Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Request is Cats.

This is the start of my next Aussie Hero quilt request, cats. I chose some silhouettes of cats and will turn them into templates  so that I can rotate them and make some blocks with them. Meggie is helping.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt.

This is the next Aussie Hero quilt in progress. The logo will be appliqued.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Playing Card Bags.

While I have been waiting for the Aussie Hero list to come out I have been busy making bags for the playing cards as part of the gift packs that go out with the quilts and laundry bags. I have also pre cut backings, batting and laundry bag linings to be done to help be more efficient. This afternoon I will be making cards.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Weekend Sewing.

 The weekend sewing is for other charities and gift making for family and friends. This was my New Years promise to myself to keep myself more organised. This picture is the quilt I am making for my Grand Niece.
More of those adorable bears for charity using polar fleece.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Aussie Hero Shopping.

 I am always on the lookout for things I can get to add to the packages for Aussie Heroes stuff. I needed something that said Aussie to me and on ebay I came across some air fresheners. He was selling them in sets of 25 or 50 but had also listed that he could do bulk amounts also. He did have 200 lemon scented. I wrote and asked if he could do the eucalyptus for the same price as the lemon, I told him what I wanted to do and he was very happy to do it. He said he would put in some extras as it is a good cause.
He was very generous indeed, He gave me an extra pack of 50. Thank you so very very much. All the quilts and laundry bags will have a couple of these in each of them.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero request quilt finished.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

All blocks are ready to put together. Meggie is helping.

Laundry Bags.

 Requested laundry bags. Aussie flag with brights.
 Arsenal football, red and white.
Hawks, golden brown

Applique And Paint.

Firstly, I cannot adjust the pictures at the moment as the program I am using is not working, So I hope that you can see what I am doing. These are the two logos painted and appliqued ready to sew for the quilt. I will be assembling all the other blocks while these are drying.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress.

This is the next Aussie Hero quilt in progress. A double footy request. All blocks except the team logos have been quilted. The logo blocks will be part painted and part applique.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero request quilt finished.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

3 Little Kitties.

 Much cooler weather today, Tilli in her pram bed.
 Meggie in the new bed.
Lol! Sandy helping with the quilt. A change of direction, the fabrics I had previously used for this quilt was making it too busy, those blocks have been put aside for a future quilt, This will be all the same fabrics instead making the flags pop.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Cats And Shopping.

 Meggie and Sandy last night on my chair, snuggling.
 This afternoon I was browsing on the net and found out about Sewslip mat http://www.punchwithjudy.com.au/shop/sewslip.html
and Supreme Slider http://www.punchwithjudy.com.au/shop/supreme-slider.html
I then went about to look for a substitute as I will be doing a lot of free motion work and these products are not readily available locally.
I came across this link.
So we went out to look for something similar. This is what I found. 2 sheets for $15 in Harris Scarfe on special, saving $20.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

 This is the quilt so far. The rows above below and between the flags will be chopped up and more added to the sides of the flags.
The American flag is all appliqued.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This is the start of my next Aussie Hero quilt. Aussie flag and American flag.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Princess Themed Quilt.

This is the start of my Princess themed quilt.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Making A Gift.

 I am finally starting a quilt for my nieces baby girl, Princess quilt and toy from the book Happy Quilts by Antonie Alexander. these are the fabrics I will be including in the quilt. Long overdue, and when she announced she is expecting a baby mid year, I thought I should get a wriggle on. I will be changing it a bit. I plan to work on it one day a week.
Clothes and faces fabrics.

Cats And Teddies.

I have used the free pattern to make this bear. One of many, Very easy and quick to make. http://www.shinyhappyworld.com/2014/04/warren-charity-bear-free-teddy-bear-pattern.html
 We bought a bed for the newest kitty in our family, Meggie has taken to it it is in my sewing room.
 This is Sandy in the catnip.
 Tilli on the table.
The pair of them just chilling in the garden.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Charity Makes.

Today I made this mermaid from the book Happy Quilts by Antonie Alexander. This is another toy for my charity makes. This is the link to her blog, The Red Boots Quilt  Company-Happy Quilts,  https://theredbootquiltcompany.com/

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

 Aussie Hero quilt request for poppies and the flag.
Laundry bag to go with it.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Double trouble!
Layout decided.

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This Aussie Hero quilt request is for Australian flag and poppies.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Aussie Hero finishes.

 Tillies' tootsies!
 Captain America and blue quilt. I chose the shields, the top one is from the movie and the bottom one is the original comic book version.
 Laundry bag to go with the quilt.
Teddy almost finished. Needs a nose and a bow.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Request.

Captain America and favourite colour is blue. This is the Aussie Hero quilt I am working on right now.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Making Toys.

I was talking with my daughter yesterday, and came to the realisation that last year I did not make anywhere near the toys I wanted to make. There are so many designers that I admire and have patterns of here are a few off the top of my head that I want to do. I have started by using a Wendi Gratz pattern. 
Wendi Gratz  http://www.shinyhappyworld.com/
Jodie Carleton https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/ricracsews

I plan on making at least 1 toy a week as well as a quilt and laundry bag a week.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Family Finger Puppets.

This is what I have made today. Family finger puppets for a young friend.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished and Kitties.

 Sandy in the beanbag chair.
 Meggie on my chair.
 Tilli in her pram bed.
 The front of the blue and yellow quilt.
This is the back.