Sunday, March 25, 2018


Started by Jan-Maree after an Australian soldier, serving in Germany, was given a quilt by the Americans.

She felt that we could do better and she has. Even after her house burnt to the ground.

The project makes quilts and laundry bags (plus other goodies you can include) for Australia Defence Personnel on serving overseas.

Thousands of bags and quilts have been made so far.

I decided to contribute and made a quilt from a jelly roll and fabric found at Spotlight. Both have posted and are on their way.

the badge (left) is the Regimental badge; the label is specified by Aussie Hero Quilts
Apologies for the ordinary photos as I was rushing to get this in the post.

He's a Corporal in the Royal Australian Army

Thanks Dad, you are an awesome quilt holder - no shoes!

 A bright laundry bag
Last post I bemoaned the throat space on the Janome - a paltry 4.5 inches! Apart from the trials quilting this, I really enjoyed making these for the Corporal and I thank him and his comrades for their service.

It was such a good feeling to finish a project. It's been so long I'd forgotten the feeling! It has spurred me on to work on the other UFOs in the pile.

I hope your weekend had some sewing time.


Monday, March 12, 2018


. . . aaaaaanndd we're back.

Sorry about that. I got sick and then busy and then sick again and then it was suddenly March.

I know I said I was working exclusively on the EPP project but those darn squirrels at Katiemaytoo's and Canuck Quilter's found their way Down Under and set up camp at my place.

I'm working on the Aussie Heroes quilt because there's a deadline and I'm rubbish at deadlines.

So, just some random quilting because pushing this much quilt through the ludicrously small throat space on my Janome QC6260 is stress-inducing. This model is supposedly a Quilter's Special. Yeah right.

To be fair it was a gift and I was most grateful. It sews like a dream. You just can't quilt anything larger than a mug rug on it.

Just the binding and the label to finish next weekend.