I finished the hex quilt.
Here it is after the quilting was finished.
Next I trim off the extra batting and backing.
I cut the binding on the bias. I never trust my math so I test the fit before sewing it on.
I sew it on to the front then turn it to the back and hand stitch it. Then Teddy checks it 🙂
Here it is finished before washing.
I always wash finished quilts. I get them dirty as I work on them and I like the feel and look of a washed quilt better. They are softer and drape better and they look more inviting to me. For this quilt I tried a new (to me) batting. Hobbs Tuscany Wool cotton blend
I don’t follow the washing instructions (rebel quilter) .
It says to use cold water and to dry flat. I used warm water and dried in the dryer. Why? It is so much easier to use the machine. I actually don’t mind if they shrink….I like the crinkles that causes. the quilt finished at 64″ x 84″ before washing and it is 60″ x 80″ after washing and drying, about 5% shrink.
Here it is after washing and drying.
I did the hand quilting with Perle cotton thread in assorted colors.
Here is a post about how I do big stitch quilting https://timquilts.com/2013/05/05/more-on-big-stitch-quilting-and-a-video/
Here are a few closer pics of the quilting.
I plan to hang this one so I will need to add a hanging sleeve but other than that it is time to go back to some of the other unfinished quilts in the line.