Sunday, October 4, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Request.

 This is the start of the next Aussie Hero quilt.
Rugby, maroon and guitars are the request for this quilt. Just having a play at this stage.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

This is the Special request quilt finished. Purple black and silver owls, girly brown and green turtles with pink and yellow bows. I just need to add the bows and it is ready.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

 Keeping the shapes simple and allowing the fabrics to tell the story.
I like how it is coming together. The reed stems are bias binding.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

This is a couple of the turtles in progress. My plan is to use as many of the donated fabrics as possible, see if you can spot yours! First I drew the pattern pieces on the interfacing, then sew it onto the fabric right sides up. I will be sewing on the outline adding an allowance on where the pieces overlap. Then I cut a slit in the interfacing to turn it right sides out. This will then leave the interfacing with the glue side on the outside. I then will using the lines on the shell stitch to give definition. layer the pieces together and hand stitch until it is one unit then machine applique into place on the quilt block. It is an extra step but it gives the same look as vleisofix at a much lower cost. This is the same way I did the owls. The branches, leaves and reeds will be drawn onto the interfacing and ironed on and cut out then appliqued directly onto the block as they do not have multiple layers to attach.

Dress Alterations.

Anyone who knows me know I wear my clothes until they literally fall apart. I bought a whole heap of clothes, all the same style when they were on special 12 years ago. Time to alter the last lot to wear. They had long sleeves until yesterday, the armholes have been finished but now I need to alter the shoulders. I will be cutting them apart and taking away 1 1/2 inches and then sewing them back together with a french seam to finish.

Aussie Hero quilt in Progress.

 This is the Aussie Hero quilt request I have started. The request is for , purple, black and silver owls, girly brown and green turtles with pink bows. An 8 block quilt as you go project with 4 owls and 4 turtle blocks.
 The owl blocks will have applique branches and leaves on them, all slightly different.
 The owls themselves have been hand appliqued layers and then finally machine appliqued to the block.
This is the turtle colouring page I have used to make a pattern with. They will be assembled in the same way as the owls then stitched onto the block. I will be adding reeds along both sides of the green, again all the blocks will be arranged slightly differently to give it more movement.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Quilt Blocks To Heal Violence.

There’s an epidemic sweeping our Nation at the moment and it’s killing woman and children in dramatic numbers. This year alone 62 woman have been killed in Australia in acts of violence against women. 62! These deaths are brutal and shocking and are not limited to adult woman, children are being killed as well. This month alone a woman was shot dead allegedly by her ex-partner in a Gold Coast McDonalds in front of other diners. It’s confronting and disgusting that this type of crime is on the rise while our State and Federal Governments are reducing funding to the organisations that try to help women flee these situations.


Block: Tic Tac Toe – it’s great for all skill levels (there’s no HSTs!) – click here to get the tutorial.
Colour Palette: Bright centre cross with low volume background fabrics.
What is Low Volume: White or cream with a grey/black/white print. See blocks on the hashtag #quiltblockstohealviolence for examples.
How Many Can You Make: As many as you would like.
Who Can Donate: Anyone!
Where Do I Send The Blocks: Quilt Blocks To Heal Violence, 7 Barton St, West Footscray, Victoria, Australia 3012.
Closing Date: Donations will be accepted until the end of October. Jackie is aiming to have them pieced, quilted and bound ready to be gifted before Christmas.