It has enough room to go round 3 sides, Just right! It has a dark blue pleather (plastic fake leather) topping. Easy to clean. To put the top on it I pulled and held it taught using bulldog clips and then on the underside used carpet tacks.
This is what I have been doing for the past 2 days. Quilt tops made so far.
These are blocks sent to me to be put into a quilt top along with my orange and blue fabrics added.
This is my table in the middle of my sewing room. I am making today a removeable top piece the size needed for a quilt for Aussie Heroes. The blue tape is the table centered.
Yesterday at Bunnings I had 4 pieces of 12 mm plywood cut to size. they were on special at $5 per piece instead of $20 each. For them to cut the wood to size cost only $1. The surface top will be covered with lino. and the edges will be covered with tape. The whole thing will be 80cms by 48cms. It will be much more comforable to do the quilts on.
This is Tilli this morning, It is a shame she does not like a blanket because I think she is feeling a little bit cold, so tightly curled up.
Meggie is on our bed.
At Savers yesterday I picked up 2 packets of 4 plastic table mats for $2 each.
This is what I bought them for, and it works! Template plastic for quilting pieces. I have made one set and the Crafternooner ladies will be tracing them from my original pieces and cutting out a set for themselves and will keep them in a zip lock bag. I am looking forward to it. This makes a set of templates for 25 cents.
This is the fabric I will be using for the Aussie Hero quilt I am making at the moment. The backing is the blue and the orange is for the binding.
This is the quilt top so far. The blocks are from Aussie Heroes that were sent in and then sent to me to be squared up and assembled and turned into a quilt. The rest of the fabric is from my stash.
This is what my darling husband has bought for me for my birthday, a wonderful quilters sewing machine, Janome DC6030 I am so very very happy!
I am so looking forward to finding out the features that it has.
All the details on this wonderful machine can be found here.
No sewing yesterday, I re did my sewing room again, This time to add a long fold up table to give us another surface to sew and cut on without compromising space, Not easy! Plenty of bruises on my legs with all the lifting pulling and pushing. This is the view from the doorway.
The only thing not moved was Tilli and Megs bed.
I forgot to give you the link to the Quilt as you go tutorial I followed to add the blocks together. this is it.
This is the special request Aussie Hero quilt I am working on at the moment. I am working on it as a quilt as you go blocks adding as you go borders at the same time.
The request was for red white and blue with Aussie animals. The block in the middle is showing you the back.There will be 7 rows in total.
Shiny Happy World has given us a free pattern for a polar fleece bear for charitable uses, so very very cute!
this is the link.
She has some really delightful patterns for polar fleece softies and quilts. I love them!