Hi all!  Hope you have all had a good week.  I certainly have!  Lots of lovely quilts heading off again this week and some lovely happy photos to share.  I have received a few blocks in for the Diddams Family quilts and on Sunday night I will post them in their groups – i.e. all the ones for Hens in one pic and all the ones for Ellie Lou in another.  That way anyone who is not sure of the colours can see how things are progressing and it might make it easier to choose your fabrics if you are having troubles.

I know for a fact that the first of our HMAS ANZAC quilts will be heading the post next week.  I am not sure how many are ready to go, but I know of at least two.  There are also some laundry bags currently being made for them too.

And now for the main event
The Quilts of the Week!
Liz of red kangaroo fame got three quilts off in the mail this week, each with a laundry bag.
You might remember that a mother posted a message from her son on our Facebook page.  He wanted to say thank you for his quilt and said how it had cheered him up when he was feeling a little down and how his room mates had been amazed by his parcel.  Well those room mates are getting quilts too.  This one will go to one of them.

I do love these stars!

And I can’t believe that I actually have scraps of this same skate boarding fabric which I just think is too cool!

Good old Disappearing Nine Patch Pattern. It always looks great!

I can show those last two sets of initials as these people have NO idea that a quilt is on its way.

This quilt was pieced by Judith from BOM blocks and quilted by Karen D.  Such a cozy looking quilt.

Kylie made this laundry bag which accompanied a quilt a while ago.  In case you are wondering I don’t show laundry bags with initials on them until they have been received or unless I am sure the recipient will not twig that it is for them.

 Jill sent this one off, complete with matching pillowcase – her 17 year old daughter, Siobhan, is a cutting machine and had quilt kits all cut out and ready for Mum to sew when she got home from a business trip.
And as if that isn’t enough Siobhan is halfway though making a quilt herself for a lucky young army fellow!  

This great quilt by Michelle is another of the “room mates” quilts….

with a laundry bag as well.  The third is not far behind.

I showed you this quilt earlier.  This is the one that Rachael sent to her hubby but it gets another showing in the QOTW.

This gorgeous quilt was made by Sue S – just love scrap quilts!
Chris from SA calls this her โ€œ Bargello on steroidsโ€ & I can cut & make the top in 3 hours – Hmm perhaps we need a tutorial on this one!

Pam M sent this one off.  You might remember that her RAAF son asked her to make quilts for his deployed friends – four were needed so this was a “spare” for us!  YAY!

Maria sent me the quilt top for this one, Caroline and I layered and pinned it and Judith quilted and bound it.  A real joint effort.

This is Judy’s first AHQ

and her first laundry bag!  More laundry bags are following along behind too.

And now for the other main event –

Heroes and their Quilts!

This quilt is one of my quilts.

Kelly and Carol combined to make this one.

Naomi created this one …..

and was particularly pleased with this block and so she should be – how appropriate!
And I can now tell you that this young man has just been home for leave, and has come back an engaged man!  AWWW!!! Congrats to the happy couple!

This great photo was posted on Facebook on Wednesday night   
love that happy smile and the comment below!

All I can say is thank you!  My Fiance and I are planning babies for next year after we marry in December and I know what our baby’s first blanket will be ๐Ÿ™‚

And from his gorgeous fiance….

That looks awesome!  I love it!  Thank you to all the women who made it for you! 

And the lovely quilt that Canberra Quilters made, arrived to a rapturous response – 

My quilt arrived today! YAY! It is absolutely fabulous! Thank you so much! 

And a couple of thank you messages 

for Caroline and the Nine Patches for laundry bags they made

I have just received my fantastic laundry bag that you made for me, it is even better than I imagined the colour is fantastic. Our rooms are all light tan and white so colour is wonderful.    Thank you so much for your wonderful gift and all the time you put into making these bags for deployed members, it is very much appreciated. 

Just wanted to say thank you very much for the laundry bag that I received today. I appreciate it very much and it is going to be so much nicer to use than the one that I have been issued.   Hope the weather in Australia isn’t to cold. It is very hot over here.

Thanks again.

Love it!  ๐Ÿ™‚

478 quilts and 390 laundry bags!

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