Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

The squares look black but they are navy blue.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tilli Helping.

 The layout by Tilli.
 Here she is!
The layout as I want it. Ready for sashing.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt.

Westcoast Eagles, Navy blue and gold. The middle block is a fabric transfer, the blue will be plain and the other gold blocks will be trapunto.

Invictus Games Laundry Bag.

 While this is not the front of my laundry bag it is I identical to one I did. I was asked to take part in a very special project. Making a bag for the Invictus Games. It is an honor and a privileged to do so. Keeping it quiet until now.
The back we could do anything we wanted with plenty of open spaces for them to have signatures to add. This is the back. I wish them well, and thank you for your service.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt And Laundry Bag.

 Aussie Hero quilt request finished.
The laundry bag top matches the binding on the laundry bag.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Love This Technique.

Two more blocks to do, I tried it with the blocks the other way as well before deciding on the blues on the edges and surrounding the middle block, this way it pops more. I will be using this technique again, it was so much fun.
I could not resist, I went to Spotlight and using my 40% off I bought some Tulip Fabric Crayons. I will give it a go and let you know how they turn out.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017

First Block done.

I used a chalk line to do the shape and after it was finished I wiped it off with a very lightly damp cloth. them I cut it to size.

Aussie Hero Quilt Choice This Week.

 This is my quilt choice for this week, Coat of Arms.
 This has been turned into a stencil and will be appliques.
This is the stencil I will be using for the plain blocks. I will be making them using the trapunto method I have been looking at trying out.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Aussie Hero Laundry Bag.

Aussie Hero laundry bag request.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Aussie Hero Laundry Bags.

This is the first of two bags for this week. I have a lot of stuff happening this week so I can only choose quick projects. This was for favourite colours, red blue and purple.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Laundry Bags.

 Today I made 3 laundry bag requests.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Different Kind Of Makes.

 Something different today,
 Before and after, Dining room chairs.
 Times 8.
Recovered chairs for my niece.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Trip To Preston.

 This is the reason I went to Preston in the first place. I buy the two pack of cards for $2 and split them up and make my card holders for the gift packs. They are changing, I like the 100% plastic cards as they are the most durable but they have changed them to the wipeable paper ones that are not so durable and have to look further afield to find them.
 Making labels and making card holders.
 They look very similar, the plastic one is the blue pack.
The thickness is different. The paper pack has the gold band running around it. I did a test and the paper cards can be ripped and creased.

Spotlight Gift Card Thank You.

Yesterday I went to Spotlight in Preston. This is what I bought. These fabrics were on special for $4.99 a metre, normally $19.99 a metre, I bought 2 metres of each, and this Legacy fuse under, normally $8.99 for $2 each. I used my Spotlight $50 voucher that I was recently gifted towards it. Thank you so much.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

I used red white and blue in the binding.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Ready to put it all together.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Quilt Continued.

This is the quilt so far. To make this two team quilt have a little more contrast I am quilting the other half of the quilt with straight lines.

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This is the start of my next Aussie Hero quilt. The request is for Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund. The colours are blue and white, and yellow and black, the backing is the mustaches fabric.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Aussie Hero Makes.

 This week I have been busy with individual laundry bags as well as a quilt and bag.
 The theme is all very similar, black with their crest,
 a touch of yellow

 quilt request 40s and 50s fashion, loves musicals and cinema and baking.
 laundry bag.
 all the bags have the same back.
 Aviation theme.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

Vintage fashion, 1940s ans 1950s, baking classical cinema and musicals. I have chosen to draw fashion plates as my blocks and paint them. This is two of them so far.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Savers Shopping.

Today I went to Savers in Greensborough and found these lovely 3D cards, total spend $12.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Aussie Heor Quilt Choice This Week.

Mixing it up this week, 6 laundry bags to go to the same place,(individual boxes though!) similar but different. all the same request, black with yellow or aviation and the 1SQN Crest. All the fronts of the bags will be 1 of the black and white combos, the back the aviation fabric, the tops will be the black and yellow tacos fabric. All the linings will be the same. This was chosen because of the lovely big puzzle books I have for their packages.
I do have a quilt this week too, more on that later.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Trauma Dolls.

Washed donated fabric has been ironed and cut to size for Trauma dolls. Using an erasable pen and traced around, this will be the sewing line then cut out turned out ready to be stuffed for the ACDA group to stuff. This is only part of the fabric that has been donated. More to do later on.

ACDA Meeting, Gifts, Buys, Bargains.

 Today I went to our cloth doll club, ACDA today and at lunch time I went out and found these bargains. $1 each, I bought 6 and my frind bought the others for the Aussie Hero packages. Thank you so very very much.
 The same was with these, I bought half of them and my friend bought the rest, also $1 each. These are bigger and weigh more so they will go into packages that request just a laundry bag.
 If that was not enough, The same friend also gave me this bag she had ordered for herself but was not the colour she wanted, Adorable! and these lemons from her house too. (I had just 1 job to do today that was to BUY some lemons), Because of this I was able to get the puzzle books. How lucky am I to have such good friends.
Another friend had this suitcase up for grabs, Yes please! Great for storage.
What an amazing day!