It's not always easy to make something for someone you don't know without the direction of a swap that might have specific guidelines about what to make, but in this case Sarah happened to comment that linen and Heather Ross was her favorite combination. I just happened to see that comment the day I was trying to find some inspiration for her present.
I had seen similarly constructed quilty items and I just decided to start with a hexagon and build it out, in rainbow order, log cabin style.
You can see that the yarn dyed essex linen gave me a little trouble with some stretching, but overall I love the design and all the fun Heather Ross fabrics. In fact, I actually cut out two of all the pieces in an effort to make it easier to make one for myself some day!
I added some hand stitching around the princess :)
Well, I hope you are all having a lovely summer (or winter, depending which hemisphere you're in), and I promise not to be gone so long. Almost back to school and routines, and more me time. sigh, mixed emotions!