Melbourne weather produced a lovely wintry weekend and I have spent the weekend working exclusively on my hexie flower garden.
I have been unpicking basting threads and pulling off the template backing till I could barely manage a pinch movement with my fingers by the end of it, but they are all done! This morning I gave the top a lovely press and it is sitting well. I thought it would be good to start cutting into the border fabrics and one thing led to another, as it does, and I thought I should decide whether to applique or embroider the butterflies on the border. I got carried away tracing butterfly bits and selecting scraps of fabric to use, just to see how they would look.
here are some of the butterflies that will fly around my flower garden border..
Once I measure the borders accurately I will iron them onto the border fabric. Looks like it won't be finished tomorrow but I am happy to keep working on this top.
Hope you have had a lovely crafty weekend!
ps if you would like to see another of the Stitching round the block finish.....Carol at the Patch Craft has made her top into a cushion and it looks lovely. Wonder what happened to all those stitchers that joined in, did they finish their tops? Would love to see them....