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Friday, October 19, 2012

Doctor Doctor!!!

I can't believe it has been just over a month since I last posted but I guess shouldn't be surprised.  Life has become very busy and there is no sign of a let up but that is okay.   So long as you are enjoying what you are doing, doing a lot of it is not a problem.

I finally have something to show you though, and more importantly, the time to show you.
These are all for Aussie Heroes as that is about all I am sewing for now.

First up I have a finish.  I asked this fellow what he would like for his quilt and he told me that he used to be a botanist so would love anything green.  As luck would have it I had been given a whole bag of 2 1/2" green strips in all different greens.  I then spent ages googling gardening style phrases looking for a good one that was not too long and came up with  the words.  

I really love the backing and I hope he does too.

And every quilt needs a laundry bag so this is his but I decided to have a bit of fun with it.

Next we move on to a special quilt - still only a top but sent off to my wonderful friend, Carol, yesterday.  She will quilt it for me.  This is going to the Sick Bay on board an Aussie Navy Warship currently patrolling the waters of the Middle East for pirates.  I did check with the medical officer on board to see if he thought that the salty sailors would be able to cope with this or would it be too feminine for them and he assured me it would be okay.   Phew!

I think I am going to back it in red (won't show the blood!) and then I have a great stripe from the range for the binding!

Finally this quilt was made by my friend, Liz.  One of the lovely ladies I am "talking" to in Afghanistan said that a friend of hers didn't think quilts were for him til he saw this one.  I said we couldn't duplicate it but would try and do something inspired by it.

Here is our take on it - with the fabrics we had at hand it isn't as dark as the original but hopefully it has  a similar feel.

I refuse to use roos exactly the same as Liz's but i like these three together.  This has also gone to Carol for quilting!

My next challenge is a quilt for an Essendon Football Team (red and black) and Melbourne loving Navy chaplain with a proud Scottish/Irish heritage!  How is that for a mix!  Wish me luck!

Till next time...........whenever that might be.......happy stitching!


  1. so good to hear from you again.. i made those grandkids pillows out of that fabric you sent me thank you again

  2. WOW good to see you made it back to your blog... we do understand though how busy you are with the other blog... great quilts xxx

  3. Hey stranger....good to hear from you! Sounds like you been very busy but having a lot of fun with these? Great job on those quilts!

  4. Many blessings to you and your posse of quilt makers. You gals rock!

  5. Lovely to see your post show up in my reader!!!! Lovely quilts, you are always so thoughful!

  6. Nice to see you had time to post.
    Lots of wonderful work JM.
    Have a great day....

  7. Welcome back Jan-Maree. Your quilts are awesome and so heart warming. I was on your Aussie Hero's blog. Seeing your quilt's on the beds of the solders just warmed my heart. My niece is going to deploy the beginning of November. I am so thankful for our solders. God Bless each and everyone of them.

  8. Busy around here too and not nearly as much done...in fact, nothing to show! One of these days I shall be walking in the door and meet myself going out!

  9. The kangaroos on both quilts are just splendiferous. Love Love em oh and the quilts they sit on. Terry

  10. As usual, lovely quilts! So glad you are happily busy!



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