July 2 2014 Quilting Newsletter
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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