Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Pink Project.

 Number 6
Number 7

Laundry Bag.

Lining is yellow to go with the request.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Quilt Continued.

Quilting Ideas, On the white blocks I turned the pieces upside down after I had quilted the outlines and used the back to fill in the spaces for the white areas. On the all over prints I quilted from the right side tracing around the outlines and filled the gaps with loops.
Ready for the sashings and binding. I will be using one of the fabrics I bought yesterday.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Spotlight Shopping.

 Today I went Spotlight bargain shopping. My sister gave me a Spotlight e-card voucher for Christmas and I want it to go a long way. These fabrics are Christmas fabrics with gold running through them, I will use them in the sashings and bindings for a bit of pop as they don't read as Christmas and they were 75% off.
I also bought these poppy fabrics in the reduced section also reduced further with another 40% off. A good days shopping. My voucher is going to last a good while, keeping my eye out for bargains and get them when I see them. Keeping my eye out for pinks for the Pink Project. Thanks Sis!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Quilt And Shopping.

 This is the start of my next Aussie Hero quilt. Poppies, camo and medical.
 Bought these books for $3 each, not for colouring in initially, but to open myself up for free motion quilting. drawing and making blocks.
 All about the photos. I bought these 3 albums from the op shop for my photos of my charity makes.  I could not find a single album in the regular stores. These should be fine for a couple of years.
 This album is full. Vast majority is Aussie Hero makes.
In my hand bag I carry these small books, adding a book each time they fill up. At the end of this year I had 6 books in my bag. At the end of the year they go into the large album and the empty books are started all over again.

Monday, December 25, 2017

More Projects Started.

 Another Pink Project started. This time I am trapuntoing it. (Shown from the back) each flower, leaf, vase and bird to give it a more 3d effect. Doing each one differently is keeping me interested in making them.
This is a project that I will be doing with my daughter that will last all year long. The 12 days of Christmas.

We will be making them like this.
A partridge in a pear tree.
Two 2 turtle doves.
Three 3 french hens.
The math and time line has been worked out and we have to make three of them a fortnight. So much fun and looking forward to doing it with my daughter. We may not see each other, we live too far away to do that, but we have our love of crafting we can encourage each other.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Just Playing Today.

Stitching and drawing practice.
Today I thought I would just play today. I downloaded some free simple colouring pages and practice drawing onto calico with erasable pen using my hands as my measuring tool. I then stitched over the lines I was happy with ironed it to get rid of the erasable lines and then painted it using acrylic paints. I will do 4 of them add a base and stuff it and it will be a table decoration or a Christmas pincushion. When the paint is dry I will go back over the flame to make it brighter.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Quilt is finished. Waiting now for the t towel to arrive to make the laundry bag to go with it.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Ready To Put Together.

All the blocks have been quilted, putting them together tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

5 blocks done so far. Having fun with this.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

First block painted and stitched.

Finished And Starting.

 Number 5. The Pink Project.
Next Aussie Hero quilt started. The backing cut, the batting cut and the colours sorted. This request is not due until the middle of January and will be the first for next year.  The request is for Tonga flag and tribal designs. I will be using the designs as an all over quilting design and paint the features.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Another One Done And The Next One Started.

 4th one done.
Working on my 5th one. Getting bolder with my colours this time. First I traced the pattern using the pink pen, then I stitched those outlines, painted them. One leaf, one flower and the bird are finished with the embroidery stitches and more painting to highlight and give it even more pop of colour..

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.