Monday, March 30, 2015


I will be there all 4 days helping out on the Aussie Hero Stall.
This is the link to know more about it.

Quilting And Knitting.

 This is the start of my next Aussie Hero quilt.
This is the yellow and white baby request in progress.

Friday, March 27, 2015


 Harvey Birdman costume. This is what I have been helping work on all week. I did the cutting and the sewing and my son did all the glueing.
It went well.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New Baby Gift Set.

I have been busy this week with a request from my niece, A baby set for a boy due in April. For a friend of hers. I will be busy making another set for another friend who popped in this week for one in yellow and cream. I do like making gifts!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Charity Makes.

Aussie Hero quilt finished.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress.

This is another Broncos quilt in progress. The middle block is a signature block from one of the players that is being posted to me by another Aussie sewer.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished. The request was for Disney princesses pink, purple and shoes.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Continuing the quilt I started a couple of quilts ago, All the outlines on the Disney characters have been sewn on the outlines in the colours to compliment the shapes and now I am filling in all the open spaces with her other request of shoes. I made 2 cardboard templates of a shoe in profile that can be flipped to make a pair in two sizes. The shoes will be outlined in purple and pink her two colour requests.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished. Request was for chocolate, dogs, cross-fit.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress.

Tilli and the quilt in progress.
This is the layout for the next quilt. The request was for chocolate, dogs and crossfit.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

 Aussie Hero quilt finished.
Thia is the fabric on the back.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress.

 Sometimes things don't always go to plan, A promised quilt from someone was not done and I always said that I could whip one up quickly if needed so a phone call from headquarters and I am doing a quilt request for Parramatta Eels quilt needed quickly.
A quick search on the internet and I saw the colours and the emblem. I decided to draw it and use the fabric markers to colour it in and the rest just strips of fabric. This quilt will be finished by the end of the day and posted out tomorrow then I can get back to my original choices.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Poppy Blocks.

7 poppy blocks made this morning and now on their way to Aussie Hero headquarters to go with other peoples blocks to make special quilts for Anzac. Just one of the ways to help in this really good cause.
 Here are a couple of quilts done in this way.
Super stuff.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Close Ups.

 To make things easier for myself I am using Frixion Pilot heat erasable pens to highlight areas I want to sew.
 Close up of arm ready to sew.
In this picture you can see one arm is sewn and the other is outlined where I will be sewing. The erasable pen on the other arm has been ironed and all that is left is the stitching. Click on the pictures to see the full details. I am having fun with this.

Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress.

 This Aussie Hero quilt request is for pink and purple, Disney Princesses.
This was a new quilt cover that I bought from Savers in Greensborough for the Fairies pillowcase that I used earlier on. I will be quilting it as a complete panel and cutting it to size after.
 First I will be sewing the outlines of the fairies and the dresses in the same colours as the picture, then adding shadow details with free motion stitching. So it will be more complicated, all the details will be in the stitching. I have started on the pink petal skirt first.
This is the fabric on the back. I will be giving it a purple binding.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Just like the last couple of quilts this is longer and wider than it needs to be and after it is quilted it will be trimmed to size.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress.

This is another blue and white request. The lovely embroidery is from a lady in NSW.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Aussie Hero laundry Bag.

Aussie hero laundry bag to go with the quilt just made. It looks a little yellow in the picture as the lighting in my sewing room is not great but it is white and blue.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished. The request was for any colours except for pink, orange and yellow.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress.

Another scrappy quilt in progress. The request was for any colours except for pink, orange and yellow.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Aussie Hero quilt finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished. The request was for blue and white.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Aussie Heo Quilt Continued.

This is the Aussie Hero quilt so far. Totally scrappy and blue and white. The trick here is to make it longer and wider than needed then trim to the correct size afterwards. A really lovely thing happened yesterday when I was in Spotlight South Morang, a lady came up to me to ask about quilting stuff and we got chatting. 4 years ago when we had the big bush fires here in Melbourne I answered a call out for crafting supplies for those who had lost everything and I donated a car full of boxes of stuff including sewing machines, scissors, knitting kits etc. Well this lady was a recipient of some of my things. How amazing is that! I told her all about Aussie Heroes, about how it started and what we can do to help. She is going to look it up and share it with their sewing group. Lovely Stuff!
I also went to a garage sale to look for doona covers for the laundry bags and when I told her what I was going to do with them she donated a set. A lovely thing indeed. I take my album of what I have made this year with me everywhere along with the card so that they can take down the details for themselves. You never know who you are going to bump into.