This is the quilt so far. All the blocks are cut to size, they will have a narrow 1 inch black binding on the front to join them all together, the white block in the middle will have the words for the footy blocks and the block on the lower left hand side will have the words for Orlando Magic or basketball sayings. I have to look them up first. The binding will be black too.
Thi sis the next quilt for Aussie Heroes in progress. They will be in blocks, 3 across and 5 down. the finished size of each block is 14 inches square. A big wish list for this one! Red black for Essendon, blue/white/red, green/gold, Liverpool FC, Basketball, Orlando Magic, Favourite place, Norway and aeroplanes!
This is the fabric that is being sent to me for the quilt backing, Aeroplanes! All his requests will be in his quilt.
I will be making a ton of these over the weekend for our Christmas in July gifts for our cloth doll club. This is our major fund raising for the year for the charity we have chosen, which I have for the moment forgotten what one it is! Not a problem though, all charities need help!
This is the link to make your own.
I will be using Christmas fabric I bought from Savers ages ago to make my own binding too. http://so-sew-easy.com/non-slip-sewing-machine-foot-pedal-pad/
The other day I received an email from Christine of MacDonald's Patch has nominated me for a One Lovely Blog Award. The purpose of this
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Thanks Christine for nominating me,
1. I started blogging to keep in touch with my family and friends, I am terrible at writing letters and phone calls, my blog lets them know that I am ok and still alive!
2. I am married to a wonderful man who has always supported me in my quests, He is my hero and we met at a party in the nurses quarters when I was 15 and moved in with him soon after. We have been together ever since.
Scrappy quilt top almost finished. Length is right just a tad too wide so I will have to trim it down. Next I will add the backing and a simple stitch in the ditch to hold it all together and a binding in black to frame it with.
This is my sewing space re configured to have some more sewing space. Yesterday at Spotlight using my $40 voucher I bought a sewing machine table. This had been reduced to $99 from $149 and I bought some fabric as well. so the table actually cost me $60 a great saving. Since I don't close the door anyway I moved the large table out further to put in the sewing machine table.
This is my next Aussie Hero quilt in progress. The request for this one is purple and lime.
This is another quilt as you go technique using this tutorial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ok67IvPfyI
My blocks are going to be 14 inches finished size. The backs are all purple.
3 rows across and 5 rows down. The bobbin colour thread is green and the top thread is purple.
I chose the colours by searching for a colour theme.
This is what I gave made this morning. 5 blocks for an Aussie Hero quilt to be passed onto the person making this quilt. 3 pigs, 1 horse and 1 cow block. I made silhouettes and appliqued onto white fabric, words are fabric markers.
Wishing everyone a very happy Mothers Day.
I have no doubt in my mind that I am the luckiest person in the world. I have today received a couple of fabric parcels in the post today. The top picture is from Jodie Carleton. I have thanked her via e-mail and I think they would make for some fabulous quilts.
This parcel from Mae McPhee is an Aussie Hero supporter and does not have a computer and I have written a thank you letter and card and will be sending that to her via snail mail. I feel very blessed to have friends and be part of this very special community that helps support me in what I do. Thank you, both of you from the bottom of my heart.
My batting arrived this morning so I am in full swing. This is another quilt as you go. The colours are not showing up correctly, the background to the appliqued planes is navy and white.
This is the other side of the blocks. The backgound is the same colour as the planes on the front.
This request is for a 7 year old grand child and the theme planes and military. I have made 4 simple plane outlines 2 of each plane in all different colours.
Still working on the quilt blocks, this time the Melbourne Demons block. The whole thing was getting a bit too busy so I have decided to make it simpler, I have made a top instead. 5 blocks in total, all appliqued with gold thread on the arm and neck band.