It was a machine marathon in the studio this week.
Once I committed to the double diamond design in the sashing, that added many extra quilting hours to finishing this project. But I was a happy camper, listening to music and CBC radio - learning, relaxing and quilting all at the same time.
The outside edge sashing design was just a single diamond. I debated about whether to put the binding on before or after the quilting. I decided to attach the binding first, and then quilt the outside edge.
It was so helpful to have the stability of the binding with all the twisting back and forth while quilting. It was easier to stitch "dot to dot", rather that drawing all the quilting lines (the outside edge lines were half the size of the double sashing double diamonds that were stitched throughout the quilt).
So now the quilting is done, and the binding is on, so today and tomorrow are all about hand stitching the binding to the back of the quilt... one of my favourite things to do!