THE QUILT OF FORGOTTEN FABRICS IS FINISHED, YAY!
So here's the basic story...
In February I decided to see what the interest in paper-pieced hexagons was all about... I went delving into my Overload, and came across a bag of dubious-looking fabrics, that I do not even remember buying... so with them, I set about teaching myself hexagons & really fell in love with it... Joining in with One Flower Wednesday over at Journey of A Quilter was great fun too.
But then, what to do with all these mish-mash flowers? I thought a sofa throw would be a good idea... this whole thing has just evolved as I went along, and this is the end result...
The quilt measures 39 inches by 46 inches. Each flower was machine-appliqued to a 7inch square, then an orphan petal sewn to each corner, once the squares had been sewn together.
A close-up of the quilting... how much turning and turning did I do?!
You can see the backing here, this quilt looks great on my sofa, and has been snugged under already.
I hope you can also see the binding, it looks fab... I made a label for it by stitching my name & the year onto a 1½ hexagon & stitching it into the binding on the back... Can I say I am a bit pleased with myself?!
Never fear, I will continue to make hexagon flowers, I have a few projects on The Grand Plan...
I am so glad I have done this... I've learned some great new things, made new bloggy friends along the way & have learned a lot about progressing a project that takes a long time to make.
I appreciate everyone's encouragement along my journey with this, especially my OFW pals... and YES I think you will be seeing more quilts here at HibiscusHQ!!