Quite a bit of progress with my garden ( flowers and foliage ) hexagons.
The top left pile have all been hand stitched down. The right pile are pinned ready to stitch.
The front pile are cut out in the 2 sizes, backing being the larger size as it get folded around the batting and front fabric to be sewn down on the front.
These 4 show how I have been saving fabric. Cutting out hexagon especially from fat quarters is quite wastful, so I use bigger yardage where I can
From my left overs I sew Strips to form a new fabric then cut the hex from it.
This shows how the hexagon template allows me to see under neath. This hexagon is stalks / leaves / foliage and they will be used between some of the floral hexagons.
Some I have joined on an angle as I don't want all vertical and horizontal lines.
Here's how I joined it . Sewed along where it is pinned then flipped it over and trimmed the excess green from behind.
I am only joining the top ( smaller / front fabric ) hexagons. If I joined the backing it would create difficulties with neat folding required to keep the hexagons the right shape and size.
Did I tell you how generous some of my fellow quilters have been with their fabric. They looked through their stashes and scraps and came along with bags for me to take what I liked from. I haven't made all the decisions yet, but intend giving them all a voucher for more new fabric as a thank you because some have given me quite big pieces.
Other good news to share. Our Kiwifruit crop packed out well. We got the largest # of trays we have ever had. A 19 % increase on our previous best so we are very happy about that.
Thank you for your kind Comments too!