I thought that I would show you how my 2013 hipBees quilt has turned out. I spent most of last week piecing flying geese for the sashing.
I had a big dilemma about the outside border as I really didn't want to make anymore geese. The feedback on IG was to continue the sashing into the border. I spent an evening debating this with myself, knowing that it was the way to go. The next day when I got down to it, I realised that I didn't have enough background fabric to do this. I then had to rethink this all over again. I procrastinated for a day and then decided that what geese I could make, I would put into the border. I also chose a busy print for the border, so that the juncture between the sashing geese and the border wasn't too stark.
I know that I am not completely happy with that border but it is the best compromise that I could come up with. The background is actually a self patterned fabric and is no longer available so buying more wasn't an option.
Now for the full quilt..
As you can see it was windy, and just as I had coerced my men to come outside to hold the quilt top for me, it started to rain heavily and then thunder. These are the best shots that I could come up with. I will try again, when the weather is better and the men are free.
My next problem is how to quilt this one. Do you have any ideas? I would really like some help on this.