I was hoping to have this all pieced for my partner in the Brit Quilt Swap. I think it looks a bit plain to just leave it like this so I'm thinking my partner would prefer a border of squares round the outside in more DS fabrics. I hand appliqued the octagon ring onto the linen. In order to avoid any really horrible creases in the linen I fused some light weight interfacing to the back first. It worked wonders in making the hand appliquing go like a dream. One of the things that appealed to me about octagons in a ring like this was the star shape in the centre. I love using the DS fabrics and I'm thinking of using them when it comes to my month in the hipBee's. With that in mind I may have ordered some more. I wasn't going to be buying fabric because I'm saving for a new sewing machine. However, Hadley made me do it.
She practically gave me a Chinese burn, whilst kicking me in the shins and threatening to steal my stash (apart from any brown fabrics obviously) by pointing out the great value bundle you cold get over at Jo's shop. I'll look forward to getting that in the mail. It's been ages since I've had a good mail day!