I have taken a break from my stars this week and finished off this pincushion and needle book for a friend:
The hexagons are English paper pieced and appliqued by hand. I basted them without going through the papers this time, which meant I could leave the papers in for a nice crisp edge when appliquing and then cut away the back to take the papers out afterwards. I would use that method again for small hexies like these.
I have also *finally* made a start on basting my hexagon scrap quilt ready for hand quilting.
Here it is all laid out ready to baste:
And here’s a progress shot:
I am looking forward to hand quilting this over the winter months – a favourite way to pass the dark, cold evenings!