I finished the String melon top.
I made it with these vintage blocks
I used Warm and Plush batting.
Here it is after the hand quilting was finished.
the next step was to trim the edges
Next is the binding. I used bias binding. It was cut at only 1 1/2 inches wide , then folded in half so it was 3/4 inch then machine stitched to the top, folded to the back and hand stitched. It makes for a very narrow binding.
It measured 77″ x 86″
Teddy tested it out.
I always wash and dry a quilt when I finish it. so into the washer …..Teddy is waiting for it to be finished.
Here it is out of the dryer
The quilting really stands out because of the thick batting
Here is the back
The Warm and Plush batting was definitely harder to hand quilt but I love the look of the finished quilt and the weight….really heavy. It did shrink quite a bit, it is Now 73″ x 81″
I do think I will use the batting again.
It rained most of the day today but here are some garden pics from yesterday.