Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
I have completed 18 blocks of the 30 needed for a QAYG string quilt for the bushfire victims. I have never done this method before but am finding it very easy. Not only that but I am using up mega scrap from my strip boxes. I actually have 2 empty large shoes boxes now and I haven't seen an empty one of these for years. Its incredible to think you make a lovely quilt completely out of scraps, so I am certainly 'stashbusting' here. A few of my friendship group are going to get together on Wednesday and again on Friday in the hopes of getting another few finished. Another mad firebug has been at work in the Otway Region which is closer to where I am but still a fair way away, but considering how quickly the fires spread last week one can never be sure. Precautions, precautions, I think are the order of the day at the moment.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
All in all I think we would end up with about 10 or so quilts (when they are all finished) and the members would like to either adopt a family or town. As yet I don't know how to go about this but with all the messages tooing and froing on the Southern Cross Quilters List I'm sure it will be possible in the near future. I hope so anyway. If not we will leave it to others to distribute.
Monday, February 9, 2009
What a very sad weekend. So much devestation, loss of life, property and wildlife here in Victoria from horrific bushfires. I spent much of the weekend listening to the radio to keep updated on the fire situation around the State. Saturday was far too hot to sew, about 44C here, so instead spent much of the day checking out a lot of great blogs via the blog rings I am a member of. Yesterday was much cooler down into the low 20s much better for sewing. I was able to get two heart blocks done for Southern Cross Quilters who are having a tough time at the moment either through sickness or loss of a family member.
I had hoped to post photos of two more 6 inch blocks but my camera decided it had had enough (probably heat stress!!) so this will have to wait until it has had a visit to the repair shop or been replaced with a new one. As I am now to the end of my download month this will probably be my last post for a while.