After a few days of vacationing, I got back to work on quilting and finished up the Corduroy quilt. I had a great time visiting Mackinac Island. Here is the last picture I took. Mackinac Bridge viewed from the parking area at the ferry dock.
After I got home I needed to get back to quilting, I spent most of the day on Monday finishing up the hand quilting. Here it is all quilted waiting to be bound.
Here is the back.
To bind this one I decided to use the backing fabric. In order to do that I cut the backing fabric 2 inches wider than the top, and trimmed off the batting the same size as the top.
I then folded the 2 inch overhanging backing fabric in half and pressed in a crease.
then folded that over to the front and pressed again …adding pins.
I machine stitched it down from the top.
I have done this by hand for some “fancier” quilts, but machine stitching seemed fine for this one.
Here it is after binding
Next into the washing machine, gentle cycle, cold water, and regular detergent (Tide) and then into the drier, medium heat. And here is the finished product. (click Pictures to enlarge)
Finished size is 68″ x 74″
Now back to work on one of the others