Finished - tralala !!!
My 3D hexagon is all done.
Hand-quilted up to the borders and then I tried out my new machine to do some free-motion squiggling.
For anyone who doesn't know I started this quilt during the Olympic games 2008. It is a charm quilt - every piece is one from my stash and is different.
I have had the most fun ever doing this and am delighted with it. I would recommend making a charm quilt to everyone. So many memories tied up in this.
And because I am so chuffed with a finish I decided to do a "start" - lol !
I have limited space to store my stash and it is busting out all over. I need to get some used up. Now I have my new Janome I will be making backing for tops I have so that should make a dent. But I have been toying around with an idea for a while now. Want a look ?
2 strips joined along the length with a small stitch. These are width of fabric cut 2.5 inches ( good for jelly rolls )
Then I am trying something radical ( for me anyway - lol ) pressing the seams open. Do you do this ?
Using a 60 degree template cut like this.
Join 3 together - pressing seams open again.
Need to make a good few more - so far I have cut enough strips for another 20 blocks. Keeping this bright and using spotty and stripey fabrics as much as I can
All good fun
have a good day xxx