Since I’m finding myself with dedicated hand sewing time (I take one of my grandsons to speech therapy twice a week) and my Hexie project is pieced, I thought I might finally get back to this top.
I purchased these blocks sometime before 1997. I know this because I remember which house we were living in. They came with this little copper template, ideal for use with a rotary cutter to cut background pieces.
The seam allowances on the flowers are about 3/8 of an inch, less than I’d like, but I felt I had to keep going with that.
It seems that I get most tired of a project about 2/3s of the way through and this was no exception. I haven’t touched it in ages. Encouraged by my progress on the last hand piecing UFO I finished, I picked this up again. Here I am now.
I have no idea how I will finish the edges on this. I hope my current momentum on this will continue. Have a great day!
Wow, it’s so vibrant, just fabulous and worthy of finishing! If you continue to enjoy the process, that is! I know what you mean about getting tired of a project!
You’re doing great. How about hand stitching the edges to a border? Know you will find the right solution. You always do. Blessings and keep sheltering in place.
That little template is sweet! Do you have to add the seam allowance or mark it after cutting the hexies out?
It is very special! My Mom finished the edge of hers by appliqueing it over the top of a straight border. It kept the pretty detail without having all of those angles to bind.
Again a special quilt is under your hands !! Ifinished a bow tie in those years. The top only……
Looking at your top I thougt : ! What a pleasure will it bee to see the scraps of those years !
Memories . All the best in these weeks!
Wow Katy, that’s really gorgeous!! I can’t offer any suggestions for finishing the edges but I can’t wait to see what you do 🙂