Here’s a progress report for my first ever AHQ output.
Now I have to piece the back, including a panel that will hold the official AHQ label. That dark navy and white kangaroo print is too good to blow the whole lot in one go, so I’m going to use a section of it, and hoard the rest.
Here are some of the personalising details. The embroidered patches are just bought and stuck on, but I’m quite proud of the abstracted VW vintage Kombi appliqué. The VW badge on the front, however, was just too big an ask, so I did that in fine tip permanent marker… Hope it survives the Navy laundry!
I’m not too unhappy with the way it looks. It’s actually quite hard to make something for someone you don’t know at all, a young man whose tastes you’re not sure about, with quite scanty information about colour and interests. I suppose I’m spoiled normally by being able to discuss with future quilt owners what they like and want… It’s been a balance between producing something they’ll like and want to use and something I want to make!
Right now, I haven’t really considered it much yet, but the quilting’s going to be just enough to hold the layers together, nothing fancy, and for durability it will be machine quilting. The binding will be blue.
Now then, that little puzzle from the end of my last AHQ post. They’re maritime signal flags, and this is what they mean: