Monday, April 23, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This one has several requests in it and one of them is autumn colours. Most of the blocks will be scrappy, using this middle fabric as the starting point. Most of the fabrics used will be donated fabrics so see if you can spot what you gave me.
This is one of the costumes I was helping my son with last week. I made his cape for this one.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Pink Project.

Number 14 finished.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Pink Project.

Made a start on number 14. I will couch the shapes in with the colours I have painted then with.
I gave one to a door knocker yesterday to give to his friend who is currently in treatment. He was door knocking for a different cause, unable to help him in his one, my life is pretty full and cannot add another to my plate. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Aussie Hero Laundry Bag.

Time poor this week, so I just chose a laundry bag for this week. Maroon, white, Rugby League, State of Origin QLD was this request. Not having a lot of white fabric, I like to keep it for the T shirt transfers, I found some white bias tape (Savers), and hemming tape (Savers again), made my own stripes on the fabric and stitched it down using a wide zig zag.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Quilt Finished.

Quilt finished.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

So much colour on the front I am putting a plain back and white on the back.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

3 more blocks left to do. The middle one is an iron on Easy on transfer and the top one is going to be applique and the bottom one is free motion quilting.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

These are the blocks so far.

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

I have used Heat n Bond to keep the grey in place as it is the jumper and I did not want to have sewing lines on it.All the rest is stitch in the ditch.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

More Blocks Painted.

The paited blocks are done. They will have a simple grid quilting around them. The next blocks will be applique.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

Birthday Cake And Next Quilt Started.

 Yesterday it was my husbands Birthday and my beautiful niece mad him this very delicious cake. The sponge is the lightest texture, multiple layers, Just wonderful.
This quilt is going to be a fun one to do. Harry Potter, vibrant colours and puzzles is this request. I found some colouring pages and will be working from that. First block well underway.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilts Continued.


Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

This is for the solid quilt blocks. I have enlarged the central piece of the badge and simplified it, labelled it and traced it onto template plastic. Cut it out and now using the erasable pen I will transfer it onto the fabric for sewing.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Using the same fabric pieces for the star block configured differently makes for added interst with no extra effort.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This one is TAJI symbol and green. I am doing 14 inch blocks using the Aussie Hero Star block. with the patch in the middle of every other block. 7 of them. the beige/brown is the neutral to break the colours up. Black will be the joining strips and the binding.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero request quilt finished.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Quilting All The Squares.

With my little helper, Meggie.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

All blocks are finished. Ready for the border tomorrow.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

All the rows have been stitched, now doing the columns. I will then measure it and add a border.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

All pieces in position, next, iron them on and then megga sewing.

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This request quilt is for The Mario Brothers.this is all 2 1/2 inch squares. I could not find the interfacing that has the grid on it but I did find this black and white fabric in Spotlight that is 2 1/2 squares. This is a technique I have been wanting to do for a while now, perfect for this quilt.
I bought the pattern on Craftsy for 99c, and adapted it to be the right size for the quilt.
This is the link.

Sunday, March 25, 2018



Almost finished.

All assembled now, ready for binding.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Two more koala blocks to sew. I have numbered the blocks to make it easier when putting the sashings on.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

All the peachy pink blocks are done. This is the Koala block I will be using. I bought this pattern and it is originally a paper pieced pattern. I was doing fine until i got to the eyes, so I am changing it. I will be using it as an applique instead.

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This request is for peachy pink, flowers and koalas.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This quilt will have an embroidered patch in the centre. Favourite colours are blue and purple,  loves the beach, sunsets/sunrise, hiking, mountains, forests, volleyball and football. Sashings will be grey.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Latest Makes.

 This year I had decided I would enter the challenges at our cloth doll club. Friday morning, I realized that a challenge doll was due the next day! The challenge was Something beginning with G. So a simple doll was born, Meet Garden Gnome.

Another finish, The Pink Project.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero request quilt finished.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

A Huge Thank You.

I had a message from the Calandar Group letting me know that they had 1 more calendar, that as it was for charity they were going to let me have it for free, to pick it up this week. I went there today to do just that and instead of 1 they gave me 11. How lovely is that! Thank you so much.

Quilt Continued Ans A Lovely Gift.

 All quilted, just need to trim and add the binding. The backing fabric is from my sister and the pink blocks from the donated fabrics from my friend.
 A gift from my son. He found this in the Op shop.
I cannot wait to play with this, How lucky am I?

Monday, March 5, 2018

Back Into Sewing.

I have been away from my sewing for a few days with a very good reason. My sister is in Australia for work and had a couple of free days to visit me! We have been out and about, I quick overnight visit to Sydney and my daughter and her husband came down from their place too and we stayed in a Hotel. Dinner with my sister who had not seen my daughter since she was a little girl. A wonderful time with so many wonderful memories.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Aussie Hero quilt continued.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

First block done.

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

Request is for pink, grey, floral.

More Gift Making.

 This is my interpretation on a character from a kids show, Billy and Bam Bam for my Grand Niece.
Part two of my house warming gift for my nephew.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

House Warming Gift.

This is 1 of 2 that I am making for my nephew as a house warming gift.

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Pink Project.

 Started on Number 13.
I already posted one out to the Pink Foundation before I realised I had some pre paid postal bags to use. These will be put into a post bag and sent out in one go.