Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A good day's sewing.

Today I finished off an Aussie Hero Quilt, ready to be sent to a person serving on one of our Navy ships.  I did this as a disappearing 9 patch, a block I hadnt tried before, and I enjoyed doing it.  Think I will do another one very soon.

 I added some embroidery to give it a touch of Aussie - the stylised map of Australia
 and the Southern Cross.
I also made a laundry bag to accompany it on its sea journey.

This panel worked out very well for a laundry bag.  I put one seam in the centre back instead of the usual 2 side seams.

I also finished off this month's project from Sewing Club at Sew This and That.  I had almost finished it at the class, so just needed to do the final assembly.
 The folder is to keep our Sewing Club notes in.  Just what I need to help tame the papers in my sewing room.  The words were to be appliqued, but  I chose to  embroider them.  Otherwise I think it would have ended up being a next year's UFO.  (so fiddly).
 The sewing machine  is pieced, lots of small odd shaped pieces sewn together to make it.  It went together into the right shape, surprisingly.  It then has 2 layers of pellon under the machine part to give it a puffed trapunto look.

These 3 fabrics are ones I bought at NikkiTervo's shop when Joy, Wendy and I visited her last week.  I thought the background button piece would suit the folder perfectly, then found the other pieces to coordinate with it.

11 comments:

shez said...

wow marilyn what a lovely thing to do,the quilt and bag are fantastic as is your folder,well done.xx

Jindi's Cottage said...

I'm doing a Disappearing Nine Patch for the first time at the moment and I can so relate to using the block again - what took me so long to give it a go, it's such a fun block to play with. Your quilt looks great, I'm sure it will bring a smile to a soldier, I like the map and southern cross detail.
Lovely folder, smart woman going with embroidery over applique for those words.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You have been busy,,,,love that folder....

Noela said...

Your folder is gorgeous Marilyn. The quilt is also lovely and whoever receives it will love it I'm sure. Hugs....

Chrissie said...

You have been so busy, love all your projects especially the folder

Susan said...

Disappearing 9 patch can be so creative - love your - great fabrics for a Nay person. Love the folder too - very cleaver to piece a machine shape like that.

Wendy said...

the quilt looks great, I love the secondary patterns. So generous of you to sew for a sailor.

Love the pattern file, that sewing machine on teh front is wonderful!

Fiona said...

Great quilt.. the disappearing 9 patch is fun ... looks so different every time I see one... I just love your pieced machine and the folder... great job...
Hugz

Sisbabestitches said...

Fabulous AHQ quilt and laundry bag! Love your sewing folder, and brilliant idea to go with embroidery, it looks great :)

Wendy B said...

the folder is wonderful marilyn....and what a great use of the fabric you bought at Nikki's!!! You're slick!!!...now I'm feeling guilty!!! However, I have used my new usb stick...does that count!!??? LOL
xox big sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

Khristina aka Khris said...

You have been a busy girl Marilyn. Love the Aussie Hero quilt and the aussie touch.
Hugs Khris