Thursday, February 28, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

All blocks have been quilted and cut to size. Ready to assemble them. 1st step is to join the 3 yellows together then add the yellow sashing to the sides. Next is to join the two side columns together then add them to either side of the yellow making a square of 9, then finally group the top and the bottom into 3 then join them to the yellow.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

 This is a rough layout with Meggie helping.
Bought this in Spotlight today, A3 light pad, using a 40% off coupon it went from $80 to $48. This will help me enormously with my work.

These are the finished blocks so far. 3 stitched and painted. One has been stitched and will have the white background stippled and all the green leaves stitched around with red overstitching on the poppies.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Demonstration Laundry Bags.

 Both of these laundry bags have been made with recently donated fabric. The main body of the top one is not cotton so it is not suitable for the laundry use, so I have made it as a display one for when I do laundry bag demonstrations. The T Towel panel is suitable though.
The same with this one. The main green is not a cotton, it is polyester. Put with a donated panel it makes for a great visual for people to see and get excited about the bags. 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Making Cards And Labels.

I was down to my last card so today I have been making cards and labels. All about the printing, cutting and folding.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Care Packages Stuff.

 Donation from my son this morning.
 From my Husband this morning.
From Aussie Heroes donation this afternoon. I made the $20 go a long way. All big books and all $2 each from my local newsagent.

Ready To Post Tomorrow.

3 days of sewing, turning into packages. It has been a long time since I have done individual laundry bags in a week. 2 more bags they will be done on Friday and posted on Friday afternoon.

Todays Laundry bags.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019

More Bags.

Laundry Bag.


Sunday, February 17, 2019

Aussie Hero Laundry Bags.

 This week my Aussie Hero sewing is laundry bags. I have 12 themed bags to do this week to give myself a break from quilting.
Fabric printed things to go onto the laundry bags. Laundry bags cut ready to make.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

I Won!

I just won the Elna 525 mini sewing machine at Spotlight South Morang. from their 12 days of sewing promotion. Perfect because my Grand niece wants to learn to sew and this one has a great safety foot on it. Thanks South Morang!

More Blocks Completed.

Love the critters in this quilt.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Stephs Quilt Continued.

Mainly working on the background pieces. Need to do 2 full blocks and 1 half block.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Daughters Quilt Continued.

This is what I am working on today. A quilt for my daughter. Pattern is from Shiny Happy World. Wendi Gratz.
This is a quilt that will be done bit by bit in between Aussie Hero stuff.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Quilt Continued.

 Dragons  painted and stitched. Adding the black to the red dragon tomorrow. Green dragon is completed.
Kookaburras completed.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Aussie Hero quilt Continued.

 I thought I might like to share with you how I incorporate a T Towel in the quilt. At the moment I have done just 1 shade of brown. Tracing over the printed lines. I will repeat this with light brown green and blues
This is the back of the batting.

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

Kookaburras, dragons, space and stars is this request. Irregular quilt as you go blocks to make the most of my space fabric. Star blocks will be Aussie Heroes 14 inch pieced block, dragons will be stitched and painted. 2 have been done so far of those. The spaces will be quilt as you go filler blocks cut to size once I have stitched and cut out the rest.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019


All blocks have been painted, leaving to dry for 48 hours then heat setting. Words have been stitched and painted too.

Lovely Aussie Hero Package Arrived.

Look what arrived in the post today, a lovely surprise, I have written and posted a Thank you card and told JM all about it. Thank you for your support.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress.

 Cup cakes and Tinkerbell is this Aussie Hero quilt request. Just 1 block left to do then ready for the next step.
I used pages from a colouring book for the quilt blocks, traced then stitched on the lines using free motion foot. These will now be painted with fabric paints. I have colour reference picture printed out to make them all the same. Having so much fun with this.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

New Goals To Reach.

 February Already? Wow! That was quick! I was looking back through my blog and realised I have not made toys in such a long time. Well over due, Jodie Carleton is one of my favourite designers, and so I went on etsy and chose the Llama, How cute are they, I will be making them for my Grand son. I could not stop there, I then saw Tilly and Ginger with their wonderful clothing I will make them for the K Mart Wishing Tree after seeing hand made goods again being accepted after an absence of 8 years. 
 I then found these lovely freebies at Shinyhappyworld.
 and this one from Abby Glassenberg.
Finally this lovely free simple knitting pattern in multiple sizes from Yarnspirations.
As well as the quilt I am making for my daughter that i have until March to finish, I have plenty to do, as well as the Aussie Hero stuff.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Another Aussie Hero quilt finished.