Phew - they are finally up and it's only taken at least 5 or 6 years and the most part of the last 2 weeks. It all started with Caroline Zoob's kitchen curtains back in 2003 (written about in this post in 2006) and then a chance buy of my own on ebay not long after. Not quite as faded and beautiful as Caroline's but hey it's a start.
The piece measured 1 metre square with all the paper templates still sewn in and looked like spaghetti junction at the back. It still does really but I didn't want to line them as I felt it would block the light shining through which makes them look like jewels.
Most of the paper templates had been sewn into the actual patchwork and were a nightmare to remove and I won't tell you how long I have been removing tiny threads! And should I tell you I 'lost' them? I turned our freezing attic upside down for 3 hours trying to find them 2 weeks ago only to discover they were downstairs all along..what a saga! But today I finally put them up. Yay!