Have I really been missing since Wednesday's post? My goodness, I think that is the longest break in posts I have had. But there is a good reason. This is the last week that Aussie heroes has to get quilts into the post so I have been flat out sewing. As of last Thursday morning I had seven quilts to quilt and bind. Well, I am pleased to say that as of just before dinner tonight I have bound the last one! Yippee! There are always more to do but that is it for now. I still have some Aussie Hero sewing to do but I am going to share that with you as I think you might enjoy it.
So tonight, and for the rest of the weekend, whenever I have a few minutes to sew I am going to be working on these - 22 nine patches made from 3 1/2" squares. It doesn't show up really well but each block will have four homespun squares and five Aussie Fabric squares. I was asked for a quilt to hang in a Headquarters Office in Afghanistan to brighten their work area up and although I don't normally take requests for specific designs or themes I did for this one seeing as it is in a common area and I happen to have the fabric.
I don't have enough of the paler homespun so I am going to include a few random darker ones which I think will just add interest anyway. there are a couple of duplicated Aussie fabrics nut not too many.
The nine patches will surround this - a gorgeous tea towel that is one of thirty donated to us by "The Tea Towel People", The Rodriquez Company! That is another reason I am happy and keen to finish this so that they can see the result of some of the generosity.
Can I just say too - thank goodness for sharp rotary cutter blades!!! I go through a lot - trimming up 7 quilted quilts in the last three days can really kill a blade. Gee a new one works a treat!
I hope you all have a lovely Easter.
Till next time..............happy stitching!