Firstly a finish. Almost 12 months ago to the day I started this quilt for myself. My goal is to make four Christmas quilts eventually. In Australia you don't really need many quilts in summer but it can get cool sometimes and even if the weather is warm it is still nice to have something seasonal on the back of the sofa or draped over an arm chair.
Today I finally finished the first of my four quilts. This one is for me. In spite of lots of interruptions I finally managed to get it quilted yesterday and bound today.
I laid it out on my lounge room floor to enjoy it before going on to some other chores. When my hubby was ready to come and hold it up for me to take a picture look what I found!
At first Snickers was stretched out totally relaxed.
But then when she heard me she rolled over and planted her feet as if to say "No, you can't have it!" Sorry Snickers! I need a picture. Funny dog.
So, my 2012 sewing is off to a good start.
And I am back to making quilts and laundry bags for our Aussie soldiers in Afghanistan. At the end of this week I am planning to have a new blog called Aussie Hero Quilts. Cherry Red Quilter will still continue but the new blog will be designed specifically to encourage other Aussie quilters and quilt groups to get onboard and make quilts for the project.
I received an email today from a Major in Afghanistan giving me five more soldiers to make quilts for. Currently my quilt group is committed to making seven quilts for female soldiers in Afghanistan. In order to make the next five quilts in a timely manner I am wondering if any of my Aussie followers out there would be able to help. I have already told you about a quilter called Maria has promised some quilt tops for male soldiers in the near future but I need a bit of help getting together two of three quilt tops for girls. If anyone is interested in helping please email me or leave a comment. There are all sorts of ways to help and not everything takes a huge time commitment.
Till next time......happy stitching!