Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Making Labels.

I thought I might like to share with you how I make the labels for Aussie Hero Quilts.
I bought this book of transparency film from Savers and I had an idea, I made a template using the font, CutOutsFLF a free font, cut it out using a silhouette SD and a fabric marker and cotton fabric. I just have to run the marker over the letters, easy, quick and so much nicer than my own handwriting! Set the fabric marker using a hot iron for 4 minutes and you are done. I will be making a few of them and putting them into a tin ready to go for quilts in the future. I have 6 quilts ready to post on Monday and will be changing those labels tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

 Another Aussie Hero quilt finished. The theme, one word only, "Beach".
The back, Just need to put a label on it.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Cat Toys.

My daughter is on the way home after visiting us for a few days It was just wonderful. We managed to get some crafting done, this is what she made. Cat toys for her beautiful fur babies. this is the pattern she used.
http://juicy-bits.typepad.com/files/owl-ornament-1.pdf
and the feathers from this pattern.
http://www.marthastewart.com/264923/feather-cat-toy

Friday, July 25, 2014

Next Quilt Started.

 Our daughter has come down to visit us for a few days, Just wonderful! This is Meggie before the bed was made, Cute!
 This is the quilt I have started today. Each of the centre blocks are being tacked down before I take it off the table to quilt it.
The theme of the quilt is "Beach".

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

 Aussie Hero quilt finished.
This is the back, appliqued sporting motives. Green and gold.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress.

 This is the quilt I have started today. The theme is, Sports and travel.
 This is the back. I will be adding silhouettes of sporting figures. 
I bought something for myself on ebay, a recliner chair for $5. After sitting on a broken chair for 6 weeks I am excited to be able to sit comfortably.  It works fine, just a little worn, I will be dismantling it and recovering it in pure wool blanket fabric from my stash from Savers. All the parts will be a different colour and will be covered in applique. Plenty of pictures will be taken on how I am going to do it, Fingers crossed I can then put it back together and it works!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Ric-Rac News.

 For a short time only, for Australian Customers ONLY
 Jodie Carleton of Ric raC has these and more,
In her big cartel shop. Be quick as they won't last long.
This is the link.
http://ricrac.bigcartel.com/