Monday, 8 September 2014

FATHERS DAY 2014

I had a great day on this Fathers Day. We celebrated with the son and daughter out for dinner last night at Mount Macedon hotel. We had a great time. A very noisy night.. But fun. Hahaha.
So today hubby was a bit tired. We did do a bit of shopping then home for lunch. My time to disappear into my work room and leave hubby to relax & have his own time.
So I focussed on finishing off the last of the boys 21st puzzle quilts.


Then I have joined in doing an AUSSIE HERO QUILT. 
My guy liked TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE so this is what I did.
He also has a laundry bay to go with it.
I am linky up with Val on her Tuesday archives. This is not a funny quilt really but I think it funny some of the requests from the AUSSIE HEROS on deployment. I hope this quilt puts smiles on a lot of peoples faces. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

Then I continued on with my block swaps for this month.
Sue is enjoying a trip away so we got our partners for this month a little early and at the same time.
This is where it all began...
I like this idea because I spend one afternoon focussing just on them.
They are now done.
My 12" block for Traci. Traci wanted Dorothy's star done with a white background and any other
colour of choice. Mine was a nice chocolate brown.
http://www.quilterscache.com/D/DorothysStarBlock.html


Next for the day was my Paper Pieced swap for Anna. When this swap started we were partners for the first month. I am still getting the same block " Hunters Star. " but Anna has changed and now is wanting a 12" Atlantic Seas block.. http://www.quilterscache.com/images52/atlanticseastemp.gif


I think I still need a lot of work on paper piecing. My points are not matching. I hope Anna likes this block. It took me ages to do. These are shades of black and grey with a background of white.

Last thing on the list for the day was the 6" swap. Carolyn wanted any two 6" blocks done with 1930s fabrics. I'm not really sure if these are the right fabrics. I think they are. I do like these fabrics and blocks. I made a baby cot quilt with these pretty fabrics.A traditional Rail Fence and Spool block.
These are a very sweet pink so I hope that Carolyn likes them.






10 comments:

  1. Lots of wonderful things coming out of your sewing room! :)

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  2. love those puzzle quilts and your tmnt one is fantastic!
    your blocks are wonderful. that paper piecing one looks difficult but the result is worth the effort.
    cute 30's fabrics too, should fit the bill perfectly.

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  3. Hi Jo as usual i love seeing your work,i love the puzzle quilts and boy i love that ninja turtle one,your guy will love that and well done on all your amazing blocks,awesome work Jo.xx

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  4. You are awesome. The turtle quilt will be a big hit. Think the paper pieced one looks really good so don't worry.

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  5. Your puzzle quilt is fantastic Jo and love the turtle quilt - that will be much loved!! The blocks look amazing too - you have been very busy!!

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  6. Some gorgeous quilts and blocks you gave worked on Jo..

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  7. You have a lot of irons in the fire, girl! I love all of your swap blocks. The puzzle quilt is still a favorite because it is unique to me.

    Keep on sewing!! It is sure to make you smile!

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  8. What a busy Fathers Day. The Turtle Quilt will be treasured for a long time (as will the Jigsaw). You inspire me xxx

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  9. I love the request for the ninja quilt....so funny!!! I see you've been playing with some 30's fabric too! And have to say that puzzle quilt is my favorite!!

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