Monday, May 23, 2011

Done.......

G'day

I hope your weekends were wonderful
we have had rain and sunshine, cool and warm
not a typical autumn

The top of The Aussie Spirit quilt is together..........


46" square

I have had a few enquiries to the background of this quilt......

In January when much of Queensland, and thereafter other parts of Australia, were badly affected by floods Helen Stubbings initiated a different kind of quilt drive.  She prepared lots of fabric squares with printed patterns (done by her) and provided some of her special Hugs 'n Kisses thread to people all over to stitch....  Everybody was provided with a block, some thread and instructions on where to send the finished block to... with some red fabric if possible.....

I have been one of the lucky people to recieve the blocks and put them together ...  The stitcheries are so great and depict so many typical Aussie icons.  I have to admit to feeling quite intimidated by working with all these lovely pieces.

Helen is a well known designer - you can view her website HERE and has loads of beautiful patterns including "Life is Beautiful" which I have seen on several blogs.... You can read all about her day to day activities on her blog HERE

I have documented most of the process, and had lots of help from other bloggers with decisions 
...... thanks to everyone for your suggestions, support and encouragement.....
..... and to the stitchers for your lovely work and contributions of fabric. 

You can read back on my process HERE.

This week I will be sending this top off to Helen.... she has other contacts who will put it all together and do the quilting ....

I hope the picture is clear enough to see all the pictures.... can you spot the Dunny, and the Victor mower, the kookaburra and the platypus, the Akubra and the Lamington recipe, the roo and the swagman.... I could spend all day looking.....
 

25 comments:

Samelia's Mum said...

Wow! What an absolutely amazing quilt. It is spectacular. The emu is eye/ catching :-)

Barb said...

That is a wonderful quilt!

Maree: said...

I have been watching your progress...Well Done it looks Great!!
cheers

Tarnyia said...

Love it... all the stitcheries are wonderful and such a fantastic idea... and you have done a WONDERFUL job of putting the top together xxx

Cheryll said...

You should be very proud of your effort. I LoVe all the OZ stitchery so interesting and full of memories too! A wonderful idea brought to fruition. WELL DONE! :)

Bessie said...

It is so exciting to see the progress and to have been able to participate by stitching a block. This is a wonderful project and so happy to be a very small part of it.

Sheila said...

Thanks for the history on this amazing piece of work .It is so unique and just beautiful ! hugs Sheila

Michelle Ridgway said...

Well done Fiona! I can see quite a few favourites that mean 'home' to me amongst those blocks. Looks great!

Anonymous said...

Whow Fiona this quilt looks fantastic i love the colour,well done

Kim B said...

Fabulous. You do great work. Hope you have a happy week. Hugs, Kim

Jindi's Cottage said...

You've done a great job in putting the blocks together...it looks fantastic :)

Allie said...

Job well done, my friend - you can be very proud of this! It's wonderful!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks fantastic Bubz....love the 'dunny"....

WoolenSails said...

That is a wonderful quilt, everyone did a beautiful job on their blocks and you, in putting it all together.

Debbie

Jo in TAS said...

That looks fabulous Fiona! Well Done to everyone involved!!

marina said...

it looks wonderful. I enjoyed clicking to enlarge the pick and seeing all the other blocks.

Jo in TAS said...

That looks fabulous Fiona! Well Done to everyone involved!!

Bev C said...

Thanks for doing all the hard work Fiona, meat pies and BBQ's how Aussie can you get.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Val said...

Thanks for the back story. It certainly is a great project.

Maria said...

The quilt looks fantastic Fiona.
Just love all the Aussie Stitcheries.

Melody said...

It looks fabulous.

Wonky Girl said...

Wonderful group project. Looks like you did good on your part :)

chook said...

wow you have done a fantastic job it is beautiful hugs Beth

Elyte said...

Wonderfully done Fiona showing true Aussie spirit.

Gina E. said...

Wheeee!! I can see my block! I was wondering how it was all going,as I hadn't seen or heard anything about it since I sent my finished block off to you. It looks fabulous.

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