Yup, that is one finished quilt top. Somewhere in the region of 1,050 1.5" hexagons (I haven't actually worked it out exactly yet), over two months of sewing (I don't even want to estimate the number of hours), an awful lot of abandoned housework and more paper hexagons drifting around our sitting room than I care to think about. But it was totally worth it, I love this quilt top.
We're going camping today, and I really wanted to take the backing fabric with me to sew while we're away, but in the interests of saving space (and because I haven't actually cut it yet) I'm taking my charm quilt hexagons along instead.
What, you thought I was bored of hexagons? You must be joking! I seriously can't get over what a portable, easy little project they make, and I enjoy sewing them together just as much as basting them (apparently this is the favoured part for most people).
Apologies for the ugly matting under the bench - they have it by all the benches in this otherwise very pretty park, I guess to stop the grass wearing away to nothing and then turning into a quagmire when it rains.
In other news, wouldn't these make a pretty bouquet? I'm not really a hydrangea kind of girl, but seeing these ones practically glowing in the park today made me think that they could be kind of pretty. Also I hate the idea of a load of hothoused flowers wasting all that energy, so the more British, outdoor grown flowers I can find, the better! Plus they'll go with any of the multitude of colour schemes I'm choosing between at the moment. I may be calling on the blogosphere for opinions next week.