Sunday, July 15, 2018

Laundry Bag.

Laundry bag to go with the quilt.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018

Aussie Hero Donation.

 Today I received these lovely hand made wood turned pens from a friend whose husband makes them as a hobby. He is not (as yet) taking orders for them but I he does he has my number.
Very lucky men to get these gifts. I will make sure they know how special they are.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Batting Donation.

I received this batting donation for Aussie Hero Quilts from a lovely young lady today. Thank you Tracy.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Laundry Bags, Laundry Bags.

This week I am making loads of laundry bags. No quilt as I am waiting for the post to finish the quilt started last week. I have thanks to my daughters Christmas present a 5 kilo pre paid post bag that I have worked out will take 18 laundry bags. 6 done so far today.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Garden and Quilt.

 Continuing the progress of the flowering  plant in my front garden. It is starting to open up.
 Close up.
Aussie Hero quilt so far. Waiting on the patch to put onto the middle block. The block is quilted so I will applique it onto the centre and make a border around it to tie it all together.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

I will be joining all the blocks except the centre row, ready for when the block arrives.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

Hand painted and hand dyed fabrics.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Dyeing Fabrics.

The top netting is the original colour and the other two fabrics are dyed. I am very happy indeed as I will be using them in my daughters wall hanging.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Op Shopping. Christmas In July.

 As per usual, when I am out and about I look in op shops for bargains. This is what I found today, Epping Salvos. netting and a lightweight tape. Total spend, $14.00.

 This is what it is for, making produce bags to use instead of plastic when you shop. I will be making 3 of these to go into the prize pack of bags for the Christmas in July fundraiser.
 This is the large lined shopping bag the last of the prize pack. 7 bags in total. 3 mesh bags, 3 fold up bags and this large tote.
 I am making gift bags for the people at the fundraiser, (You have to have gifts at a Christmas party, and I don't do food!) Handles for the large tote and all the bits to make a mesh produce bag. Bag instructions written in the card.
Packages in this paper gift bag. I am making 30 of them. If I have time I will make some mesh bags for sale and all proceeds to go to the charity.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Laundry Bags.

Similar, different linings and different cords. 2 laundry bags for the 4th July visit to the Simpsons Army Barracks.

Aussie Hero Quilt And Laundry Bag.

 Aussie Hero quilt.
Laundry bag to go with it.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

One of the fun things about quilt as you go is that you can change the arrangement before you put it together. This is what I am going with. I am going to add yellow sashings.

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Finished And Started.

 Laundry Bag.
 Next one started, Beach and sunsets, outdoors.
 Purple, aqua and blue the favourite colours.
Started on the Christmas in July prize, I am making re useable grocery bags using this tutorial. 
I will also be making some net bags for your fruit and veggies to go with it.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Aussie hero Quilt Continued.

1 more row of 3 blocks to go.

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

Poppies on black background with red borders.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Spotlight Bargains.

Today I went to Spotlight to buy the hessian backing for my daughters wall hanging and came back with this, As it is not going to be on show it did not matter that it had a print on it. It was reduced to $4 per metre instead of $12.99, so I bought enough to make shopping bags with for the Christmas in July prize as well. I also bought the netting to make the fresh produce bags in the reduced section. Normally $13 per metre this parcel was 2 metres at $2 per metre. Perfect!

New Project. Gift For My Daughter.

 This is going to be a huge project. My daughter has a wall that is double height. She wants a wall hanging that is 90cms by 190cms. Trees with birds, cats and flowers. I am going to quilt it onto a hessian backing.  
close up of a couple of branches. It will be finished by Christmas.

Thursday, June 7, 2018


 This is the stuffing for the pincushions. I compressed the air out so it takes up less space,
 cut the card on the bottom so that it fits, the card had the instructions and the photo, the envelope holds all the contents.
The stuffing in a separate bag and it all fits inside a sandwich bag.

Care Package makes. Using this tutorial I am making kits for the Aussie Hero care packages that go with my quilts and laundry bags. with the instructions and diagrams in the card and in the zip lock bag. Fabrics chosen are batiks that were donated and the lovely fabrics I won from Jodie Carleton. Lots of cutting out today.

Half Yearly Round Up.

I have just realised we are half way through the year so I thought I would do a round up of my makes this year.
25 quilts, 7 laundry bags and 16 Pink projects. Bang on track.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

A yellow and a green block to do and then put it all together.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This quilt request is for Adventure Time. A cartoon. Favourite characters are Jake the Dog and Lady Rainicorn. Middle block is Easy On transfer for light coloured textiles. The blocks are fabric paints and acrylic paints with textile medium. I will be sewing them on in black as outlines then adding more outline with a black textile pen. Quilt as you go 14 inch blocks with plain blocks in the colours of the cartoon. 48 hours and the paints will be ready to heat set with an iron then ready to sew. While that is curing I will be making the plain blocks.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

World Maps Quilting Panels

Following on from my message to Aussie Hero Quilters and supporters about the discontinued World Map fabric panels in Spotlight and that it was on special the Lovely Jo from Mildura sent me 7 panels of the World Maps at the price of $4.80 each from her shopping in Spotlight. Thank you so much Jo. Aussie Hero Supporters are the BEST!
Something a bit different, I am watching and waiting for this to finish growing and flowering in my garden at the moment. It is HUGE!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt.

This is the quilt so far. Waiting for a UN patch to add into the corner.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Help Wanted.

This is the quilting map fabric panel from Spotlight. It is now discontinued. I am sending out a plea to my Aussie Hero Friends to look in their local Spotlights to see if they can get them for me. They are currently on sale for $4.80 per panel. None left in Spotlight South Morang and Peston.

Friday, May 25, 2018

The Pink Project.

Another one finished.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Pink Project.

Another one started. This time I am using Tulip fabric paints. I dropped some green and yellow paint on the background fabric by accident so I have added leaves to hide it.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018