We have been restoring our garden, adding layers of compost, fertiliser, topsoil and mulch over the builders rubble. Add some sunshine and spring showers, and we are beginning to reap the rewards.[As I write this it is 37degrees and hoping all is not lost!] Raw edge applique and hand quilting. I have used a mitred facing to finish the quilt, as described by Brenda Gael Smith on her very useful website serendipitypatchwork.com.au - alternative quilt finishes.