This is the Aussie Hero quilt so far. Totally scrappy and blue and white. The trick here is to make it longer and wider than needed then trim to the correct size afterwards. A really lovely thing happened yesterday when I was in Spotlight South Morang, a lady came up to me to ask about quilting stuff and we got chatting. 4 years ago when we had the big bush fires here in Melbourne I answered a call out for crafting supplies for those who had lost everything and I donated a car full of boxes of stuff including sewing machines, scissors, knitting kits etc. Well this lady was a recipient of some of my things. How amazing is that! I told her all about Aussie Heroes, about how it started and what we can do to help. She is going to look it up and share it with their sewing group. Lovely Stuff!
I also went to a garage sale to look for doona covers for the laundry bags and when I told her what I was going to do with them she donated a set. A lovely thing indeed. I take my album of what I have made this year with me everywhere along with the card so that they can take down the details for themselves. You never know who you are going to bump into.
This morning has been all about the little details for the Aussie Hero stuff. I realised I was down to my last card so I have been busy cutting and folding the cards re writing labels and things and filling up my Aussie Hero folder. I have cut and pasted all the crossword and word search puzzles to the front of the cards (with answers on the back). put in my details and a little blurb about myself and my thanks to the recipient inside each card. Made my own Aussie Hero quilt labels. So they are now all ready for each recipient.