24 June 2016

An Old Finish

Back in like March I was asked to bind an antique quilt that was made and hand quilted by my friend's friend's grandmother. It is all hexagons and totally beautiful.

Those are not reproduction fabrics!

I was slightly nervous, but also really excited because I had never done a jagged edge binding before. It was pretty difficult because those hexies are like 1 inch per side so the binding is a little thick. I ended up sort of sewing the points in while doing the hand sewing part so that it would lay flatter. I am more or less satisfied with the result and the requester was overjoyed, so pretty much a success!

The binding color almost perfectly matches the center hexagons

This counts as a double old finish because I was done with the binding back in like early May. I'm going to blame the newest addition to my menagerie for the delay in posting. Say hello to Pancake!


  1. Wow! This quilt is beautiful and your binding looks great! I EPP'd a full-size grandmother's flower garden quilt in 2001-2002. I started hand-quilting it and got distracted by so many other quilts. I was concerned about the binding, but after seeing yours I hope to get to that part soon and finally have a finished quilt. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh my goodness! I can't imagine the hours of work that must have gone into that quilt. It is beautiful, and the binding -- wow!

  3. Wow, bet that took a while! Way to stick it out.

  4. Beautiful work on the GFG! It gives me hope of finishing mine someday. And Pancake is absolutely adorable!
    Treadlestitches (Sylvia)

  5. I love the quilt binding! And Pancake is an adorable distraction.

  6. Hello, Pancake! That quilt is definitely a beauty. Your binding looks very professionally done. I can't imagine how much work it must have taken to get through all those corners. That's a good thing because I'll (hopefully) soon be binding one my grandmother made. I was thinking of cutting it to have straight edges, but now I can see that it's doable, I'll give it a go!