Friday, December 15, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The McGrath Foundation, The Pink Project.

 This is what I have been doing today. Added the border and piping to this one, Just need to put a label on the back. I used variegated pink thread for the design and cream for the stippling fillers.
Stitched the pink on these three, painted and dried and iron set the paints. This is a good project to do when I have time to spare as there is no time limit to do them in.

Monday, December 11, 2017

2017 Makes.

I have just done a final count of this years makes. 104 laundry bags, 52 quilts and 15 toys.

Aussie Hero Quilt Request Finished.

Last quilt of the year finished.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

The corner blocks will be black as well as the sashings and binding.

Aussie Hero Quilt Request.

This is the start of my next Aussie Hero quilt request. 5 of the 8 requests for this quilt. A mixture of hand drawn, painted, applique and photo fabric. This will be my last quilt for 2017. I have 3 more laundry bags to do as well.
Very exciting is that this year my brother and his son will be coming for Christmas all the way from England and I have to keep my time free for that. I don't want to be sewing then and so I will be free to spend every minute I can with them. I am beyond excited!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas Prezzie.

 This is a Christmas gift for my Grand Niece.


Monday, December 4, 2017

Laundry Bag.

Laundry bag to go with the quilt.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Almost done.

All the blocks have been made except the centre one. This will have an embroidered panel in it. The top row had been sewn together, the rest will be done tomorrow.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

6 blocks done, each block is rotated so that when it is done a secondary pattern will appear.

First Block Done.

This is going to be a scrappy quilt. All will have the same square in it.

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This morning I had a lovely time re sorting out my fabric stash into sizes and colours.
This next quilt is yellow and black with 1SQN patch. This will be sent to me. This week I have picked 3 things to make, a quilt with laundry bag and a laundry bag. All yellow and black.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Ready to post tomorrow.

Almost done.

This afternoon I will be hand stitching the binding to the back then adding the label.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt.

Two more blocks to sew then putting it all together. Part applique part painted.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Jess The Cat.

 This is a special request for Aussie Heroes. Jess the Cat from Postman Pat fame.
 He is made of Polar fleece and felt nose and eye patch.
 leather collar and bell.
 Plenty of pictures to remind me of him when he goes to his new home.
 From all angles.



Thursday, November 16, 2017

Pink Project. The Magrath Foundation.

This is what I have been doing today, Preparing fabrics and batting for the McGrath Foundation, The Pink Project. I have drawn the fronts and cut out the backs for 12, I plan on making two a month and then posting them off in batches. Taking a bit of a break right now, then back to do the next 12. All set for next years weekend projects. I have a box for them to be in marked PINK PROJECT. The down side of getting it all ready to go? The marker is pretty strong smelling.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Super Hero Cape.

 Today I made a cape for my son.
 New Superman costume.
He is happy with it so that is good.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Trio Of Memory Bears.

 This is what I have been making. I started them on Sunday and finished and delivered them today. Less than a week because I have not slept.
 Made for my client, her sister and mother with clothing of the beloved.
The pattern I used was https://www.funkyfriendsfactory.com/featured-soft-toy-sewing-patterns/memory-bear-keepsake-toy-sewing-pattern
I highly recommend it.


I hope that it will one day give them comfort.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Busy Next Week.

Just letting my family know that I am ok, I will be busy next week with a special project. Not something I can blog about.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Cats And Quilt.

 Tilli asleep in the pram. What a funny position.
 Meggie is chilling out in the family room.
Ready to hand sew the binding to the back. Almost finished.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

 This is the quilt so far. Top two rows,
Bottom two rows. The two side blocks will be white and the middle block will be purple and blue.

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This is a two team quilt, This is the first one, Melbourne Storm, quilt as you go blocks.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt request finished.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Ready To Bind.

I have been away from my sewing machine for a few days, a couple of reasons, needed to let my finger get better after the miss-hap (lack of concentration and I sewed through it). and my daughter and Son in Law came to visit, they were down this way for a wedding. They are travelling back home now so back to the routine. Just need to add the binding this afternoon and then it will be ready to post tomorrow.
I have already picked my next quilt to do so more on that later.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Getting There.

Almost there, Just the corner blocks to do. I will be pulling in the yellows and oranges in the sashings and binding.

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Taking a half hour break, Lack of concentration lead to needle going through my finger,  Major ouchy! Lucky it was a straight up and down on flesh and not bone.

Change Of Mind.

This is the re start of my Aussie Hero quilt request. Although I love the idea and implementation of the painted quilt blocks, I realised that for a child I need to make it simpler. Armed with my $10 Spotlight voucher I bought some mermaid fabric and some Fish fabric. The keys and the blue/green fabric is the back, represents dad, and the mermaid and fish for the front for the daughter.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

As well as applique a couple of the blocks will be painted too.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

 This next quilt is for my recipients baby daughter. Request is favourite colours blue and green, mermaids and fish. The 3 large pieces are background and the rest will be fish and mermaids and weeds appliqued on. I will add some pops of colour with starfish and details.
This is the fabric for the back. Keys is a prominent feature.

Friday, October 27, 2017

The McGrath Foundation Project.

This is the mini quilted wall hanging I have made for the McGrath Foundation. Posting it on Monday.
https://handiquilter.com.au/news/the-mcgrath-foundation/
Designed by Helen Godden for this specific purpose, This is her link.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMRCRBlkGNg
A very worthwhile and interesting project.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished. Laundry bag tomorrow.