Friday, 27 January 2012

Aussie Hero Quilts

Hi Everyone

Last week while I was blog hopping I found a great blog my a lovely lady called Jan-Maree.
Jan and her quilting buddies are making quilts and laundry bags for the troops in Afghanistan as it is quite cold over there at the moment, and also to show that Aussie are thinking of them.

After looking into what I could do, I found a blog entry showing how to help.  After uncovering some fabric... and some Aussie teatowels ... I took to the sewing machine.  So over the last week I have put together 5 quilt tops for Jan-Maree and the Gumnut gang.  Here is the picture combo of them all.  The lighting wasn't the best.... Can't get outside because it won't stop raining!!!!

So these will be headed off to Jan-Maree next week for completion and postage off to the Aussie Heros in Afghanistan.  Great idea and keep up the good work guys !!

On another note I picked up my fully quilted "World Traveller" from Carolynne today and it was just as special in person.  I am now going to work on binding in before Thursday next week.  That will be our first week back to class/gathering as the "Nine Patch Quilters".  Since Michelle Marvig closed her shop last year alot of us wanted to stay together as a group, so we did a bit of investigating and found a nice community centre where we will hold our weekly get togethers.

Oh My God---- Oh My Stars quilt-a-long is full steam ahead... I have completed 4 of the different stars and in the last week or two 5 more blocks have gone up... Wow I know what I'll be up to for the next couple of weeks.

Til next time




  1. The quilts look absolutely fabulous and so Australian - I will get them quilted as soon as I can. Thanks for joining in!

  2. Great quilt tops Caz. well done.

  3. Wonderful effort by you for the Aussie soldiers xxx

  4. You did a great job! I'm sure it will be appreciated.

  5. Hi Caroline! I saw Jan-Maree's post about your sew-in and I have to applaud you! Great and wonderful job getting 14 quilts quilted in one day! You ladies are AWESOME!