I was struggling to think of a present for Louise when I read a technique on Posy gets cosy blog. This involved a quicker way of patch working involving iron on interfacing. You just cut out the patches, place them on the interfacing (butting up against one another) and then iron the patches down. The seams become a snap to sew then, just long thin seams, without the fiddling of lots of little seams. Works an absolute treat. I added the border and am rapt with the result. I have my fingers crossed it doesn't all fall apart in the first wash.