Thursday, May 25, 2017

Quilt Continued.


All the blocks have been sewn, now to put it all together.
Spotlight shopping. 50 metres of cotton fabrics for the quilt backs at $2 a metre. Using the Spotlight  $40 off voucher when you spend $100 it came to $60. Original price of fabric was $6 a metre and it would come to $300, total real life saving, $240.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This is the layout of the next Aussie Hero quilt. The request is for red white and blue, Melbourne Victory, Western Bulldogs and Tottenham Hotspur. The pictures are for reference for the teams uniforms. The tops will be applique and the logos, T shirt transfers. In between the rows will be solid red, blue, red squares on row 2, then on row 4 it will be solid squares of blue, red, blue.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Laundry Bag.

Laundry bag to go with the quilt.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

The quilt is finished, this morning I will be making the laundry bag to go with it then posting it off.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

This is the layout of my next Aussie Hero quilt. The blue blacks have been quilted and the other blocks are ready to make.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This is the start of my next Aussie Hero quilt. The pictures on the left will be turned into appliques. The picture on the right is a T shirt fabric photo transfer. the other blocks will be blues.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Batting Donation Cut.

The batting has been cut ready to be used for Aussie Hero quilts. Enough for 11 quilts plus a couple of other blocks. This is including all the left over pieces pieces together. Thank you so much Eva.

Shopping And Donations.


 Yesterday I went to our cloth doll club (ACDA) and one of the fabulous ladies there  (Eva) gave me this lovely bag of cotton batting. I have put a pen on the top for scale. Thank you so much Eva, Many many quilts for Aussie Heroes will come from this.
Spotlight shopping. Making the most of the $40 Spotlight voucher. The patterned fabric was $2 a metre, I am thinking of quilt backings and laundry bag linings for this, and female pillowcases. The plain cotton fabric was also on special and for the footy/rugby quilts I bought 2 metres of each. Amount saved was $95.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

 This is the front.
This is the back.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This is a very simple request quilt this time. Maroons, colours Maroon and gold. The sashings on this one will be gold.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Quilt And Laundry Bag.

 Aussie Hero quilt finished.
Laundry bag to go with it.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Half Way There.

This is the quilt so far. Different shades of yellow and blocks with black. Half of the blocks have been quilted so far.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

Black and yellow with the squadron crest is the request for this one.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Pillow Case

Today I have made a pillow case for the first time. French seams so no raw edges, using this tutorial.
https://www.seasonedhomemaker.com/pillowcase-tutorial-burrito-style/
I have a game I play, every time I do something or go somewhere for the first time even travel down a street for the first time I make a wish. It is not only a fun idea, but it makes for a great memory keeper. Pinch Punch first day of the month is another game I play.
I will be adding pillowcases with all the quilts from now on.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Double Rainbow.

I saw this when I got up this morning. A double rainbow.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

This quilt request is for bookshelf books, tea and tea pots, favourite colours are brown, orange, olive green and blue.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Nest Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

Bookcase books is one of the requests in this next quilt. This is one of the blocks ready to turn it into a quilt as you go block. I will be making 5 of these.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Dog Bed.

 Tonight and over the weekend I will be pet sitting for 2 dogs and 2 cats, Lovely!
 One of the dogs is a visitor so I had to make a bed in a hurry, Tilli is very fond of it and stayed sitting on it the whole time I was making it.
Not bad for a half hour in a hurry make.

Making Cards.

This morning it has been all about making cards. Gathering up all the materials I have bought over the last couple of weeks I have made 50 cards complete and prepared the makings for 100 more. This should do me for a while.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt request finished.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

All the blocks are now ready to put together.

Making Cards.

 Hand made card.
I am down to my last 4 blank cards because of the last lot of postings, I have been looking in the op shops but none available as yet so I am going to make my own. Beautiful textured card stock from K Mart $12 for a pack of 40 pages, these lovely mini Australian calendars for 50c each from my local newsagent. Each piece of card stock makes 2 cards so the total cost of each card is about 17c each. Great value!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Spotlight Shopping.

For me it is normal practice to take a look in Spotlight after being at the post office.This is what I found today, Beautiful variegated threads at $3 each instead of $10 each. They really make a plain quilted background pop.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This is the layout of my next Aussie Hero quilt. A medical one. The request is for blood, bones, red cross and medical equipment and simple. The blocks include, hand painted, stencil applique and fabric transfer.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Last Lot For This Posting.

 More laundry bags.
Total for this posting, another 28 laundry bags. Total bags made 56.

Friday, April 14, 2017

More Laundry Bags.

 Box 8
Box 9 Just 10 more bags to go for this lot of posting.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

More Laundry Bags

 2 more boxes of 3 bags made this morning.

More Laundry Bags With Meggie.

 More laundry bags for posting next week. Meggie is helping.
 Box 2.
Box 3.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spotlight Shopping.

I went to Spotlight to look for more masculine fabric if they were on special. They have in my Spotlight store  (South Morang) a selection of fabrics reduced from $6 a metre and $10 a metre with an extra 30% off at the checkout.
One of the fabrics was reduced to $2 a which made it at $1.40 a metre, I bought the lot, 10 metres of it. Perfect for the laundry bag linings. The rest I bought 2 metres each at $4.20 a metre. Great value.
To give it perspective, Each laundry bag uses 2 metres of fabric with enough left over to make 1 quilt block.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

More Laundry Bags.

 Boxes of 3 laundry bags.
 More.
More.

ACDA Christmas In July Raffle Prize.

This is my donation to the Christmas in July meeting for ACDA. Worth over $100.

Making Goodie Packs.

 No sewing this afternoon, I have been busy making the goodie bags to go with each laundry bag.
Each pack contains a card with a letter of thanks, Temporary tattoos of the Australian flag, popcorn, pen and emery board, lollies and a Tim Tam and a Cake in a cup mix.
 Having made a box up I discovered it was going to be over 2 kilos so I am packing them into boxes of 3.
Also in the box is a large crossword book and the 3 cups and plastic forks in the side and inside each laundry bag is an Australian Eucalyptus air freshener. A full box that weighs just a little less than 2 kilos.
A good afternoons work that will make the boxing up a breeze.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Laundry Bags.

 Box 2 of 7
 Box 3 of 7
Box 4 of 7