This friendship quilt was given at a farewell dinner this week to one of the members of our sewing group. She is leaving Singapore to return home to the UK early next month. It's always sad to say good bye but luckily she will be coming back from time to time as her son is still living here. All the best Carol, we will miss you!!!
I had a blast with my Dutch friend. We did a bit of shopping, a bit of sight seeing and a LOT of talking. This is her before the final of the world cup; as you can see, she still has a big smile on her face. After she left, I found the orange t shirt in the rubbish bin ;).
I haven't been very productive the last few days. I've played a bit with my hexagons (taking over the dining room table)
1. Cut your fabric (I fussy cut mine) and then cut a piece of aluminium foil (can be reused many times) a bit bigger than the fabric. Layer the foil, fabric and paper template.
2. Fold over all sides, taking care to get neat corners.
3. Press with a hot iron on both sides (be careful not to burn your fingers as the foil will get very hot).
4. Wait until the foil is cool to the touch and then unwrap the "parcel" carefully.
5. Press again on both sides.
6. Voila, you have a very neat hexagon and if you are careful, you don't even need to baste it.
I leave you with this picture of a sun set taken a couple of days ago from our house. Doesn't is look like the sky is on fire?
Have a great weekend, everyone.