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Saturday, April 7, 2012


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!


  1. I am in awe of what you accomplish, how neat that your your quilt will be hanging at the headquarters. Surely it will bring a smile a warm feeling of home to lots of soldiers.

  2. You are one busy lady but I know they will appreciate all that you are doing. The wall quilt will be awesome when finished, can't wait to see it!

  3. i didn't miss you because i've talked to you every day. glad you are back

  4. What great tea towels, can't wait to see the finished quilt!

  5. That is going to look so great around the tea towel!!!!!!!

  6. have a safe and happy easter Jan-Maree.xx


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