Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Present Finished.

This is a quilt I have made for my Grand Nephew, it is going to England when my sister comes here for work next month.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Shopping And Quilt Continued.

 In the Op shop (Vinnies, South Morang) today I bought these pens, all with 2018 on them for the packages to go with the quilts and laundry bags. 9 packs of 5 for $9.
 For myself I bought all these acrylic paints and opaque paints. Total cost, $40.
This is the quilt so far. All the solid blocks will have colours pulled out from the green background, mustard yellow and a blue. Meggie is helping. This is not the layout.

Quilt For My Grand Nephew.

Today I cut out all the pieces for my Grand Nephews quilt. I am changing it up a bit but it is from Happy Quilts by Antonie Alexander. Hound Dog quilt.

I am using wool for the dog from mens jackets. I cut the pieces larger than needed and washed and dried it and then put a stabilizer on the back then cut them out. Blanket stitched down. I will be using buttons for eyes that will be stitched and glued down. My sister is coming to Australia for work and will be taking the quilt back with her. I am love with it already. 

Friday, January 26, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero request quilt finished.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

This time because the blocks are staggered they will be joined together in long groups instead of going across.

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Fabrics and layout chosen.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

 The request is for Australian flowers,
and Australian birds. This cotton T Towel from my local shop is perfect. I will be quilting it all over, outlining all the birds and leaves, and stippling, then going back with the bird colours and leaf colours to add more detail with stitching. It will then be cut out straight and used as a centre block on the quilt.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Pink Project.

Number 10. Lightly embellished with sequins.

The Pink Project Started.

Number 10 started today.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

 Tillli, my little helper.
All the blocks have been decided and the patches pinned on. Top row is finished.

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

 Finished Aussie Hero block.
 this is how I did the free motion quilt block. This is what is going to be in all the blocks. I just cut a square of paper, folded it into 1/4 and snipped bits off.
 I then sewed the cut out segments and mirrored it from there.
 Since this quilt is travel and coffee I went to Spotlight to see what they had on special.
 The fabric has a light interfacing put onto it first to make it more manageable, it is a busy fabric and not easy to fussy cut so I cut it into squares to add to the quilt.
 This coffee fabric however is easy to fussy cut. This is first made more manageable by adding a light interfacing.
Fussy cut out.
Thanks Sis for the most fun I have had in ages, Thank you for the lovely Christmas Spotlight e-voucher.

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

Favourite colours and travel. I will be appliqueing on the plain blocks things about coffee.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero request quilt finished.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Ready to be put together.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Layout of the quilt.
Block inspired from the Fijian Tapa. Another block will be on the bottom. The sides will have the leaves.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Next Aussie Hero Request.

 Next Aussie Hero request is for Fiji/Island. Laundry bag and quilt. T Towel from Jan-Maree.
First block made.

Laundry bag.

Laundry bag to go with the quilt just made.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Next Weeks Quilt Started.

 Spotlight today to look for fabric to compliment what I already had for next weeks quilt. Fiji / island.
These two were on the clearance section with an extra 30% off. Perfect. Thanks Sis! I am making my e voucher go a long way.
T towel for the laundry bag from Jan-Maree.

The Pink Project.

Today I started and finished number 9.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Peppa Pig and George Pig quilt request finished.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Ready To Put Together.

All blocks have been sewn. Ready to put it all together.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Free Motion Quilt Blocks.

I am using my lovely variegated threads to do free motion quilting on the plain blocks. 

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Two more blocks to sew and paint. The other blocks will be solid colours that are shown in the show. I watched a few and they are delightful.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

Peppa Pig with George Pig. Black stitched outlines and painted colour.

My Time Saving Trick.

I thought I might like to share with you my time saving trick for an Aussie Hero Quilt. As you know I love the Quilt as you go blocks. So I know that I need 15 backing blocks right from the start. I always have a set for female quilts and a set for male quilts even before the request list goes out and when the choice has been made I have my backing strips and backing already cut out. When the request list has been finished I then make another backing set of squares and strips. I do the same thing with the squares, whenever I have some free time I cut the batting and put them into batches of 15. This way I can concentrate on the fronts only.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Finished Number 8.

The Pink Project.

Today I have made a start on number 8.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Next Aussie Hero Quilt And Stitchery.

 This is my next Aussie Hero quilt. Request is for Aussie flags, blue and jets.
 My daughters first stitchery as an adult. This is her first make of the year, I am really proud of her. Absolutely beautiful.
This is what I have made so far. I have got each piece in zip lock bags and work on them as I want. This is what my daughter and I are going to work on all year long. Loving it!