This is what I have been doing today. Making my Thank you gifts for the lovely staff at Spotlight South Morang. They really are the best when it comes to customer service, they always greet me with a smile and a wave. A sewing machine mat with pockets that is also a sewing machine cover when it is not in use.
I am using vintage sheets.
Some done and some started. I have not decided yet what to make for the non sewers yet.
This is the next Aussie Hero quilt well on the way. The request was for Western Bulldogs, cars and jets.Quilting is done, appliques are fixed and need to be sewn around, the blocks cut to size then the blocks will be framed in white.
This is the start of my next Aussie Hero quilt. I have two urgent ones do that need to be done quickly. The designs will be simple. This request is for surfing, Parramatta Eels and fighter planes. a mixture of applique and fabric markers will be used on this one.
These are the feature blocks so far for the quilt. Maps and emblems of the places she has lived in and a map of Australia. Plain blocks will be added as well.
Things are a bit slow at our house at the moment. Tilli has had a major operation on her leg and needs to be kept quiet so we have moved stuff around and our bedroom and bathroom are made so that she has nothing to jump on. She will be ok, it will take some time. We are spending a lot of quiet time with her in the bedroom.
This is the start of my next Aussie Hero quilt. The request was for a map of Australia showing Darwin, Townsville and Melbourne. This was a tablecloth cut up and sewn outlines on the animals, trees and buildings as well as the outline of the map and islands. Blue will be added to the background for the sea just underneath the white then the white will be cut away carefully leaving a tidy edge. This will be the centre of the quilt with other blocks added, I have not decided yet on what the other blocks will be, I will do some research first on the places that have been requested.
This is what I have been doing. Making labels for the Aussie Hero quilt.
Bargain buys from Spotlight. Paperless Legacy brand fusible web. The best way to use it is to use baking paper or parchment paper, this is a silicone covered paper. Do not use grease proof or freezer paper, they are wax coated. Draw your image you want to cut out directly on the paper, cut it a bit bigger and sandwich the fusible between the fabric it is going to be cut our of and the baking paper. Iron on, let cool then cut out and peel off the paper. Right now it is $4 per pack and usually it is $8.99. It is 38cm by 15"
Savers bargain, $3 for this roll of heavy weight fabric roll. It is 4 inches wide, perfect for the laundry bag tops.
This is a super bargain, Be Quick! Spotlight has this roll of batting for sale, Normal price is $349.99 and is at the moment $99 and with the Spotlight discount voucher, Spend $100 get $40 off it brings it down to $60. Ring around your Spotlight stores as they are running out fast. My total cost with the fusible came to $63 a total saving of $290.99.
A different kind of sewing today, My Grand niece needs a Super Hero costume for her school on Monday. It looks red in this camera but it is hot pink. purple lining in her cape, her two favourite colours. I will add the elastic waistband when she tries it on and turn up the legs and sleeves to fit.
I have to stitch the logos on the outfits and make the mask and head band, belt and boot tops.
This is the start of my next Aussie Hero quilt. These are using up large put together pieces of batting. All over quilting on these ready to cut to size as fillers. Favourite colours are blue and green.
The other part of the request is for Australiana and outdoors. This t towel fits the bill. This will be quilted all over following the design changing colours as needed.
This Aussie flag will also be quilted and added to the quilt.
This is the start of my next Aussie Hero quilt. A mixture of applique, fabric markers and fabric paint.
The blocks done so far are oversized to be cut to size later. The mountain scene is Glasshouse Mountains. To do the paintings I experimented on them first to see if it would work, Wash the fabric first, dry then add fabric medium 2 parts to 1 part acrylic paint. I then dried them with a heat gun, (much hotter than an iron or a hair dryer). washed them again, dried and then ironed and sewed them as a sandwich block.