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July 2 2014 Quilting Newsletter

Hi one and all, it’s a beautiful sunny morning here in Brisbane, a bit chilly but the sun is shining which means if you can find a spot in the garden out of the wind, you can warm up beautifully!

I’ve had an interesting week – I was fishing through my craft cupboard and came across a quilt I’d started last year some time. It’s a needle turned appliqué quilt using a “recessed appliqué” technique. I had completely forgotten that I had tucked it away, so it was a pleasant surprise. I didn’t realise I had worked my way through just about half of the appliqué and soon I’ll be designing the centre piece.

I don’t plan my quilts as such, they’re a little serendipitous, and happen as I’m going along. I wouldn’t recommend this to any quilter because I create more problems that it’s worth, but as they say in quiltland, Quilters are the best problem solvers!

So I’ve had the blocks out on my sewing table and am working on it again. Luckily our 2015 theme for the Queensland Quilters Show is “blue and white or red and white”, so I’m hoping to finish it in time for the show in October 2015!

Last week I posted an article about Quilting and taking regular breaks from quilting for your health’s sake, as I’m suffering a little this winter from too much knitting. Here’s the link for your interest: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183593.asp

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Lots of interesting goodies for you this week, hope you find something that interests you. Have fun!

http://www.instructables.com/id/Collapsible-Bucket/ a simply fabulous idea for workshops

http://www.downgrapevinelane.com/2013/05/tutorial-love-without-reason-embroidery.html a delightful embroidery pattern to hang in your home

http://www.sewcando.com/2012/09/my-en-vogue-travel-set-tutorial.html a gorgeous travel set to make

http://www.craftpassion.com/2014/04/tablet-carrier-bag.html/2 A simple tablet carrier bag

http://mmmcrafts.blogspot.com.au/2008/07/drum-roll-pleasemolly-monkey-pattern.html Molly Monkey – so cute.

http://thecraftymummy.com/2013/03/how-to-blanket-stitch-an-applique/ blanket stitch and appliqué go together like birds of a feather!

http://exuberantcolor.blogspot.com.au/p/quilts-pieced-with-uneven-width-strips.html some gorgeous quilt eye candy for you

http://www.patchworkposse.com/2014/02/disappearing-16-patch-quilt-block-tutorial/ disappearing 16 patch block tutorial

http://www.allfreesewing.com/Miscellaneous-Projects/Five-Point-Pincushion looks hard, but says it’s an easy pincushion to make

http://www.genxquilters.com/2013/10/scrappy-but-classy-block-tutorial.html very classy block

http://www.dontcallmebetsy.com/2012/08/double-flip-hsts-tutorial.html a double flip half square triangle tutorial – wonderful

That’s all from me this week folks. I do hope you are finding some time to get a little quilting done. Take care, stay well and I’ll pop in again next week.

Till then, cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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