The ‘frame’ around the centrepiece is done.
A mere 320 pieces. Many, many more to go, but further progress will have to wait a while. I have an order for GF lemon meringue pie to fill for a lunch party on Sunday, and I simply have to do some stitching on my SAL project, as the next show and tell is due on Sunday. I haven’t touched it for about 6 weeks….
The next stage on Worldwide Friends will be to appliqué this frame to the furoshiki, a process which is going to be exceptionally long-winded. I will probably have to work with it laid out flat to ensure there’s no wrinkling at all. But once that’s done, the central piece will be consolidated, a substantial 35 x 38″ block. From then on, I can assemble further smaller blocks of hexies and add them bit by bit to break the job down into manageable portions. I’ve seen hexie quilts assembled where the maker has made a long row the finished length of the quilt, and has then added another long row to that, and another, and another. That sounds like torture to me. I’m a great believer in keeping the seams as short as possible, because hauling a large piece of quilt around to stitch together all those angles without busting all the teeny little hand stitches is quite difficult.
The rain has stopped and the sun is out 😦 but more is forecast 🙂