I finished hand quilting the wonky nine patch last night. Now don’t say I can’t believe how fast you quilt….I worked on it almost non stop since I started, (about 60 hours), and it is a small quilt and the quilting is very simple.
I used Hobb’s Tuscany Silk batting on this one and it quilts like a dream.
Here it is with the quilting finished before the binding is done
I trimmed the backing and batting leaving 2 inches of backing beyond the top
I fold the backing over 2 times and then sew to the top to make the binding.
after that was done I put it in the wash (delicate setting). I wanted to get the crinkled look that is caused by the shrinkage of the batting. The silk batting shrinks quite a bit. Before washing the quilt was 50″ x 60″ now it is 45″ x 55″ I love the look and now that it is washed, and dried in the dryer on low temp, it is soft and has the most amazing drape.
The quilting is simple wavy lines using red perle cotton thread #8 and a size 5 embroidery needle.
The backing is a plaid flannel
I might add a hanging sleeve and use it as a wall hanging….
a few more pictures