Today I completed my first block of An Angels Story by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched. I am using the Simplicity range of fabrics by 3 Sisters.
This is Hettie who has 'a hat for every day of the year and one extra for leap years.' Apparently she is 'often seen sauntering down Halo Drive follically heightened and halo enhanced.'
Over the last couple of weeks I have prepared all the blocks for this lovely quilt ... attached borders, ironed on the appliques, traced the stitchery elements and coloured these lightly with watercolour pencils.
The only thing I'm not completely happy with is the amount of fraying that occurred on the outside of the block as I stitched. Does anyone have any suggestions to reduce/avoid this? All I can think of is maybe zig-zagging around the edges. Any suggestions gratefully received.