Earlier this month we went on a visit to the RAAF Base at Richmond. I told you all about that here.
One of the things we were asked to do in preparation for the day was that each participant had to bring a laundry bag. Since the Dearly Beloved came with me on that day, I had to make 2 bags to take. The theme was either Australiana or RAAF. Since my mind was a total blank with regards to an RAAF design, I chose Australiana.
This one was personalised, and was for one of the ladies who helped organise the day for us.
And this one just had a patch on it for the recipient to write his/her name.
I was on a roll with the bags, and cut out two more at the same time. I find it is easier to make a batch of bags once you get into the mood to do them. Having done that, Jan-Maree gave me some names, so I appliqued the initials onto the patch and posted these two off direct to the recipients.
Aren't the skulls fun??
Last but not least, I got "She's Apples" quilted and bound, and sent that off to my recipient. Hope he likes it.
You can't see it terribly well here, but I put a striped binding on this quilt. Here is a detail to show you.
Amazingly the fabric was in my stash and matched the quilt perfectly. I had issues with that binding! I made it using the continuous bias method where you sew up a tube & cut it on the bias. Well something went wrong with my calcs, and there wasn't enough by a long shot, so half way through putting it on, I had to stop and make more. Not sure if it is the formula I sued or my maths. Will have to make it again and see if I get the maths right next time.
Remember a while back I told you about a day at Jan-Maree's when Robin and I put together the pink elephants? Well Robin took the top home, quilted it and brought it to Stitching Hearts last time we me t to show me the finished quilt.
Isn't it fabulous?? I just love it. Anyway Robin also made a laundry bag to go with it. Very hard to see in this photo, but there are a couple of elephants on the bag as well.
So these have also gone off now. Hope she likes it.
Til next time.....Keep on stitching.