But I can report that Horizons is finished - the quilt that I feel I have been working on for months and months for the Festival of Quilts Contemporary Quilt gallery.
And here is the finished quilt (hanging over the back of a door).
And a few thankyous are in order.
So thank you to Kit Lang ( one of my textile heroines and whose blog you can find here) who pointed me in the direction of this wonderful instruction for a hanging sleeve.
And thank you to Quilting Arts who gave me the idea for the edge finish to this quilt from one of their free e-book down loads.
I used organza to finish the edging - neat but not overpowering to the rest of the design.
This is a lovely technique (but does need a steady hand - whoops that hole in the photo below is not supposed to be there!)
A strip of organza is cut and folded over the edge of the quilt to be bound. Then pin and then sew.
Then using a hot soldering iron tool you 'cut' away the surplus material close to the line of stitching. (But you do have to be careful not to burn away fabric that you don't want to loose! This is actually a close up of the sample - but that hole is not supposed to be there! )
Today I packed it up and posted it - next time I see it will be at FoQ.
This is my first FoQ quilt so a bit of a milestone for me.
Here is the little 20 cm 'sample' for handling.
And here is the statement on the back.