Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Urgent NANNA business!

URGENT phone call received yesterday from my daughter: 
"Mum, because it was cold, D (grandson) went to put on the winter pyjamas you made him last year and they are now too small. Can you make some urgently please and bring them with you next week"
What's a "NANNA" meant to do?..drop everything and make him 2 pairs of pyjamas
  Hope they fit him.
 I will make more, when I know the right size!
Now back to customer quilting...
Until next post...

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Fat Quarter Club Thank You

I had a birthday recently and the wonderful ladies in The Fat Quarter Birthday Club sent me the lovely items pictured below:
I'd like to thank everyone for the wonderful gifts and especially to Anthea who was my secret present giver, who gave me the cloth covered journal.
Thank you again.
Until next post...

Monday, March 25, 2019

Zippered Pouches

After making the "Australian" pillowcases, I had some left over fabric which I made into zippered, lined, flat-bottom pouches.
Lined up in a row
I have now used up nearly all my Aussie fabric...
Side view
Bottom View

Top View
....just have a panel left that I am thing of making into lined zipper bags

 I have been approached by a shop who wants to sell my table runners & pouches...
VERY happy about that.
Pinned, ready to quilt
Now onto another customer's quilt....

Until next post...

Monday, March 18, 2019

More Aussie Pillowcases

Last weekend, I made up another 16 pillowcases, 
using up all of the Aussie fabric I had purchased.
 I uploaded this picture on Facebook to show my friends what sewing I had done over the weekend, and straight away, I was asked how much I was selling them for.
I hadn't even worked out the price when a friend bought the flag ones.

I had only had enough fabric for one pair of pillowcases in the flag material and the same friend asked for 2 pairs...I was unable to buy anymore from the local quilt shop, but I sent a private photo to her of what I had made from the left over fabric:
She bought them also!
The pillowcases would be GREAT gifts for overseas friends, as they are "Australian" and MADE IN AUSTRALIA (not China, like most Australian souvenirs)
 plus they are flat and don't weigh too much to post!
Goes to show, I should have bought more than half a metre of the Aussie flag fabric!
Until next post...

Friday, March 15, 2019

American Pillowcases with an Aussie Twist

 I have been adapting an American pillowcase pattern to have an Australian twist.

 American pillow cases are the same front & back, so when you sleep on them, you end up with a seam mark imprinted on your face, plus they DON'T have the inside fold to "tuck" your pillow in.
American Pillowcase
I have come up with an "American" front, a back with no seams that you can sleep on, plus the inside fold to keep your pillow in the pillowcase.
FRONT of my version

BACK of my version

INSIDE of my version
So, seeing I was happy with my version, I cut out and made a "few" more!
19 Pillowcases
They are all Australian themed, except for the bottom row.

I am sure there is a pattern out there with all this, but, hey!,....
 I'm happy with what "I" came up with.

Today, I am quilting a customer's quilt.

Until next post...

Monday, March 11, 2019

Today's project

Today I started with this Santa panel
then turned it into 8 lined zipper bags
they are all 11" x 14"
The fabric that is showing above the zipper on each bag is the same fabric on the back of the bag.

Too early to start sewing for Christmas??...NO!

Until next post....

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Today's sewing...and looking!!!

I finished the customer's quilts last night, so this morning I went looking for a pre-cut kit that I bought late last year.
While looking, I came across 2 Australian birds that were cross stitched. 
 I vaguely remember buying them framed with no glass at a garage sale ages ago.  I brought them home & took them out of the frame, then put them away in a safe, flat place to make something out of them, one day.
Well "one day" is TODAY.  
I made them into lined zippered bags.  They are about 11.5" x 14.5".
Just love, love, love them!
then I made up a pouch from the left over koala fabric
Now I have to go back & look for this kit...it's here somewhere!

Until next post...