82 laundry bags, 40 quilts, 64 items for the Angels for the Forgotten charity, including hand made gift bags of colouring books, rulers, sharpeners, crayons, pencils and 40 drawstring bags. 36 Super hero capes and accessories and half a dozen soft plush toys. I am very happy with what I have achieved this year. On top of that I have made for myself and for gifts 100 Christmas tree decorations, 50 Christmas tree decoration kits, 50 pin cushions to give to the people who serve me in Spotlight and Savers. Also I have re covered 4 swivel chairs and made a quilting table.
I am very happy with what I have achieved this year.
This is the next quilt I have been working on over the weekend.
The recipient has asked for red, green, purple, beach and rainbow.
The fabrics have been cut, stacked, cut and re sewn together and trimmed.
Sashings and corner stones cut and ready to put together. 2 1/2 inches for the front ones and 1 inch for the backs. I have just seen I have forgotten to make the corner stones for the back sashings. I will be making those then putting them altogether.
This is the back of the quilt. Polka dots, batiks and Hawaiian fabrics remind me of beach wear.
This is the front of the quilt. all the brights in her favourite colours.
I will be assembling them into 7 rows of 4 blocks.
Good news stuff. My good friend Jodie Carleton has some new patterns out now, on sale too. You will in the newsletter get a code word for the PDF patterns with 30% off. Do hurry as this is only valid until 3rd of December. If you go to her blog, http://vintagericrac.blogspot.com.au/
and sign up for her newsletter, there is a lovely Christmas present in it to make.
I am showing you some of the delightful patterns she has there.
Divine. I could not resist and I have ordered the Mr Right the frog and
Owl, penguin and duck. this is the direct link to her on line shop. http://ricrac.bigcartel.com/
I cannot wait to start making these beauties!
Savers did not disappoint! Inspirational book marks, 65 of them for $5.00! They are all the same. They had other packets there with things like Grandma, sister etc not suitable for my use. These will go into the Aussie Hero drawer to be included in their care package. Love, love LOVE these stencils! Australian animal stencils. They are brand new, the store label was Toyworld at $14.95 I got them for $4.00. I can use them in 2 ways. straight forward stencils using fabric markers, or pencil them onto fabric for placement and use the pieces for applique. Probably more if I want to think about it!
The Snowman Advent calender is finished, I just have to re make the baby snowman feet cos Meggie walked off with them! The pattern said to use snaps to attach them onto the picture but I used velcro as I think it would be easier for kids to put them on. Overall it was great fun to do and will be a gift for my niece.
I have discovered that the main body of the pincushion is 6 1/2 inches wide, the width of my ruler, so that was easy! and I have created a lip on the 2 1/2inch wide measurement to make it easier to butt up against the fabric by using a couple of layers of double sided tape. This is a good way of using up small precious pieces of fabric. The filling is polyester fiberfill from washed second hand pillows that were not suitable for toy filling because it was too coarse and firm but great for these. This is what I will be making during the day and in the evening stuffing them.
I will be starting on the next Aussie Hero quilt on Monday.
Do you have a secret wish list? I do! Well I did, There was only one item on that list. this was it, a treadle was my dream and it has come true! Look at this wonderful machine, I have always coveted one of these.
My best friend has made this not so secret dream come true, I am looking forward to restoring it to use. How lucky am I!
I cannot help myself, I have gone to Savers again, and for $3 look what I found! All these delightful cloth badges, from places in Australia.
I am thinking of putting them into signature blocks on a quilt. A good idea do you think?