Tuesday, 5 June 2012

A special request received

Another gorgeous quilt has made it to its new owner.  This beauty was made by Kylie.  

The recipient asked for something with an Aussie Aboriginal type design that depicts the Aussie homeland, travelling cross-country, and navigating by the stars (ie the 'Southern Cross')

When I first read that request I thought "oh my goodness that is going to be a hard one" but I put it out there and Kylie said she could work with it and boy! did she hit a home run!  This is such a perfect quilt for this particular guy!
And a little more aboriginal fabric in the laundry bag.
Even Kylie's gorgeous young man, her 9 year old son, got in on the act.  Kylie gave me permission to show you the letter he wrote.  Great job Wilfred!

Here is the response-

A couple of boxes arrived for me today.

It was quite an eye-opener to see the results of the work that you ladies have put into the AHQ quilt and laundry bag. Absolutely awesome and also now pulling in crowds of admirers amongst my work buddies.

I'm impressed and appreciate that you were able to incorporate the suggestions for traditional Aussie colours, designs and the Southern Cross constellation. Thank you so much.

I have a new team of work colleagues who have only recently arrived and weren't previously aware of your AHQ team. They are now keen admirers of your skills and handicraft, currently draped over my work area - and too good to take to use, let alone put my dirty clothes anywhere near the laundry bag!

I will endeavour to free up some time and get some photos for you.

A special message was included just for Wilfred that I haven't published - it is Wilfred's to enjoy.
Then we received promised photos.
Another message for Wilfred.

Gidday Wilfred

Thought you might like this picture. Most people finish playing with sand pits when they're about 6 years old or so. Here I am working in a sand pit that is as big as a country - and have a look at the temperature reading on the thermometer. 

Then a message for us - 
well, it was addressed to Kylie and I but we want to share it with all of you.

Gidday Ladies 

Here's the pic that I promised. The quilt and 'laundry bag' bag are certainly getting some attention around here. One can tell that many hours of effort have gone into planning the details, even before the stitching is started. I am stoked to see how you have incorpoated the colours and the Southern Cross. Just awesome. 

I am most grateful for the support that your team is giving to the guys and gals out here. 

By the way - the temperature on the thermometer?  


Ugh!  That is a bit too hot for me!

Here is hoping that some of this fellow's work mate send a few requests for quilts and laundry bags.  

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


  1. Awesome quilt Kylie as I said before it is stunning. And yes you make beautiful quilts...just saying....bahhahaha....
    OMG the temperature.....I would with over there, thats for sure...I hate heat...LOL...Awesome pics...Thank you!!!! ok back to making more quilts....LOL

  2. That quilt is amazing. Love it. Kylie your design is genius. What a gorgeous letter back and forth. I think Wilfred will have a new friend for life. Love those hot wheels.
    New header pic looks great Jan-Maree.

  3. What a lovely post......that quilt is unreal...Kylie has upped the anti now....love the new look too...

  4. Wow, what a stunning quilt- Kylie (what? another Kylie besides me?- or is this her *real* name? Wish my *real* name was Kylie...cos I wannabe her and I wannabe this Kylie too cos her quilting is gorgeous) Kylie has upped the anti, too. I wonder where that saying came from?

    Anyway, really cute of Kylie's son to send him a letter and a Hot Wheels car- I know how precious they are to a young man!

    Popped my May blocks in the mail yesterday, didn't have the po box addy with me so they've gone to your home.

    Love the new BOM. Haven't made string blocks before, so this will be fun to try. Jan-Maree, most of my leftovers haven't been washed, can I wash the blocks after I've made them if I carefully stitch around the very egde of them (so they stay in shape?) Just worried if I wash my scraps before I sew, they'll end up very frayed...Maybe handwash?- I normally machine wash and throw in dryer, sometimes hang on line. Whaddya reckon?

  5. Great article. Thanks for the info, super helpful. BTW, if anyone needs to fill out a form US NAVPERS 1336/3, I found a blank fillable form here: http://www.iit.edu/nrotc/navpers1336-3-special-request-chit.pdf and here http://pdf.ac/3o5fL0. I also saw some decent tutorials on how to fill it out.