Sunday, May 31, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

This is for a very specific quilt request, Anzac, Centenary.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Kitties And Quilts.

 This is the quilt so far. All the poppies will have buttons for the middle of the flower. Meggie as soon as I put it on the carpet promptly sat on it. So cute!
Tilli just waking up from her nap.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress.

 This is a new quilt I have started today. This request cam in last night and an Anzac quilt was requested. I like doing the quilt in blocks. For the first time I have a plan instead of winging it.
This is my plan. I don't normally draw anything out but this time all the blocks will be linked into one picture.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

 A huge list of requests for this one, Essendon, blue/white/red, green/gold, Favourite travel place Norway, Liverpool FC, Orlando Magic basketball and planes.
 This is the lovely planes fabric sent to me by the lovely Pam.
A close up of the fabric.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Aussie Hero quilt Continued.

All the blocks are sewn together, binding has been cut, Just waiting for the backing to arrive in the post to finish it.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress.

This is the quilt so far. All the blocks are cut to size, they will have a narrow 1 inch black binding on the front to join them all together, the white block in the middle will have the words for the footy blocks and the block on the lower left hand side will have the words for Orlando Magic or basketball sayings. I have to look them up first. The binding will be black too.

Cats And Quilt.

 Thi sis the next quilt for Aussie Heroes in progress. They will be in blocks, 3 across and 5 down. the finished size of each block is 14 inches square. A big wish list for this one! Red black for Essendon, blue/white/red, green/gold, Liverpool FC, Basketball, Orlando Magic, Favourite place, Norway and aeroplanes!
This is the fabric that is being sent to me for the quilt backing, Aeroplanes! All his requests will be in his quilt.

Gingermelon Dolls.
Gingermelon Dolls is having a pattern giveaway to celebrate her newest dolls, They are just so cute!
Click on the link to find out how.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Non Slip Foot Pedal.

I will be making a ton of these over the weekend for our Christmas in July gifts for our cloth doll club. This is our major fund raising for the year for the charity we have chosen, which I have for the moment forgotten what one it is! Not a problem though, all charities need help!
This is the link to make your own.
I will be using Christmas fabric I bought from Savers ages ago to make my own binding too.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished. The request was for blue and green, cruiser style motorbikes and West Coast Eagles. I added red binding to bring in the red on the quilt.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress.

 2 rows sewn together.
 3 rows sewn together.
Footy block to go into the centre of the next row.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress.

 This is a quilt that will have several techniques in it. Free motion curves using this tutorial.
Then once I have made the blocks I will be using this technique.
This quilt request is for favourite colours blue and green, favourite themes, West Coat Eagles and Victory motorcycle.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Quilt And Laundry Bag.

 This is the scrappy quilt finished. The binding I used the same fabric as the laundry bag. This is a special request of yellows and brights.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

One Lovely Blog Award.

The other day I received an email from Christine of MacDonald's Patch has nominated me for a One Lovely Blog Award. The purpose of this award is for bloggers to nominate fellow, mostly newer, bloggers that they wish to recognise. The goal is to bring attention to blogs that we think are "lovely" and enjoy reading. We hope others will enjoy reading these blogs also.
 In order to accept the award, the nominated blogger must
Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post.
Share seven facts about yourself.
Nominate 10 other bloggers for the award.
Thanks Christine for nominating me,

1. I started blogging to keep in touch with my family and friends, I am terrible at writing letters and phone calls, my blog lets them know that I am ok and still alive!

2. I am married to a wonderful man who has always supported me in my quests, He is my hero and we met at a party in the nurses quarters when I was 15 and moved in with him soon after. We have been together ever since.

3. I am the eldest of 3 children.

4. I have 3 children.

5. I love cats!

6. All things charity.

7. I am absolutely useless in the kitchen, I cannot cook at all.
I nominate the following blogs that I like to read.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Scrappy quilt top almost finished. Length is right just a tad too wide so I will have to trim it down. Next I will add the backing and a simple stitch in the ditch to hold it all together and a binding in black to frame it with.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

Another Aussie Hero quilt started. This one is totally scrappy quilt as you go just batting and fabric top. This will be made into one piece and the back will be one piece.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished. The request was for purple and lime.

Sewing Room.

This is my sewing space re configured to have some more sewing space. Yesterday at Spotlight using my $40 voucher I bought a sewing machine table.  This had been reduced to $99 from $149 and I bought some fabric as well. so the table actually cost me $60 a great saving. Since I don't close the door anyway I moved the large table out further to put in the sewing machine table.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Project.

 This is my next Aussie Hero quilt in progress. The request for this one is purple and lime.
This is another quilt as you go technique using this tutorial.
My blocks are going to be 14 inches finished size. The backs are all purple.
3 rows across and 5 rows down. The bobbin colour thread is green and the top thread is purple.
I chose the colours by searching for a colour theme.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Cakes And Quilts.

 Mothers Day yesterday. Two lovely chocolate cakes.
 Aussie Hero quilt finished. It is not purple but navy blue, for some reason it does not show the colours correctly.
 Double sided. This quilt request is for a grand son, planes and military.
I got a lovely present of a white board with magnets for my sewing room. How lovely. Now I don't have to tape my notices on the door.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Aussie Hero Blocks.

This is what I gave made this morning. 5 blocks for an Aussie Hero quilt to be passed onto the person making this quilt. 3 pigs, 1 horse and 1 cow block. I made silhouettes and appliqued onto white fabric, words are fabric markers.
Wishing everyone a very happy Mothers Day. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Fab, Fab, Fabric!

 I have no doubt in my mind that I am the luckiest person in the world. I have today received a couple of fabric parcels in the post today. The top picture is from Jodie Carleton. I have thanked her via e-mail and I think they would make for some fabulous quilts.
This parcel from Mae McPhee is an Aussie Hero supporter and does not have a computer and I have written a thank you letter and card and will be sending that to her via snail mail. I feel very blessed to have friends and be part of this very special community that helps support me in what I do. Thank you, both of you from the bottom of my heart.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress.

 My batting arrived this morning so I am in full swing. This is another quilt as you go. The colours are not showing up correctly, the background to the appliqued planes is navy and white.
This is the other side of the blocks. The backgound is the same colour as the planes on the front.
This request is for a 7 year old grand child and the theme planes and military. I have made 4 simple plane outlines  2 of each plane in all different colours.

Monday, May 4, 2015

1st Prize.

My friend on the left and her dog won 1st prize in their outfits. Congratulations!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Laundry Bag.

Laundry bag to go with the quilt.

Aussie Hero Qilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished. This request was for pink, purple, babushka dolls, sewing and Melbourne Demons.I used all left over batting in large blocks in a quilt as you go technique.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress Continued.

All the blocks have been assembled. The next thing to do is assemble in rows then put the two rows together and bind the edges.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Still working on the quilt blocks, this time the Melbourne Demons block. The whole thing was getting a bit too busy so I have decided to make it simpler, I have made a top instead. 5 blocks in total, all appliqued with gold thread on the arm and neck band.