Thursday, June 30, 2016

Laundry Bags And Toy.

 12 more laundry bags made.
A lovely soft toy for a 1st birthday next Saturday.
The pattern is by Wendi

 A super cute, super easy, and super quick makes. Perfect for gifts in a hurry.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Laundry Bags.

I have assembled 16 laundry bags this morning. Breaking for lunch then back to making more bags so that they are ready to go when the time is right.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Laundry Bags Continued.

 Laundry bag tops with Hard Yakka pants.
 This is how I cut them.
 Laundry bag outer washed, cut and ready to sew.
 I make one deviation from the instructions on how to make the laundry bags. When I fold the laundry bag top in half I sew it together in a narrow edge. This makes it easier when you put it all together, You can then treat it as a single piece of fabric and no worries about it slipping.
Laundry bag linings all ready and waiting for the next step. It has been quite a while since I have done a mass amount of sewing like this. I find that doing the steps like this quite fun.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Laundry Bag Preparation.

 Today I have been ironing all the fabric I have prepared for the laundry bag linings and sewing them ready for the outer bag requests.
This is just a few of the laundry bag tops I have made ready for laundry bags. This is from the Hard Yakka trousers.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Quilt Finished.

 The quilt request for a friend is finished. Normally I do not make things other than for charity and community, but I made an exception here, a donation to the GoFundMe for Jan-Maree was acceptable in this case.
This is the back.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Look What Arrived In The Post!

 Look what arrived in the post today, A Care package of my own! You can imagine my surprise and confusion when I saw it. I thought at first that it was the quilt coming back to me until a closer look and read the description. Excitement and wonder took the place of in trepidation, this is what it must feel like to open a package!

This is the contents of the box. The zip pull he has made himself, as well a a lovely letter and photo  him holding his quilt.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished. Next, the laundry bags to go with them.

Almost Done.

All the blocks are ready to assemble tomorrow. I will be adding button eyes and going to do some binding on the Aussie Hero quilt.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Kids Quilt Continued.

All the white blocks are quilted and assembled ready to blanket stitch all around.

Almost Finished And Next One Started.

 The binding needs to be hand stitched on the back then it will be finished.
 This next quilt is for a friends daughter who has donated to the Gofundme for Aussie Heroes. Her request is for penguins, teal and coral.This is the next one started. I thought I might like to show you how I do the applique using a colouring book page.
 White background.
Other blocks.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Aussie Hero Quilts And Laundry Bag Update.
As you know, Aussie Hero Quilts founder, Jan-Maree Ball had a house fire recently and lost her home with everything. She is fine, along with her family and animals, She has a task ahead of her with rebuilding her life. This is a link to her blog for an up date on how you can help if you like.
 Aussie Heroes Quilts will continue.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

I thought I would show you how I group them together to make the blocks, then the blocks are joined together.

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

All the blocks are cut and trimmed ready to put together.

Finished And Started.

 This is the Aussie Hero quilt finished.
 This is the next one started. All applique.
 Quilted filler blocks ready to cut to size.
 T towel quilted.
Ready to applique.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Donation And Next Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress.

 I received these lovely cottons on Saturday from a lovely lady at my cloth doll club. Thank you so much.
 This is the next Aussie Hero quilt in progress.
 The request is for Nth Q.L.D Cowboys and Brisbane Broncos. The pictures will be turned into applique and put onto white fabric and the blocks will be joined with the same fabric as the centre square as it has both gold and yellow in it. This is the colour that will unify the teams. The blocks have been quilted curvy for the wife's team and straight masculine lines for his team. and the centre block will have both curves and straight lines in it.
Close up of the fabric.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished And Prize Arrived.

 Aussie hero quilt request finished. Australian flag and Perth Ship crest.
 Look what arrived in the post today! My prize pack from Toni Alexander. How wonderful!
This is her blog.
 This is what was in it. 2 packets of Heat n Bond Lite, Heat n Bond EZ Print Lite, Craft Deco Foil and Deco Foil Hot Melt Adhesive. This is a link to how to use it.
 A Very Cute Beany Kid, a colouring book, colouring pencils some Tim Tams and Frigs Alive lollies. This part of my parcel I will be sharing out and they will be going as gifts to the Aussie Hero quilt recipients.
 7 of her wonderful patterns, How cute are these!
Last but not least, some darling fabric, threads and the cutest pincushion, (Utterly utterly adorable) and pins. Thank you so much Toni, I really really love it.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

This is the Aussie Hero quilt so far. I need to add more quilting to the crest block then put it all together.
Excitement Plus! Readers of my blog will know that I only do charity and community projects, But I have made an exception, A friend of mine wanted a quilt for her daughter, We came to an agreement, a donation to the
An amount of her choosing was accepted. I am a very happy person. Anything I can do to help is good.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

This is the next Aussie Hero quilt continued.

Aussie Hero Quilts Go Fund Me Page.

Devastating News. Jan-Maree Ball the founder of Aussie Hero Quilts and Laundry Bags has had major house fire this morning.

For a lady so dedicated to giving for others a Go Fund Me Page has been set up.
this is the link.

If you can help please do so that she can get back on her feet as soon as possible. Thank you.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Sewing And Painting.

 A different kind of sewing today, Superman Pants!
The start of my next Aussie Hero quilt, the request is for Australian flag and Perth ship crest. Hand painted.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

 This is the quilt so far. All the blocks have been quilted and appliqued. Sorry about the quality of the picture, it is a dull day in the family room.
Here is a close up.

I Am A Winner!

I have just found out that I have won a prize!

 How very exciting! I will blog about it when it arrives, So Much Joy and Very Very Happy!

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This is the start of my next Aussie Hero quilt. The request is for yellow, pink, white and owls.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Happy Quilts Book.
Look at this lovely book. I bought this book from Amazon and it is written by Antonie Alexander of The Red Boot Quilt Company. This is her blog.

This is utterly delightful. Her pattern pieces are on CD full sized so you can get started right away. Dolls and quilts, What could be more fun for the little ones in your life. I am so looking forward to making the projects in this book.