Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

First block done.

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

Request is for pink, grey, floral.

More Gift Making.

 This is my interpretation on a character from a kids show, Billy and Bam Bam for my Grand Niece.
Part two of my house warming gift for my nephew.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

House Warming Gift.

This is 1 of 2 that I am making for my nephew as a house warming gift.

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Pink Project.

 Started on Number 13.
I already posted one out to the Pink Foundation before I realised I had some pre paid postal bags to use. These will be put into a post bag and sent out in one go.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Pink Foundation.

Number 13

Pencil Case Re Use.

 This evening I was given 3 pencil cases. I un picked the sides, opened it flat, cut it 4 cms above the top of the zip to make it the front.
 With a new back, sewn all around right sides together, snip corners and turn right sides out.
It is now a goodie bag that perfectly fits the Bx2 bag.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

 I thought I might show you how the package looks before closing the box. This is better for me now as all the contents lay flat.
 No sewing today, I spent the day re organising my sewing room. All the latest additions have been added and re sorted to make it easier for me. All boxes are labelled too. I thought I might give you Tilli,
and Meggie.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt request finished.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This Aussie Hero quilt request is for cute, pink, flowers and puppies. with a name (not shown).
Using plenty of my friends fabrics in this one, quite a scrappy look. All sewn together and now for the quilting part.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Day Out And Shopping.

 I am a very happy girl. My lovely son took me to Resource Rescue Inc. This is their website. 
1/42 Burgess Road. Bayswater North. Vic. 3195.
A great place to go if you like the idea of creating things  from recycled materials. Pretty cheap too!
I bought this roll of double sided tape, this fabric that your shopping bags are made of and this thin plastic roll that you can sew on and these acrylic paints. Total cost of all of it? $25.

 This is what I had in mind. Making bags for Aussie Hero gift packs. I already have zippers.
All of my quilts and laundry bag recipients get pretty much the same contents in their packages, I have got it down to a fine science on the bags to keep it at just under the 2 kilo mark. which keeps the packages free posting. A hand made card with my home address, e-mail address, some special words of thanks. a crossword or word search book, A book mark with the quilt care instructions on the back, a pen with 2018, an emery board,  a lip salve, blank cards, a disposable razor, pack of playing cards in their own hand made holder and some wrapped lollies.

 This is the first pack done. The idea is so that I can keep the package as flat as possible to go into the boxes.
 This is what I have also been making. The fabric wraps for the cards using the donated fabrics.
Not pictured but I have also made some more labels for the quilts. This should keep me going for some time.
Another Pink Project started. painted with a mixture of Mont Marte acrylic paints mixed with textile medium (purple vase and light green on the leaves) and the rest is Tulip Soft fabric paints. Leave to cure for 48 hours before heat setting with an iron, cloth on top to protect iron. then the embroidery will follow.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

I took this picture sideways on the fence, the wind was blowing, but I can assure you that it is straight!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

This is the next quilt with the same plain fabrics and book and compass. This persons request is for travel, beach and RAAF planes.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

More Fabric.

 Yesterday we went out for a drive to a friends house, She thought of me for my charity work, De stashing her fabrics. This top picture is what is going to go into the quilt I am making.
 This is the fabric donation. Some lovely things here. It was a lovely time. Thanks friend!
 On the way home I dropped into the Rotary Op shop in Hurstbridge.and bought these fabrics
 This kit. Perfect for applique, all lovely plain colours and the patterned is all fruit and vegetables.
This is the next quilt I have started, Travel, planes and beach. Still working on the other quilt at the same time. The beautiful embroidery patches have arrived so I can now put it together and finish it.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Quilt layout decided. The star plain blocks chosen because of the quote they both want on their quilts.
Let the mind fill your sails. Let the stars be your guide. And return home on the incoming tide. The middle block will have the embroidered block with the star fabric surrounding it.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt blocks so far. All lines have been stitched along then painted. More colours are to be added to the pile of books and the stained glass part of the cat block on the right. I am waiting on the embroidered panel for the centre block to arrive by post, the rest will be plain blocks, the colours have not been decided yet. Quilt as you go front with a whole back.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

The next two quilts I will be doing will have a link to each other as they are for a couple of friends. This quilt first is cats and books.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

The front is quilt as you go blocks with 1 inch joining sashes. The back is one piece. This will be quilted along the sashing lines.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Next Aussie Hero Quilt.

My next Aussie Hero quilt request is  for flowers and purple. Hand painted and quilted blocks. The rest will be plain blocks with shades of purple. Having fun with my new paints.