Well, I have finished the hand embroidery and have managed to sew the strip together. I have added the first border, it is a soft pinky peachy colour. Looking at it now I think I need to trim it down to about 2” finished, at the moment it will be 3½” finished.
I found the pattern for the friendship braid on The Quilter’s Cache. I used 20 long fat quarter fabrics, I cut them into 2½” strips, and then cross cut them into 7½” strips I then followed the sewing sequence as explained in the pattern. I cut the leftover strips into 5½” strips and I am currently sewing these together to use as the final border. I hope to have a finished quilt sized of 88” x 85” (223cm x 215cm).
I must say I did enjoy the time spent with my friends and now I’m ready to get back into my sewing room! Looking at my calendar I’m not sure if this is going to happen, we seem to have hit the silly season on this side of the world, I don’t know how much machine sewing I will be doing in the next few weeks, but I will definitely be doing some hand work.
I started this tiny little hexagon crochet project!
Hope to share this with you next week!