I had not much experience with HSTs at the time, so I cut my fabrics exactly like the pattern said. My seam allowances weren't as scant as they ought to have been. Arrgh! Better store such a project away for a long while. Now I have unpicked some seams, cut down several hopelessly too small squares for a smaller project, and cut lots of new more generous squares. I have drawn diagonal lines, sewn diagonal seams and cut 146 medium/dark HSTs and so far 116 dark/light HSTs.
Still a lot of sewing and cutting and trimming to do before I get to the fun part, arranging the squares to blocks.
This year we have had to wait for warm (over 20C/68F) days longer than in 50 years. In Järvenpää, the same organizers as before have planted flowers to cheer up the streets, especially this ugly fence around a parking lot.
In 2013 they used boots and in 2014 handbags as planters. The florist shop sells a special bouquet of flowers all year, and for each sold bouquet they donate one plant for this project. They have donated 1,000 plants again this year!
I really like this year's idea with bicycles that have reached the end of their cycling life, painted all in different shades, with all kinds of baskets and
even an old barbeque on top of a painted suitcase or a metal bucket look fun.
Another Aviatrix baby hat for a friend to give to the future granddaughter (?) of her sister. I really like this pattern and I hope it will suit the baby. The flowers can be removed if the baby is a boy.
This is the first year that our rhododendron is in full bloom, at least this one. Maybe it likes this 12C/56F temperature and the strong winds!