A lovely bloggie friend of mine, Tarnyia offered to make some blocks for the Aussie Soldier Quilts we are making for a few of our female soldiers in Afghanistan. Well of course I said yes and before too long Tarnyia emailled me and said she had made some blocks AND a quilt top and they were in the mail. You can see her post about it here. Today the lovely parcel turned up.
THANKYOU, THANKYOU, TARNYIA!
First this gorgeous quilt top of really pretty soft asian fabrics.
Tarnyia used many of the same fabrics in this 21 nine patch blocks. I have laid them on my design wall in a possible layout.
I am auditioning two fabrics to go with them - I am thinking of going with the one on the left but i could be swayed - any suggestions?
Also included in the package were these 15 purple nine patches. I am also auditioning fabrics for sashing. the green is not the exact fabric I would use but it is the closest I have in my stash. I would probably buy something similar if I decide to go with the green.
That amounts to three of the seven girly quilts I am hoping we can send off to Afghanistan in the near future!!! That is pretty exciting! I have at least three more in the works from blocks that Celia and her non blogging friend, Jennifer sent me. There are also plans for a horse themed quilt for one very horse loving girl. That makes seven.Woo hoo. That is as far as I have got so far.
I spent tonight making and appliqueing initials onto the five girly laundry bags. Hopefully these will get sewn in the next couple of weeks at the latest. I would really like to get them over to the girls as soon as we can.
If anyone else would like to sew a laundry bag or contribute to the quilt making effort don't hesitate to contact me. I can't tell you how much the guys are appreciating the sewing we have been doing for them. The effects have far outreached the practical benefits of just having a laundry bag or a quilt. morale has been lifted in a way I would not have expected.
I am not getting to sew as much as I like at the moment - someone has to pack up the Christmas decorations. I am going to try and knock them over in the next few mornings so that I can maybe sew in the afternoons and watch a DVD etc with my hubby at night. It won't be long and he will be back at work! :-(
Till next time............happy stitching!