Monday, July 31, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

All the blocks have been quilted and appliqued cut ready for sashings and binding.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Quilting Ideas.

Just to give the quilt more textural ideas, I am quilting the black blocks with straight lines and the floral blocks with curvy lines.

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This is the layout of my next Aussie Hero Quilt.
The request is for black backgrounds with orange and white lilies, Bright blue and green butterflies, Harlequin and the Joker.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

 This is the back in progress.
This is the front. I am not so worried about the back panels but I am making sure that the front ones are turned to give it more interest. All blocks have been quilted. Request is for vintage floral in orange and purple.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

 Today I went to Spotlight with my $5 off scratty card and my husbands $5 off scratchy. My next quilt request is for orange and purple vintage florals, Fabric on the left is for the back, $2 a metre and I bought 3 metres with my scratchy $1. the green is for the sashings and the floral on the right is for the front.
These were on the reduced section at 25c each. With my husbands scratchy they cost me nothing.

Laundry Bags.

 2 Aussie Hero bags made today. This request is for lion on black background and first name in orange. (Paper is on the name to protect recipient).
This one is for red, green, blue, RAAF Roundel. Blue, green is the inside.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Clutch Bag Reworked.

 Last night I made a bag to put down my ideas, this is the final clutch bag. The size is 6 inches by 10 inches. Laundry bag design on one side.
Quilt on the other.

Wristlet Bag.

I have just made myself a wristlet bag big enough to hold a mobile phone, raffle tickets, card and the style of a laundry bag but with a zipper on the side for opening. This is the same purple as my dress.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Aussie Hero Dinner Laundry bag.

Aussie Hero laundry bag to take to the Annual Aussie Heroes Dinner in Canberra.

Shopping Bargains.

 I thought I might like to share with you my bargain buys for Aussie Hero stuff, I am always on the lookout for things to use at a good price. Today I went to Lincraft to check out their half priced fabrics and came back with this instead, At the front of their store in the window they had a clearance of a 20c assrtment box, in it was a pair of shoelaces. I asked if they had any more and showed her what I used them for she told me that they had others in the store at 99c each and she would sell them to me for 20c each, I thanked her and got them all. How I use them is by cutting them to size and sewing them together to make the right size cord. 1 pair of shoelaces makes 1 cord with some left over.
Also in the 20c box were these mending patches. Perfect for using on the laundry bags for initials. I hope it gives you some ideas.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Winning Stuff!

 Look at this lovely fabric that arrived today. Jodie Carleton's new fabric range called Rock Pool.
 3 of these wonderful softie panels in different colours too.  I was a random pick from a comment on RED PEPPER QUILTS . 
Do check out the blog, it is very inspiring, I love how the fabrics have been used.
I know Exactly how I am going to use these too. My niece in England is going to have a baby boy any day now,  This will be perfect! I am so very very lucky.
While I was out I went to Spotlight and came home with these 3m braids/cords on special for 25c each, perfect for laundry bag cords.

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This is the start of my next Aussie Hero quilt request. Dreamcatchers and paisley.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Quilt And Laundry Bag.

Aussie Hero request finished.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

This is the layout of the blocks. I will be adding owls to the beige star blocks.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Op Shopping Bargains

 Op shop was closing down, My son had a message about it. I bought the whole lot of toy kits,
 Got them home and counted them up, over 150 complete toy kits,
 over 50 of these felting kits,
 soft toy stuffing,
erasable pens with filled bobbins and pins, 40 of them. These I will give one to each attending member of ACDA for the Christmas In July fundraising event this Saturday.
Total cost of spending is $50. All money raised will go to the DAWN Charity.