I've been spending a bit of time adding my edging hexies to my pathway of white [this post notes my battle with the fun and beautiful orange fabric :-)]
This is how the edge looked this morning —
|Orange partial flowers attached to give a straight edge.|
Then I unfolded the glued fabric off the edge of my outer hexies —
|And pinned the edge to a 3 inch border strip...|
And sewed them together using the edge of the papers as my guide.
|Gulp - the first machine sewn seam on the quilt!!|
Oops didn't realise I had my leader and ender crumb
block in the photo too!
Next step, taking out the papers and pressing it.
|The border is possibly a bit wide but I can easily trim it |
a bit once I decide how I want it. I think I will possibly
tone the brightness down with a narrower border.
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And, changing the subject; Our quilting group had it's Christmas Day this week. We met out at someone's beach house, had a nice lunch, did some hand sewing and crafting and exchanged homemade gifts. It was a lovely day, with some good laughs and far too much food!
We each made one gift and each ended up with a randomly selected gift (pass the parcel left-right-right - left-right- left-left....and so on...around the circle).
Here is the lovely toiletry bag I received —
|Isn't the fine stripe effective around the edge. Thank you Ans.|
|A block keeper|
|I used leftover cotton batting for the pages and lined the cover with |
bag batting for a nice firmness.
Getting more confident with my stippling!
But don't look too closely!
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Thanks for visiting - happy stitching everyone,