Sunday 24 September 2017

Red scraps

My friend wanted me to make her some double ended oven mitts for her to give as gifts... These are my favourites. I love using them as they keep my hands and arms safe. But I enjoy making them out of my scraps even more.

She wanted RED...
I tipped out my scraps of fabrics. And wadding too..
I'm not the neatest of storage people. I don't like ironing until I'm ready to use it. I love playing with the little bits...

 All my scraps were sewn to wadding, just like QAYG. I kept sewing until the pieces were long strips and pocket size. Then I trimmed them to correct size..
 And they are finished. I am so happy with them...

Friday 22 September 2017

My orange blocks are done...

I have had a slow week but have done a little bit of sewing... I've been busy finishing my log cabins...
Here they are all trimmed to 10.5"...

And now for the finished block, that measures 20.5", with the other colours I have had done for a while.

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Getting ready for the show

Our local quilt group is getting ready for their show... Raffle tickets are bought. Fingers crossed for someone I know to be the winner of this lovely quilt.... Hunters star is a great pattern.

Sarah has got a special project happening but it's a secret. I am sending her some scraps to give a bit of variety. These are in the post..

If you are into making bags go over to Vale and have a look at the link us. It's bag week.

Sunday 17 September 2017

And now for the next ORANGE curved log cabin block.

Wow,,, I cant believe I started this block design back in 2015 and am only doing some more about it now.   Anyway here is what I am playing with on this lovely Scrap Happy Saturday.
Remember I started these last week...
 All the scraps thrown on the floor until I'm finished..
 My log cabins are growing

Oops, I went to cut them  to size @ 10.5" but when I put the ruler on them I realised I still needed to add another round.
I have been unwell again this weekend so the finish is not going to happen for a few more days...

So I'll just have to read along with those that did sew this weekend 
Link up time with Angela...

Thursday 14 September 2017

Mums crochet blanket is finished

I have been doing a little bit of crochet too.
I started this back in June when I found these pieces already Knitted in one of mums scrap bags of unfinished projects. I dragged them out.......

Now look at it. Yes, a bit wonky but with washing and use I'm sure it will be fine..

And here is my work lunch time crochet done... 40" x 48"

These are added to a charity box...

Tuesday 12 September 2017


Our group has been doing some charity sewing...
There was a group of 7 or 8 of us the other night. We got the kids fabric out. Started cutting, sewing and ironing... There were so many different fabrics we decided to cut them into 6.5" squares and just make I spy quilts.

Then on the following Saturday about 6 of us got together and finished 14 tops..

The girls ones are already webbed together..

 Spreading all the strips out to get the fabrics mixed up.

 Strips are made and now to be sewn..

We have bought polar fleece to go as the backing. These will be put together "bagging" style as it is quick and no binding is needed. A small amount of quilting will be done. 

We are making these and passing them on to the police department. They then get given to all the children as they are removed from their homes, for so many reasons, and put into foster homes. They will have their own cuddle blanket.. They measure about 42" wide and between 48-56" long.

With other ones donated I think we have about 20 to hand over...

Sunday 10 September 2017

Hurricanes & fires

While others are waiting for Hurricanes to hit & fires are burning my sewing room looks like a hurricane has hit.
The start of Orange. I need some ideas for our group to make for Kris Kringle. I thought a coathanger is always useful. This will be going to the next meeting.

Today is Scrap happy Saturday with Angela... and it's time to work with ORANGE....
So for an easy block I thought I would do another one of Joanne's BUTTERFLY blocks.
I tipped out my box of orange fabrics. The colour of the month over at Angela's and set to work..

What a cute butterfly

 The start of the next project
I'm linking up here so go have a browse and see some fun sewing happening.

Wednesday 6 September 2017

Happy mail...

I have had some helpers make beanies for premmies,
Thanks to Jenny from....
For making and sending me these tiny and cute ones...
You are very kind to think of others.
In between your holidays too..

My lovely friend Sue has recently had a trip to England. 
She was so sweet to think of me while she was there and brought me home a lovely gift.

A beautiful fat quarter. (I'll use that in my Dear Jane), 
a pencil with a lovely topper 
and of course a sharpener.
They will be treasured.
Thanks Sue, my dear friend...

Monday 4 September 2017

Sunraysia Patchwork Friends

This year it is time to have a quilt show.
Some clever ladies have used donated blocks and put their thinking caps on..
It is time to advertise and what better way than to show off what we do...
They sewed all these blocks together and made a car cover.

We were allowed to put the car in the shopping centre for a few days so we could sell raffle tickets.
You can see the Hunters Star quilt on the front of the car.
Let's hope we get a good turn out for our show and we sell lots of tickets...

Saturday 2 September 2017

September is the start of spring.

It's time for the weather to improve, open the doors and windows and air out the house. 
It's alway better when the sun is shining.
I have been working on my movie challenge.
Here it is as each month has been finished. I have had a rough plan but it's time to act.

Of course my plan has changed and this is what I have ended up with.
All sewn together. A few adjustments were made but it is looking good.

Now to add the last months design.
Mmmm... still working on that.

Romance... Return to Sender... Ellis Presley 
Musical...... Wizard of Oz
Significant year to me..... 1964.... Mary Poppins.
Actor/actress..... Judy Garland.. a bit criptic so I did Xmas Garland.
Australian movie.... Picnic at Hanging Rock
Planes, trains and automobiles..... Herbie
Disney..... Aristocats... 
Animal (character).... I'm confirming if it is a real animal like Lassie or National Velvet or if it's animated character like  Bambie, babe, Winnie the Pooh, lion king..

I am also linking up over at Cheryll's for FNWF

So go have a read with what's happening in cyber space..