Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tula Pink Quilt...

Yesterday I wrote about the sewing we did on the weekend.
My efforts were on my Tula Pink quilt.
You can read more about it and see more pictures
 over at Mummy Crafts.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Weekend quilting...

Whenever we get together to quilt we do show and tell.
I thought I'd share last weekends' projects
(especially for you, Shelle ;o) we missed you!)
Here's Maivili's first quilt - nearly finished!
Just the binding to go.
The quilting is great - such a big quilt done 
on her domestic machine.
She says the lines are crooked
but I couldn't see it.

Here's Di's raggy quilt.
Gorgeous fabric!
She quilted the centres of the blocks then joined them
and cut the raggy edges.
Very nice job!
This is what Di was working on 
and is now ready to sandwich for quilting.
She added the borders which made it quite a big quilt.
Nice to think that some of the fabrics were 
Christmas presents from Shelle and Maivili.

I realised I didn't take any photos of my own project so I'll do that tomorrow.
But let me leave you with a newest Quiltitis member...
He is gorgeous 
but you can see that this quilting thing wears you out!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Last day to bid - Owls of Comfort


Today is the last day to bid for my Owls of Comfort quilt. The auction will end at 12 midnight my australian time (QLD-AEST). If i'd thought about it i would have had a much more civilised end time of 9pm, hey ho too late now. So the winner of the auction will be the person with the highest bid before 12MN. I will use the Blogger time stamp to determine the winner- it's a work day tomorrow and I need my (anti-grumpy) sleep.

If you have been sucessful I will send you an email, and we will take it from there. Please make sure that I have a way of contacting you! Email address or a viewable Blogger profile. If i have not made contact with the winner and received proof of payment within 7 days I will contact the next highest bidder.

The quilt and auction can be found HERE.

Please also look at CraftyMummy's items:

A Lovely Japanesse Bag- I saw it again at the weekend, and it really is a great bag. Click here for bag link

And a super cuddly baby quilt. Click here for Baby quilt.

The images of the floods are incredible. I drove out the Lockyer valley this weekend to visit friends (and do some sewing), the width of the Lockyer creek was huge, a usually small creek had river sides that were the size of a medium river- now with much much less water in it. Recovery will take a long time and lots of effort.  The nearmap's of Brisbane are incredible.     Nearmaps don't show the extent of flooding in Country Qeensland, and so many smaller towns have been affected for far longer than the flood in the capital city. So dig deep - your donation is tax decductable if you live in Australia (as goes directly to Premier Flood Relief appeal), and you get a gorgeous item too.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Auction Update..............

I am blown away by the auction that Toni, has organised. There are sooooo many different craft items up for auction, and so many people prepared to bid for them.  I think that the amount of community support that the floods have produced is simply amazing, the good nature and generosity of so many people just shines. Whether in physically clearing mud, baking food for those cleaning or being the person that sits and listens to the families tales- I am very proud to live in such a great place.

If you haven't had a look at the items up for auction - please do so- if you can't afford to bid, then many people are running a raffle for their item. It might be a good chance to win some amazing hand crafted projects.

Here are some of my favourites:

and of course craftymummy's beautiful baby quilt.........Mummycrafts

Hope you enjoy the look and maybe find something you want to bid for, or find inspiration to sew. 

The other option is to sew a block or 2 for retromummy's "Quilts for Queensland"

Lots of ways to get involved. The sewing maching is calling me..............

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Owls of Comfort- Qld Flood Appeal Auctions

Quiltitis members all live in Queensland, and the events of the last 3 weeks will be remembered for years to come. Thankfully none of us were seriously affected by the floods. I was stranded in a regional town in SE queensland on 2 occasions but this was only inconvienient. I was wonderfully looked after by Shelle and her family. The pictures of devastation in towns across the state are heartbreaking, hopefully this auction will help raise some funds for the disaster appeal and give comfort to others at the same time.

I will be adding a quilt to the auction, my "Owls of Comfort" which I quilted last year and finally finished over christmas.

It is a bright and cuddly quilt that would make a small throw for a single bed, a play mat for the floor or simply used to snuggle under on a cool night on the sofa.

It is 47" (120cm) square. It is flannel cotton, with a dark grey tone on tone flannel cotton backing. The wadding is 100% cotton. It is fully machine washable. It has been very simply quilted by stitching in the ditch.
 It has been sewn in a 100% smoke free home and the fabrics have not been pre-washed.

How this auction works: (Thanks to Toni Tonifor these details)
1.  Bidding will start at $50 (Australian). 
2.  You can place a bid by leaving a comment on this blog post with your bid amount and email address.  Please make sure that your bid is higher than the previous bidder.  
3.  Your bid must be in whole dollar increments.
4.  This auction is open to everyone, however $20 will be charged for International addresses.  Postage is FREE for Australian residents. 
5.  The auction begins NOW and will END at midnight on Monday 24th January 2011. (my Australian time)
6.  At the close of the auction, I will contact the winner (please make sure your bid comment includes your email address).  The winner will pay the winning amount directly into the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal and send me proof of payment via email.  Once proof of payment has been received, I will post your quilt.
7.  Thank you for participating and happy bidding!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Joining binding ends...

One day when Di was visiting me she showed me 
how to join the ends of my quilt binding to each other 
so that you end up with continuous binding.
Of course, today when I want to do that,
 I can't remember her instructions clearly!
But a little YouTube searching has found 
this video which I think explains it really well.
Hope it helps you too!