I chose this simple material, because a border of it can be seen from the front and so I had to pick something with the right colour that wouldn't detract from my own sewing. I made these patches when travelling on a train with him from the South West, so he'll probably recognise them. Which is rather nice I suppose... They are part of the story.
I wanted to sew in words inside each hexagon, about the things we had done, but I am running against the clock and it seemed a little obessive. He gets the idea as it is, so I only wrote inside one hexagon.