Sunday, 18 October 2015

My weekend

I have been a bit absent in the last week or two. I have had a bad case of the flu, a bit run down, busy with shows and quilt in items, grandsons birthday and usual stuff.
I am exhausted. I have had a few days at home doing nothing but it is time to catch up.....
I am a bit late advertising FNSI. It's been and gone but I did join in.

Well this is what I got up to this weekend.
I am making another quilt for the Aussie Heroes. The request for this one is a Blue TRIP AROUND THE WORLD. These quilts are usually made with squares. Starting in the centre with one colour and each round is a different colour. With this one it is to be all shades of blue.
The size of an Aussie Hero quilt is 40-42" x 70-72".
So, that means a square block won't be as good or effective with such a small width. I had a bit of a think and came up with the block size, cut, 2.5" wide x 3.5" high.... This gives the rectangular shape.
So Friday night I cut all the pieces.

Saturday I sewed the blocks as per Bonnie Hunters theory. 
Using leaders and Enders to help with thread. No wastage.

And then webbing the rows...

I have to have this quilt finished and in the mail by next weekend along with another 2 spiderweb quilts.,it's going to be a busy week of quilting.
Keep on watching this space to see the finished quilts...


  1. hi Jo,this is going to be lovely,take care my friend and make sure you look after yourself,xx

  2. Oh that darn flu takes sooooo long to recover from. Hydrate and rest. Looks like your sewing is providing good therapy too. Thinking of ya friend.

  3. Do get well soon! Don't try to do too much, flu is so debilitating. Love your Trip around that world quilt top. The blue and white is dramatic.

  4. Looks great. Hope you are feeling better.

  5. Beautifully done. Love the colors you picked for this one. Hope you are feeling better.

  6. One of my first quilt tops was a Trip Around the World. I've never made another. lol Yours is pretty in blues.

  7. Looks great Jo. Hope you are feeling better. This flu has been very nasty.

  8. You are incredible how fast you get these gorgeous quilts together . You must have a great stash of fabrics....

  9. Whoever gets your trip around the world quilt is going to be delighted, it looks great - what a good idea to use rectangles.

  10. So sorry to hear you have not been well. Wow such a wonderful quilt.

  11. any wonder youve been unwell much on the go! Glad you got to spend some time with us this month though.....killed two birds with one stone......hope you get better soon! xox


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