I thought I might like to share with you how I make the labels for Aussie Hero Quilts.
I bought this book of transparency film from Savers and I had an idea, I made a template using the font, CutOutsFLF a free font, cut it out using a silhouette SD and a fabric marker and cotton fabric. I just have to run the marker over the letters, easy, quick and so much nicer than my own handwriting! Set the fabric marker using a hot iron for 4 minutes and you are done. I will be making a few of them and putting them into a tin ready to go for quilts in the future. I have 6 quilts ready to post on Monday and will be changing those labels tomorrow.
My daughter is on the way home after visiting us for a few days It was just wonderful. We managed to get some crafting done, this is what she made. Cat toys for her beautiful fur babies. this is the pattern she used.
and the feathers from this pattern.
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!
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.
My lovely friend Mel, this is her blog. http://thehouseonthesideofthehill.blogspot.com.au/
was wonderful and kindly took me there.
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
also on the right hand side of my blog you can get to it too.
Thank you to Libster for the lovely ride home.
These are the fabrics I am using for my next quilt project. The colours requested are purples and yellows with a silhouette of the ship.The ship will be going on the back of the quilt with the anchor fabric.
Making the blocks, they have a 4 1/2 inch square in the middle, purple or yellow.
Followed by 2 1/2 inch strips on each side and top and bottom in yellow or purple.
Cut and trimmed ready for the last row.
Final cut is trimming them off at an angle to give the blocks movement to 11 inches.
Look what I bought today in Savers Mill Park! Total cost was $16. Cord for the bags, binding for the quilts, I am thinking for the handkerchiefs, quilt block backs.
I could not believe it when I by chance turned around and saw this book! $3 I had this book many years ago and put it into savers 4 years ago and have been looking for a copy for maybe a year now. So happy! Total spent in Savers was $19 a really good day.
This is the next quilt I am working on. A request for tea, cats, floral, red and cream. I have prepared 8 blocks that I will quilt in between the patterns and each centre has a different applique on them. They will then be assembled as a quilt as you go method. on the left is the backing and will also be the binding, a cheaters panel. The cats and teapot fabrics were from Spotlight, the red and cheaters panel were donated fabrics.
This is the link to the tutorials.
How delightful is this! Hexie coasters.
You will find the tutorial and template here,
I will be doing these with my crafters for sure.