Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Cats And Quilts.

 First the fabric, donated and sent to me for Aussie Heroes.
 So cute!
 I think you get the theme.
 Now it has been made into a quilt top using fabric from my stash.
Ready to be turned into a quilt today.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Table Top Finished.

 Table top is finished and in the sewing room.
It has enough room to go round 3 sides, Just right! It has a dark blue pleather (plastic fake leather) topping. Easy to clean.  To put the top on it I pulled and held it taught using bulldog clips and then on the underside used carpet tacks.
This is the table top before the covering.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Cake And Table Top.

 This is the beautiful birthday cake my niece made for me, Yummy, delightful and she even coloured the cream on the inside filling purple! (my favourite colour).
The table top works! Now this morning I will be covering the board with something and seal the edges. Looking forward to using it for real.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

It is My Birthday! Quilting And Making.

 This is what I have been doing for the past 2 days. Quilt tops made so far.
 These are blocks sent to me to be put into a quilt top along with my orange and blue fabrics added.
 This is my table in the middle of my sewing room. I am making today a removeable top piece the size needed for a quilt for Aussie Heroes. The blue tape is the table centered.
Yesterday at Bunnings I had 4 pieces of 12 mm plywood cut to size. they were on special at $5 per  piece instead of $20 each. For them to cut the wood to size cost only $1. The surface top will be covered with lino. and the edges will be covered with tape. The whole thing will be 80cms by 48cms. It will be much more comforable to do the quilts on.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Aussie Hero Finishes.

 Quilt finished.
 Laundry bag goes with the quilt. posting tomorrow.
 Another finished quilt posting tomorrow.
This afternoon I made 4 laundry bags ready to post. Sorry about the picture quality, the light in my sewing room at this time of day is not so good.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Fabric Preparation.

Today It has been all about the fabric. I have been busy cutting fabric into 10 inch squares, 5 inch squares and 2 inch strips. I have literally cut hundreds of pieces ready to use for quilting.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Kitties And Crafting.

 This is Tilli this morning, It is a shame she does not like a blanket because I think she is feeling a little bit cold, so tightly curled up.
Meggie is on our bed.
 At Savers yesterday I picked up 2 packets of 4 plastic table mats for $2 each.
This is what I bought them for, and it works! Template plastic for quilting pieces. I have made one set and the Crafternooner ladies will be tracing them from my original pieces and cutting out a set for themselves and will keep them in a zip lock bag. I am looking forward to it. This makes a set of templates for 25 cents.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

This is what I have done so far today.
All the squares have been quilted, adding more quilting on the borders tomorrow and then the orange binding.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Aussie Heroes Quilt Top And Birthday Present.

 This is the fabric I will be using for the Aussie Hero quilt I am making at the moment. The backing is the blue and the orange is for the binding.
 This is the quilt top so far. The blocks are from Aussie Heroes that were sent in and then sent to me to be squared up and assembled and turned into a quilt. The rest of the fabric is from my stash.
This is what my darling husband has bought for me for my birthday, a wonderful quilters sewing machine, Janome DC6030 I am so very very happy!
I am so looking forward to finding out the features that it has.
All the details on this wonderful machine can be found here.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sewing Room Makeover

 No sewing yesterday, I re did my sewing room again, This time to add a long fold up table to give us another surface to sew and cut on without compromising space, Not easy! Plenty of bruises on my legs with all the lifting pulling and pushing. This is the view from the doorway.
The only thing not moved was Tilli and Megs bed.

 I forgot to give you the link to the Quilt as you go tutorial I followed to add the blocks together. this is it.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Aussie Hero Quilt and Laundry Bag.

 Front of Aussie Hero quilt.
 Back of quilt, Just need to add the Aussie flag.
Coordinating laundry bag.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Aussie Hero Quilt in Progress.

This is the  special request Aussie Hero quilt I am working on at the moment. I am working on it as a quilt as you go blocks adding as you go borders at the same time.
The request was for red white and blue with Aussie animals. The block in the middle is showing you the back.There will be 7 rows in total.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Free Bear Pattern.

Shiny Happy World has given us a free pattern for a polar fleece bear for charitable uses, so very very cute!
this is the link.
She has some really delightful patterns for polar fleece softies and quilts. I love them!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sewing Blocks.

All done, This are all the blocks from the set I have been given and now have made so far. 20 blocks. 16 make a wheelchair lap quilt and the other 4 I will use on a cushion to match.

Now I will go through and make some more blocks using my own fabric for other quilting projects.

Friday, April 4, 2014


This is what I am making today. More blocks for the box and when it is full I will put them together for a charity quilt.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Aussie Hero Laundry Bags.

 today I have made 12 more laundry bags for Aussie Heroes.
 3 boxes of 4 bags.
ready to post.