Tuesday, September 16, 2014


 Chair is finished.
 Tilli likes it!
Aussie Hero quilt finished.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress.

This is what I have started today, an Aussie Hero quilt using Spotlight fabrics. This is the tutorial I have used.
This will have a coloured border all around and on the back an Aussie flag.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Chairs Continued.

 This is the chair seat finished.
The rest of the chair has been spray painted with Indian Red spray paint and is drying.

Friday, September 12, 2014

All About Chairs.

 All about chairs at the moment in my house. This is the before picture, a chair for my sewing room from Savers for $5.
 Tilli yesterday in the sewing room.
 Chair being taken apart.
 Chair back finished. The owls have been appliqued on the top and blanket stitched on and the segments sewn with black thread to make them pop.
 All the fabrics were from Spotlight. My daughter chose them. The owls have been fussy cut from furnishing fabric, the fabrics are all cotton. The egg blue is curtaining fabric, so is the one with the stripes. the green with white dots and the one with two tone fabric were from the quilting section. Both  the seat and the back rest will be made in the same way. My daughter loves owls.
 My chair is still evolving. The flower buttons are recovered large buttons with knitted petals.
This is the back so far, I need to get more tacks to add the decorative buttons on the back. These were made using teddy bear wooden discs covered with fabric.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Spotlight Competition.

I just had a lovely thought. Spotlight has a competition running at the moment. Saturday 4th October I was thinking that what a wonderful way to spread the word about Aussie Heroes if all of us quilters made an Aussie Hero quilt and entered. Great advertising!

Friday, September 5, 2014


I was browsing on the internet for ideas and inspiration when I saw this I could not resist! I love it! When it arrives I will be making this one for my chair.

Scissor Holder.

 Using the fabric for the terracotta pot scissor holder, a polystyrene cup, marker pen, thread and needle. I first cut my cup into parts.
 made fabric templates adding seam allowances.
 the front part of the pot with a turn over lip.
 Half of the bottom piece stitched on.
 This is the other half ready to sew.
 Sew up the side of the pot.
 The bottom sewn closed.
 Slide the polystyrene pot into place and ladder stitch the top closed.
 Pin into place and ladder stitch on. There are no raw edges on the outside or the inside as they are all enclosed.
Add your scissors.