Friday, January 30, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Quilt is pinned ready to trim and quilt.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt In The Making.

This is part of the middle panel of the Aussie Hero quilt I am making. The request is for boys prints and transport. I call it scrappy repeat.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Baby Blanket Continued.

Baby blanket continued.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Big Comic Relief Crafternoon: A Tale of Two Guineas

This fluffy love story was created to celebrate the launch of The Big Comic Relief Crafternoon magazine for Red Nose Day 2015.

A very special edition of Mollie Makes magazine on sale in Sainsbury's and iTunes/Google Play on 29th Jan 2015

The guinea pig pattern can be found in the magazine so you can make your very own squishy friends.

Meggie And Tilli.

Meggie and Tilli.

Aussie Hero Laundry Bags.

 These laundry bags go with the quilts I have made.

This spool holder I bought from Spotlight a little while ago, It is supposed to be a table top holder but I have put it on the wall.

I used these to attach them with.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished.

Sew Pouches For Kangaroo Joeys'

I love it when my friends help me in finding good stuff and causes to make for. Click on the link to be taken to the page for more details and pattern for the pouches.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Aussie Hero quilt continued.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress.

This is an Aussie Hero quilt in progress. Request is for Disney cars/planes orange and blue.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Beautiful Idea.

Would you consider stitching a "Sparrow" block and posting it to the volunteer staff at Sparrow Ministries so they can display it in a hoop and sell from their online shop to raise much needed funds that will bring orphans and foster children into loving homes??
this is the link to her newsletter.
Jenny of Elefantz has designed this stitchery.
 This is the link to the charity.

Aussie Hero quilt finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished. The request was for red white and blue, V8 Supercars, Ford and Dick Johnson Racing. I will be making the laundry bag tomorrow then posting it.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress.

Aussie Hero quilt in progress.


The blanket is now over half way done. The blue pink is the centre and the colours are now being worked backwards. I will be adding a couple of single crochet rows around the outside to finish it.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilts.

I bought this T Towel to be included in a laundry bag.

This T Shirt will be cut up and have the back interfaced for stability. This was bought from Woolworths reduced from $10 to $3.50, The only reason I can think of is the packaging had been opened.

Quilt 1 I am working on is for a V8 Supercars, Dick Johnson Racing, Ford and red white and blue request. I drew my own logos with fabric markers. They will be turned into blocks.
Quilt 2 I am working on is for a request for Disney Cars and Planes. Colour request is for orange and blue.

Block Of The Month.

Here is another free Block of the Month stitchery. How cute and delightful is this! is a super cute blog.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Aussie Hero Stuff.

Laundry bag to go with the quilt.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Batting Solved.

On my quest for 100% cotton batting I have found what I wanted.
a 15 metre roll 2.8 metre wide, $164.25 = $10.95 a metre. Postage is $8.95
Great value. I thought that other quilters might like to take a look.

Craftsy Stuff.

Quilt Doodles Doodles, What a lovely and fun name that is! has a free block of the month happening through Craftsy. This is the blog link.
How cute is this! I love doing blanket stitch and looking forward to making these.

Sewing, Knitting And A Question.

 We are half way through January already! Aussie Hero quilt in progress.
My plan is to make a quilt a week and 5 laundry bags. One for the quilt and one general box of 4 laundry bags so they are ready to post when needed.
I am also knitting in the evenings. This is the project I am currently working on. A baby blanket for charity. I am not setting myself up for a set number of knitting projects, just getting as much done as I can. for the Guardian Pharmacy Angels program held in August. I plan on making hats, scarves gloves and blankets. I am also doing a couple of Block of the Month projects that will end up as quilts for the end of the year adapted to fit the Aussie Hero quilt specifications. and a project for my daughter that I will not be posting about, that will be blogged about at the end of the year.

I am also putting out a question. I am currently on the look out for some good quality cotton batting for the Aussie Hero quilts in bulk. I would love to hear from fellow bloggers/quilters for some tips. Usually I wait until I have the Spotlight vouchers and use them, but I am down to my last couple of quilt sizes left and need some in a hurry.

Snapshots Quilt Along Introduction – Fat Quarter Shop

Monday, January 12, 2015

Special Laundry Bags.

 The fabric I was waiting for to finish the bags arrived yesterday and so today they are finished and posted.
 Bag 2.
 Both the backs are the same.
This is the lining. Note the special fabric given by a fellow Aussie Hero supporter. Just perfect.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Block Of The Month.

This is my first hand stitched block.4 tones of yellow, green with yellow background and my mirrored fabrics. I am looking forward to seeing the next block next month. At the end of the year I will give this finished quilt as an Aussie Hero quilt, Green and gold make it a gender neutral choice.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Aussie Hero Laundry Bags.

 Today I am working on 2 very special laundry bags. Breast Cancer bags. Both the fronts are similar but not the same.
 the backs of the bags are very similar. The patch is for their initials. This will be done later in pink.
I have on the way some very special fabric for the lining donated by a fellow Aussie Hero supporter. I am very excited.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Craftsy Free Block Of The Month.

I have just signed up for the Jinny Beyer block of the Month and You can too right here, It is a free class. I am so looking forward to it.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished.

Aussie Hero Quilt Progress.

This is what I have been working on today. An Aussie Hero quilt request. The colours asked for were blues, yellows, greens and purples. What I did was cut the lengths of fabrics in widths of 2 1/2 inches, sewed them together in groups of 3 and then cut them into 6 1/2 inch blocks. I then made them into 3 piles and the top and bottom mirror each other and the middle I sewed in waves.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Re Worked Wedding Gift.

 Back in 2010 when my daughter got married I made them a large floor cushion as a wedding gift.
It has over time gotten a bit of wear and tear and she has asked me to re do it as a wall hanging.
Originally it was going to be put into a frame but now I have found in my sewing room quite by chance a very large hoop. I have put it into this instead. The paper that is pinned on at the moment will have the names and dates of the event and will be done in printable fabric and sewn in place. I will also add a hanging loop to the top of the hoop. I had a lot of fun unpicking and re sewing this by hand.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Aussie Hero Laundry Bags.

 Today I have made 20 laundry bags.
 All different.
 All going to the same place on Monday.
Just need to add the cord. I will be making the cards and gift packs this evening. A good days work.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Laundry Bag Tops.

 I have taken apart all the Hard Yakka pants I bought from Savers. Each side yields 4 long pieces, I have taken off the buttons and zips for use later. Each 1/4 of the legs makes two 4 inch wide strips and two 2 1/4 inch strips. This makes a total of 3 bag tops or in other words, 12 bag tops per pair of pants. I have 17 pairs of these.
 Each pant leg strips.
Put into a laundry bag.
I have jeans that I will also do this too. I have enough hard wearing fabric for plenty of laundry bags this year.