August 7 2012 Quilting Newsletter
In the country, rat poison is used frequently, and having only just moved to this home, they were unaware that there might have been any lying about. Well, trust a lab to sniff it out. Jokes aside, they were very lucky to have received treatment early, and he’s on the mend.
That’s the reason I’m here. I am chief puppy sitter! I’m really enjoying the country. There really is nothing like the quietness and the freshness of the countryside. I’ve bought my sewing machine and am madly quilting a quilt I’ve had sitting at home for some time, never having the chance to get to it during my “normal” week. (Whatever is normal these days?). A few walks in between, and it’s very relaxing too!
As you’ve guessed, I’ve nutted out the computer issue I had last time, and am able to get this newsletter to you on time!! Yeah!!
Last Sunday I posted an article on a great DVD I received to review titled “Give and Take Appliqué”. I really enjoyed this DVD, and the presenters are a hoot. Very natural gals, with a bit of a laugh here and there. I really recommend this DVD to anyone who is looking for an easy to do, and fabric saving technique. Here’s the link to that article: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art177471.asp
Well, with a bit of spare time on my hands, I’ve been hanging five (fingers) on my computer keyboard and have found the following goodies for you. Have fun dude!!
http://www.jmddesigns.co.nz/tutorials/dresden_plate.htm a recut Dresden plate pattern
http://www.snugglesquilts.com/index.php?cID=283 here’s some simple tips on machine quilting
http://www.everythingin3s.com/2011/01/21/rule-of-three-and-odd-numbers/ you might find this little bit of design theory very helpful. Remember the rule can be applied to quilting also.
http://www.fleetingthing.com/handmade/baby-gifts/the-mila-baby-shoe-tutorial/&2_10_12 yes, I do have a baby shoe fetish
http://www.craftycrafty.tv/2011/12/crafty_buy_unravelling_knitted.html not quilting but awesome.......(click on the video and watch an amazing calendar).
http://www.noodle-head.com/2010/06/bicycle-bucket-tutorial.html a cycle bucket
http://mommyforreals.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/sunnis-block-for-stash-bee.html a pretty appliqué pattern
http://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/2012/02/striped-shower-curtain-tutorial.html I’ve always wanted a unique one of kind shower curtain – here’s how
http://www.ctpubblog.com/2012/02/08/meet-allie-aller/ a very interesting interview with a crazy patchworker
I might have gone over the top on the goodies this week. Ooops! Must away, the washing is done, and it’s time for our morning ramble through the fields. Take care everyone, try and find some time for quilting during your week, and I’ll be back again next week.
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
One of hundreds of sites at BellaOnline.com
Unsubscribe from the Quilting Newsletter
Online Newsletter Archive for Quilting Site
Master List of BellaOnline Newsletters