Friday, 20 January 2012
Having spent all of Christmas working on my quilt I had to put it away for a while and do something different. I was getting hexagon blindness!
I've been drooling over several quilt patterns and new fabrics recently and have in mind a "proper" quilt to make, but first I really should finish the Japanese hexagon one.
So, last night at our Buns & Roses WI meeting I took my quilt along to get going on it again.
I now have nine and a half rows sewn together and it's looking pretty good.
It's getting pretty big so it keeps me warm as I sit and stitch.
I was delighted to be able to share my project with the WI ladies too. I received so many compliments on it and everyone wanted to know how (and why) I was doing it.
I do have a slight conundrum though - the edges.
When I started I thought I would leave it pointy as there are no raw edges and all the shapes are finished as they go. But now I'm not so sure - it feels like it needs something to finish it.
Any thoughts? I might keep the pointy edge but go round it with some binding. I could just straighten it off, or add a border, but the latter would be extra work and it's already taking rather a long time!
All input is welcome!