I thought I'd show you my latest creation.
This is an "I Spy" style of quilt for a little boy of 4 under foster care with Barnardos. Our latest project at Stitching Hearts is to supply the local Barnardos branch with a quilt for each child under their care.
I have personalised this one with the little boy's name (blanked out for privacy)
The centre panel is a jungle scene with dinasaurs, and around it are squares of fun fabrics, sashed in two shades of grey/green.
Spider Man, horses, apples, birds, musical instruments, soccer balls & a bunch of trolls and gargoyles, in the pic above. I scored a great alphabet fabric from Spotlight yesterday for $4 a meter which I will use for backing. This one will go with me to Stitching Hearts tomorrow to be pinned.
I am making a similar quilt at the moment which is all in pieces on my workroom floor. This will be for a boy who is 3.5, and it has a feature panel with Bob the Builder on it. I'll show you that next time.
Last time I went to Stitching Hearts I brought home 5 quilts for Barnardos. I have been appliqueing the children's names on them to personalise them. I am doing it by hand as they are already quilted. Its so difficult to keep the applique stitches from showing on the reverse, and the bulk of the quilt makes it difficult to grasp. But they look good!
I've told you before that I go to Sydney every fortnight on a Tuesday to do research in the Mitchell Library. Well for the last few weeks the Library has had this World Atlas on display.
It is called "Earth Platinum" and is the largest book of its kind ever published. Conceived in Sydney, printed in Italy and bound in Hong Kong. Don't think there's room for it on my bookshelf LOL.
Have you looked at Google this morning? There is a cute animated gizmo on it celebrating the 151th anniversary of the first traffic light. It reminded me of a battery operated toy traffic light that my father made for me when I was about 4 or 5. I haven't thought of that toy for years! Sadly I no longer have it, and don't have a photo either.
Did your father ever make toy(s) for you?