August 24 2011 Quilting Newsletter
So, here we are, end of August and for us southern hemisphere dwellers, our spring is about to be sprung!! I’m looking forward to the warmer days and the lovely light that we get here at the onset of the warmer months.
I really can understand why our foremothers loved to spring clean at the beginning of spring. It certainly is a great time for renewal and refreshing your life. I’m in the process of making some serious decisions about changing the way I do things (quilty I mean). Haven’t got it all in cement yet, but I will reveal all once I’ve completed my “makeover”. Watch this space!
Last week I posted a book review on a book titled “Spectacular Rectangles”. It’s a marvellously inspiring book with great quilts to make. Here’s the link to that article for your interest: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art172832.asp
We’ve been having some fun on the forum. I posted a little “game” last week called Patchwork Alphabet Soup and it’s been a bit of a giggle. We’re up to P, so pop over there and add your contribution. Here’s the link: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/708297/2
Here’s my little selection of goodies for you this week. Enjoy!
http://kellyrachel.com/blog/2010/05/25/make-a-bag-sew-along-introduction/ lots of bag tutorials – a fantastic site
http://craftygemini.blogspot.com/2010/04/laptop-cover-tutorial-giveaway.html a lap top cover tutorial
http://www.shivayanaturals.com/2010/03/putting-everything-in-its-place.html a passenger seat organiser – probably the best thing after a wife!@!
http://speckless.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/tutorial-overly-easy%C2%A0pincushion/ yep, another one!!
http://sew4home.com/projects/table-linens/738-noel-home-classic-chair-back-covers make some lovely chair back covers
http://justsomethingimade.com/2010/12/animal-sewing-cards-free-pdf-we-love-color-giveaway/ a lovely craft to play with the kids
http://mythreesonsknit.blogspot.com/2009/12/bookmark-tutorial-and-one-more-project.html gorgeous idea for a gift for teacher
Well, that’s all I’ve got for you this week. Hope you have lots of good quilty things to do in the next week, and you get the time to do it!!
Cheerio for now, and take care
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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