This lovely chocolate-y masculine quilt by Nadene from WA is our 16th quilt (out of a hoped for 25) to go to Egypt.  Not all have been posted yet.  A bunch go tomorrow and more will go on Thursday.   The current twenty-five Aussies are there till mid August so I am hoping that we can get one to each of them by the time they leave and then start sending some for the new group.
I have to say that I really like this pattern.   It is a fabulous way to stretch your stash of expensive aussie fabrics.  The Aussie fabric squares are 5 1/2″ and the sashing strips are 2 1/2″ making the resulting squares  36″.  The borders are about 3″.  Of course you could vary the sizes with each quilt depending on what fabrics you have to work with.  I think there is one of these in my future!
Great job Nadene!!!
 And here is the back  – love this too.  Great boomerang fabric!
This is a similar quilt completed by Liz.  I am going to use some of the orphan blocks I was sent to make one (or more) of these.

Selvedges have become a really popular material to work with but not all of us are using them for one reason or another.  There is a lovely Aussie Heroes Friend, called Erika, who would is collecting hers and is wondering if anyone out there has any they don’t want.  She would love yours if you are not using them and she is happy to cover the cost of the postage.  Erika does a lot of sewing for charity so it would be nice to be able to help her out.  Leave a comment if you want me to put you in touch with her.  I know she would appreciate it. 

Till next time……………keep spreading the word and happy stitching!