net/2010/12/handmade-2doorway-puppet-theatre.html a puppet theatre that’s easy to make

http://www.buzzfeed.com/alannaokun/yarn-bombing-rocks yarn bombing like you’ve never seen before

http://shwinandshwin.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/forget-me-knot-shoes-free-pdf-pattern.html aren’t these the cutest?

http://bustleandsew.com/tutorials/free-liberty-patchwork-pup-tutorial/ doesn’t matter if you don’t have liberty fabrics, any scraps will make a gorgeous softie

http://ellisonlane.blogspot.com.au/2011/05/scrappy-pincushion-tutorial-lapel-stick.html a pretty mosaic pincushion

http://enpundit.com/pencil-crayons-displayed-as-art/ this ticks all my color fetish boxes!!!

http://debraspincicdesignstudio.blogspot.com.au/p/sewing-crazy-quilt.html some crazy quilting eye candy for you

Well, that’s all I’ve got for you this week. Stay well and happy and keep those fingers busy, busy, busy.
Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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