Monday, June 19, 2017

Another Aussie Hero Request.

Laundry bag made.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

All the blocks have been quilted and appliqued ready to join them all together and bind.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Tilli And The Washing.

Tilli is being super helpful, The basket has been put down to bring in the washing.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

The quilt I was working on has been put aside, Not needed at the moment, on the plus side all the fabrics are ready for whoever needs it next. This one is soft /light blue with ducks, bears, German Shepherds and Cattle dogs. The light coloured fabric has ducks all over it and will have the dogs appliqued on it. The ducks will be appliqued on the top and bottom blocks. and the bear appliqued on the centre block. a small flag will be put into the top right hand corner.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Weekend Makes And Next Quilt.

 Lots and lots of hand cutting and hand sewing over the weekend. 40 little packets of pressies for the attending members. Little gifts for the Christmas in July meeting for ACDA. This is our major fundraising event for the year. This year it is the DAWN charity that we are supporting.
https://doncare.org.au/the-dawn-program
This is the start of my next Aussie Hero quilt.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Laundry Bag.

Laundry bag to go with the quilt.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero request quilt finished.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This is a quilt that has to be done quickly and fnished and posted by the end of the week. Purple is the request. The pinky purple is the backing the rest will be free motion stitched blocks. I made a quick dash to Spotlight for this as I had no purples in my stash!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Weekend Makes.

 This is what I have been doing this weekend. All the little things that go into Aussie Hero quilt packages. Making cards,
 Using bookmarks for the quilt care instructions.
 Making pouches for the playing cards.
Labels for quilts.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Aussie Heroes Shopping.

Posted a parcel this morning, and as usual since I was already out, we went to Spotlight. I am always looking for bargains to put into the care packages to go with the quilts and laundry bags. Got a really good bargain today, Lip balm, Terra Firma brand natural lip balms. Usually they are $5 each but today they were on special for 50c each. I bought the lot, 89 lip balms for $44.50 saving me $400.

Laundry Bag.

 I am always looking for things to use to individualize the laundry bags and quilts and so when i saw these shoe laces on sale in Spotlight I knew they were right for the Aussie Hero I was making for right now, He is proud of his English heritage.
 Using it for the cord for the laundry bag I cut the pair to fit and sewed them together.
Laundry bag.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt request finished.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Mid Year Count.

As is the custom I celebrate the mid year mark by doing a count of my charity makes. This year I have made so far, 5 toys, 25 quilts and 72 laundry bags.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

All the blocks have been quilted, the appliques cut out ready to iron on and sew.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

Parramatta Eels, White York Rose is the request for this one. The white rose will be turned into appliques.
Spotlight has the rotary blades on special, 40% off. Happiness is a sharp rotary blade. I must confess I do not change them often enough.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Laundry Bag To Go With Quilt.

Laundry bag to go with quilt.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero request quilt finished.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Quilt Continued.


All the blocks have been sewn, now to put it all together.
Spotlight shopping. 50 metres of cotton fabrics for the quilt backs at $2 a metre. Using the Spotlight  $40 off voucher when you spend $100 it came to $60. Original price of fabric was $6 a metre and it would come to $300, total real life saving, $240.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This is the layout of the next Aussie Hero quilt. The request is for red white and blue, Melbourne Victory, Western Bulldogs and Tottenham Hotspur. The pictures are for reference for the teams uniforms. The tops will be applique and the logos, T shirt transfers. In between the rows will be solid red, blue, red squares on row 2, then on row 4 it will be solid squares of blue, red, blue.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Laundry Bag.

Laundry bag to go with the quilt.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

The quilt is finished, this morning I will be making the laundry bag to go with it then posting it off.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

This is the layout of my next Aussie Hero quilt. The blue blacks have been quilted and the other blocks are ready to make.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This is the start of my next Aussie Hero quilt. The pictures on the left will be turned into appliques. The picture on the right is a T shirt fabric photo transfer. the other blocks will be blues.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Batting Donation Cut.

The batting has been cut ready to be used for Aussie Hero quilts. Enough for 11 quilts plus a couple of other blocks. This is including all the left over pieces pieces together. Thank you so much Eva.

Shopping And Donations.


 Yesterday I went to our cloth doll club (ACDA) and one of the fabulous ladies there  (Eva) gave me this lovely bag of cotton batting. I have put a pen on the top for scale. Thank you so much Eva, Many many quilts for Aussie Heroes will come from this.
Spotlight shopping. Making the most of the $40 Spotlight voucher. The patterned fabric was $2 a metre, I am thinking of quilt backings and laundry bag linings for this, and female pillowcases. The plain cotton fabric was also on special and for the footy/rugby quilts I bought 2 metres of each. Amount saved was $95.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

 This is the front.
This is the back.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This is a very simple request quilt this time. Maroons, colours Maroon and gold. The sashings on this one will be gold.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Quilt And Laundry Bag.

 Aussie Hero quilt finished.
Laundry bag to go with it.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Half Way There.

This is the quilt so far. Different shades of yellow and blocks with black. Half of the blocks have been quilted so far.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

Black and yellow with the squadron crest is the request for this one.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Pillow Case

Today I have made a pillow case for the first time. French seams so no raw edges, using this tutorial.
https://www.seasonedhomemaker.com/pillowcase-tutorial-burrito-style/
I have a game I play, every time I do something or go somewhere for the first time even travel down a street for the first time I make a wish. It is not only a fun idea, but it makes for a great memory keeper. Pinch Punch first day of the month is another game I play.
I will be adding pillowcases with all the quilts from now on.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Double Rainbow.

I saw this when I got up this morning. A double rainbow.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

This quilt request is for bookshelf books, tea and tea pots, favourite colours are brown, orange, olive green and blue.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Nest Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

Bookcase books is one of the requests in this next quilt. This is one of the blocks ready to turn it into a quilt as you go block. I will be making 5 of these.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Dog Bed.

 Tonight and over the weekend I will be pet sitting for 2 dogs and 2 cats, Lovely!
 One of the dogs is a visitor so I had to make a bed in a hurry, Tilli is very fond of it and stayed sitting on it the whole time I was making it.
Not bad for a half hour in a hurry make.

Making Cards.

This morning it has been all about making cards. Gathering up all the materials I have bought over the last couple of weeks I have made 50 cards complete and prepared the makings for 100 more. This should do me for a while.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt request finished.