Quilting Newsletter


September 11 2012 Quilting Newsletter

Knock Knock, who’s there? It’s Judie B popping in to say hello and have a little catch up. It’s is a beautiful spring day here today, a bit of smoke smog is hanging in the air as the authorities do some planned burning off around the ridges, in preparation for the hot summer weather.

We live near a bushland area and we are happy to know that the undergrowth is being kept to a minimum. You might remember we had massive floods eighteen months ago, and last summer was a very wet one also, so there has been a huge build up of forest fuel over that time.

But, Spring here also brings lots and lots of quilt shows and I was very fortunate to attend one last Saturday with the lovely Sunshine Linus ladies from the coast. They hired a bus and travelled the hour or so to Brissy and I met them at the show. We had a ball – there was lots to see and do, and of course some vendors with lots of goodies to look over. The organisation was terrific and the food scrummy. I’ve elaborated on my blog – here’s the link if you’d like to see what went on: http://whenlifehandsyouscraps.blogspot.com.au/

Last Sunday I posted an article after a request from a reader. It covers the topic of how to prepare your quilt in readiness for commercial long arm quilting. Here’s the link: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art177914.asp

Lots of chat on the forum about present making for this xmas. Pop over and have your say. Here’s the link: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43

So, onto my little pressies for this week. Have fun with them:

http://craftygemini.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/zippered-box-pouch-tutorial.html we make a lot of these for our charity work.

http://mostinterestingblog.blogspot.com.au/2008/03/earth-at-night-amazing-pictures.html#!/2008/03/earth-at-night-amazing-pictures.html Not Quilting I know, but awesome pictures of our earth at night

http://www.design-seeds.com/ great color information at this site

http://blogs.babble.com/family-style/2011/11/21/curl-up-in-a-warm-slice-of-pizza/ positively out there, but I know many children out there would love one just like it! (The things that people come up with – honestly!!)

http://redgatestitchery.com/2012/03/tutorial-fun-embroidery-floss-bobbin-magnets/ the most colourful fridge magnets I’ve ever seen! Great for a gift idea.

http://www.themotherhuddle.com/tutorial-diy-ruffle-flip-flops-sandals/ bespoke flip flops to make

http://www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/valentine-day-crafts#slide-2 yep, some more – this time cookie cutter pincushions

http://thelittlestthistlecraftshop.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/foundation-paper-piecing-for-terrified_20.html here’s a simple foundation piecing tutorial for the most hesitant

http://themodernquiltguild.com/2012/02/19/100-days-week-of-prints-altering-print-fabrics-with-bleach/ all of a sudden your stash has doubled!

I do hope you have enjoyed the goodies I’ve found for you this week. I enjoy hearing from you too so if you’d like to be in touch here’s my email: quilting@bellaonline.com

So, until next week, stay well and safe and keep those fingers busy!
Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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