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!