Monday, February 29, 2016

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

 This is the next Aussie Hero quilt started. This time I am using the Fast & Done quilt as you go method. This is the link to the tutorial on this method.
 The change I have done is making my own grid for the size I need as I don't have the right sized rulers.  I have taped together two cutting mats and taped around the sides as my guides the size I need the backing to be.
 This is the 14 inch batting pieces I need for each block.
 I fold the backing into 1/4s to find the centre, do the same with the batting and line them up
They are now ready to pin together.
I will do this for all 15 pieces then add the quilt as you go to the tops.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

A Lovely Surprise Gift.

 Earlier this week I received in the post a surprise, a really lovely gift of orphan squares and half made left over blocks from the lovely Jodie. She is a brilliant toy designer who has recently branched out into fabric design too. Check out her blog.

 The orphan blocks I think go nicely as two distinct groups. Adding my own stash to the projects I am thinking of group 1 as a baby quilt and group 2 as an adult lap quilt.
These half made blocks will be for a baby quilt. As soon as they are made I will show them and let you know what charity they will be going to. Thanks again Jodie,

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt is finished.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

All the blocks have been quilted and sewn together in groups of three. Joining them up tomorrow and then the binding.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Aussie Hero Quilts Continued.

Sydney Roosters is the next red white and blue Aussie Hero quilt I am making. All fussy cut out and vliesofix and ironed onto white fabric ready to stitch. The small details will be done using fabric markers.

Cats, Quilt And Shopping.

 Tilli and Meggie sleeping in the sewing room this morning.
 I took a lot of things to Savers. Clothing my nephew did not want any longer, I bought this set of wire baskets for $4. Before I had a pile of fabric that went in it's place. Now I can get to what I want without having to take the whole thing out. Very happy indeed.
Aussie Hero Western Bulldog quilt finished.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Quilt blocks on both quilts have been cut, quilted and tomorrow I will be adding the appliques to the white squares. They will be then cut to size and joined together.

Aussie Hero Quilt Requests.

 The next two Aussie Hero quilt requests I am taking on are both red, white and blue. One is for Western Bulldogs and the other is Sydney roosters. Both quilts will be quilt as you go blocks with appliques on the white blocks The top picture is the fabrics for the front.
The fabrics I am using for the back.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero request quilt finished. The request was for blue, beach and mountains.

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

All assembled, Backing  to be added with quilting details.

Splendid Sampler Sewalong.

 I made this pin cushion.
And this block this morning for the Splendid Sampler sewalong. Not perfect, but I like them.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Last row started. The sky is various shades of denim.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

 Start of the middle row.
 Bottom row done.
Meggie on the couch.

Red Boots Company New Book.

How cute is this! The Red Boot Quilt Company has a new book out soon. Available on pre order from Amazon and on her web site soon. Go here for more details. I think it is just adorable.

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

I have just drafted up my next quilt. This request is for blue, beach and mountains. In my paper, each square represents 3 inches, cut into segments of 5 blocks by 5 blocks that = 15 inches. No sashings on the front. I will be sewing onto the batting first then adding the backing after. This will be my first attempt at something like this. I hope I can do it.

Monday, February 15, 2016

The Splendid Sampler Sew Along.

 I have joined The Splendid Sampler Sew Along. This is the first block. I have no idea what colours I am going for, Just using what I like on the day. It will be very eclectic.
This is their link.
This is how they will be stored.

Wrapping Pens.

 I thought I might share with you how I wrap the pens for Aussie Heroes gift packs. Using an A4 plastic sleeve I mark 1 inch apart and another line 1/4 inch away from that. This is my sewing lines.
I then cut them apart between the 1/4 inch marks, keeping the folded edge intact cut across the top to size. I peel off the paper and then the pen is put inside the top folded down and held shut with a sticker.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Tilli helping with the quilt. One more row to do and then join the rows together.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Laundry Bag.

To go with the quilt just made.

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

As well as the maps I have decided to add the outlines of the countries that have been requested. The quilt will have the maps traced and sewn onto the fabric blocks. All the outlines will be in green to balance out the colours as only one flag has green in it. I have not yet decided what the middle block will be yet.

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Aussie Hero quilt blocks so far.

Next Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress.

My next Aussie Hero quilt request is for Aussie, UK, USA, Danish, French and UAE flags. So I went to wikipedia to get the flags and printed them. They will be vliesofix then stitched Quilt as you go method.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

The request was for Canberra, soldiers and remembrance.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Capes And Quilts.

 Today I have been working on the classic Superman cape for my son.
All the blocks have been quilted, now to assemble them.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

I think you can see where I am going with this. Not the t towel I will be using, just an example of the placement.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Aussie Hero Quilt Request.

This next request is interesting, Anzac, military, Middle East and Canberra. This is a quilt as you go project that will have a t towel of Canberra that has been sourced and posted on Monday to me. I am making the panels and have guessed the size of the t towel so that I can quilt that when it arrives.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Laundry Bag.

Laundry bag to go with the quilt. The fabrics used are the same as in the quilt along with my Hard Yakka cord casing.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

 Double sided Aussie Hero quilt finished. Sydney Swans.
N.S.W. Waratahs.

New Baby.

My niece this morning gave birth to a lovely baby girl. Meet Grace. What lovely news!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Sydney Swans side of the quilt. The logos are part applique and part fabric marker and sewn all around.

Next Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress.

 This next Aussie Hero quilt request is for Sydney Swans and N.S,W. Waratahs. The middle white blocks are the logo blocks.
The middle 2 blocks are logo blocks as well. A double sided quilt.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

 Aussie Hero quilt finished. Front.