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Monday, November 26, 2018

Finally back to blogging!

The past five years for my husband and I have been so full. More about that later.

I’m now a radio operator with the Caloundra Volunteer Coast Guard after joining this emergency service two years ago and qualifying in May 2017.

Whilst on radio duty recently, doing a shift on a Tuesday instead of my normal rostered day (due to having to have ear surgery), I took in some scraps to cut out in to more useable shapes and sizes. I managed to get quite a bit done and was very impressed with what I got done in a few hours.

I cut out 2” squares, 1 1/2” strips and 2” strips. Marking the ruler with masking tape so I could easily see the 2” square line really speeded up the cutting.

I hadn’t ironed the fabrics before putting them in my Coast Guard bag (along with rulers, rotary cutter and a small A4 sized cutting mat) so I used the defibrillator in the Radio Room to help flatten the fabrics out. That worked a trear!

My aim is to eventually make quilts for Quilts of Valour to give to Veterans  and sometimes their family members, as a thank-you for their service. I found a great website with heaps of scrappy quilt patterns that will be great for such quilts.

I’ve been honoured to present Quilts of Valour now to Veterans for 2 years so I’m looking forward to actually being able to make a quilt for them, not just be the presenter of the quilts.

https://www.quiltedtwins.com/free-patterns-layout-2/

    


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4 comments:

Lynda Coker said...

Such a great preparation idea. Sometimes cutting all those pieces can be boring, but doing it a little at a time makes it enjoyable. Hope your volunteer job is always calm and peaceful. Love all your fabrics too!

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