Friday, July 25, 2014

Next Quilt Started.

 Our daughter has come down to visit us for a few days, Just wonderful! This is Meggie before the bed was made, Cute!
 This is the quilt I have started today. Each of the centre blocks are being tacked down before I take it off the table to quilt it.
The theme of the quilt is "Beach".

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

 Aussie Hero quilt finished.
This is the back, appliqued sporting motives. Green and gold.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress.

 This is the quilt I have started today. The theme is, Sports and travel.
 This is the back. I will be adding silhouettes of sporting figures. 
I bought something for myself on ebay, a recliner chair for $5. After sitting on a broken chair for 6 weeks I am excited to be able to sit comfortably.  It works fine, just a little worn, I will be dismantling it and recovering it in pure wool blanket fabric from my stash from Savers. All the parts will be a different colour and will be covered in applique. Plenty of pictures will be taken on how I am going to do it, Fingers crossed I can then put it back together and it works!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Ric-Rac News.

 For a short time only, for Australian Customers ONLY
 Jodie Carleton of Ric raC has these and more,
In her big cartel shop. Be quick as they won't last long.
This is the link.
http://ricrac.bigcartel.com/

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

 This quilt I started on Friday, and finished this morning. The request was simple, Manly Sea Eagles NRL Team. So I googled it and came up with this. I sewed strips of burgandy and white and made my own applique using the fabric markers and sewed it on. Just to give it another little bit of colour I added blue and white and red and blue binding.
 This is the back, Need to add the label then it is done.  The quilting is a simple brick effect. I drew lines on the quilt using a Frixion erasable pen, then after it was sewn, when I ironed it the pen disappeared.
A close up of the applique.I used red and black fabric markers and for the shading I used a laundry marker pen.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Aussie Hero Stuff.


 My lovely friend Mel, this is her blog.  http://thehouseonthesideofthehill.blogspot.com.au/
was wonderful and kindly took me there.
 http://notyq.blogspot.com.au/
This is the place I was at this afternoon/evening for the wonderful presentation and guest speaker Jan-Maree all the way from Sydney the founder and brilliant organizer of Aussie Heroes Quilts and laundry bags. A wonderful and thoroughly engaging speaker whose passion shone through, I do believe she has now got more people to follow and make for her after this. It was just wonderful to meet her in person. 
This is the link
http://aussieheroquilts.blogspot.com.au/
also on the right hand side of my blog you can get to it too.
Thank you to Libster for the lovely ride home. 





Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

 This is the layout of my quilt blocks prior to sewing together and show the true colours of the quilt.
 The lighting is not good, but here it is finished.
I have added a silhouette of the ship and the label, but this is the back.
All set up for tomorrow.