This is the start of my next Aussie Hero quilt. Request is for Babushka dolls, sewing and Melbourne Demons. This will be quilt as you go blocks and hand applique stuff. I am down to my last batting scraps.
Look at this Yummy fabric that I received in the post today, So good to have friends that want to take part and give back. I have thanked the sender privately and want to acknowledge them publicly. Thank you so much indeed.
Today is my Birthday and look at this wonderful cake! My lovely niece made it for me, it is an almond cake with fondant buttons and accessories and butter cream. How lucky am I!
The details are fantastic! All I will be saying all day is WOW!
Yesterday I was at the AQC talking about Aussie Heroes and I loved it.
I took a quick mini break away to take a look at Frankie and Dee, Jodie Carletons' newest creation and to my surprise she has already made them into a pattern. I am estatic and bought one. Now to find the time to make them. The badge next to it you can get one by going to the show and making a laundry bag in the Bernina Sewing Room at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm at the AQC. Cost for participating is $5. Bernina is putting in $5 for each participation too. Thank you Bernina for your support.
We have a raffle for this wonderful Bernina sewing machine at the show, $2 each or 3 for $5.
Two laundry bags made this morning to take to the AQC tomorrow.
The band at the top holding the cord is from Hard Yakka trousers I bought from Savers in Mill Park before it shut down and the patch for the name is actually the pocket from the pants and the initials are embroidered onto the reflective fabric then stitched onto the pocket.
This is a very simple pattern for those just starting out knitting. The most common is the garter stitch, every row knit.
It can be used on any yarn type, Just do a test block first. I recommend using one size larger needles than the ball recommendation.
Cast on multiples of 4 + 2.
Every row is the same.
Slip the first stitch knitwise, knit 2, slip 1 purlwise, (knit 3, slip 1 purlwise) to last 2 stitches, knit 2.
This forms a lovely fabric that keeps shape nicely.
Great for quick scarves and baby blankets.
This is the quilt so far. This morning I cut and sewed the quilt top and this afternoon I made the drawings to be turned into appliques using fabric pens. The 4 straight edged pictures and the other drawings that represent his interests will be Vliesofix and cut out then ironed on and sewn into place. The fishing will have red borders and the Queensland Reds will have black borders. His interests are motorbikes, fishing, camping and Queensland Reds.
Aussie Hero quilt in progress. It looks orangy in the photograph but is in fact red. 4 different red colours in this quilt, this is the base of it. I will be adding on black silhouette appliques of his likes and his team logo in white.