My Outback Wife hexies are on the quilting frame! This began back in March as a demo and I loved it so much I just kept going. This fabric; love, love. I’m so glad I’ll have it with me always.
If you haven’t heard before, it’s barkcloth, lovingly researched and reproduced by Cathi Bessel-Browne, a farmer’s wife in Australia who also happens to be a dressmaker and now world-traveling teacher. Stories of their life in the Outback are woven into the designs and names of the fabrics. Sadly, the company she was working with has ceased operations, but for the moment many of the fabrics are still available. (I stock them here in my Etsy shop. )
I enjoyed cutting up the designs- with some hexies containing a flower and some almost all solid background, each cut was a surprise. I gave myself 9″ strips and used whatever section I got.
Here’s a little roundup of progress photos so far.