What does all this have to do with freebies, you may be asking?
Well, there are still nearly 300 hexagonal patches left, most of them hand-sewn onto paper backing, which is more than enough to make a quilt of at least 1m by 1.5m (the hexagons are 8cm diameter). They just need stitching together, the papers removing, sandwiching together with batting and a backing cloth, and quilting either by hand or machine.
I am ready to move on to something different now, but many hours of choosing, cutting out, ironing, folding and stitching has gone into these lovelies.
Would anybody like them?
They are mostly bright colours, both patterns and plains, both new and vintage fabrics. Some are from a dress I had as a little girl in the 1960s, some are from 1930s pinnies, some are 1970s and 80s Laura Ashley. A real ragbag mix.
Hand sewn patchwork is more and more of a rarity these days but it's a technique I learned from my Granny and think is really beautiful. Whatever you make this way has love and patience stitched into it and will always look special.
So, if you fancy giving it a go and would like to receive 300 hexagons parcelled up and delivered to your door completely free, ready for a nice little spring project, leave a comment! Make sure you leave an email address or some way of contacting you if you are the winner. I will put the names into a hat at the weekend and send the parcel early next week to anywhere in the world.
Your finished patchwork will end up looking a bit like this (sans quilting)...
Please note that this giveaway has now ended.