Crochet edging - I crocheted the majority on the journey to and from Saltaire
Lots and lots of hand stitched hexies
Close up of the trim
The blue and white spotty was from my stash - bought at the car boot last year - I did have to patch it to make it fit.
I hand quilted around all the hexies
I really enjoyed making this project and am proud and amazed that I stuck to it - I am a craft butterfly and often flit from one project to another - so to finish it is a great achievement for me. The only machine stitching in the quilt was to attach the backing to the front all the rest is hand stitching - not bad for someone who used to sew Brownie badges to sashes with the machine!
Hexie fabric a mix of repurposed clothes, vintage fabric, Cath Kidston, Tanya Whelan and others. All from stash - oh forgot to say some of the hexie fabrics were courtesy of Louise and about 5 were from Janet Bolton's stash. Janet taught a workshop at Louise's and I was cheeky and asked if I could have one tiny piece of fabric to make a hexie and she kindly said 'take what you want'. I took about 5 pieces and incorporated them into the quilt.
Backing pale blue and white polka dots - from car boot.
Trim Patons 4ply cotton in pink.
No batting - I wasn't sure what to do about batting and decided to go without as I didn't have any in my stash and wanted to keep the cost down. I am glad I did as quilting has given the piece a lovely texture and it is a really good weight.
Pattern for the trim - very easy but effective - chain 3 then in the first chain do two double crochet (uk terms) repeat until trim is long enough.
Postie just been more wool and a new craft book - yeah.