The last quilt has a solid for binding. The colors are indigo, so nice and deep the binding doesn't show up on the picture.
I have been telling myself to "journal" a bit more on how I do things:
Binding: The binding is cut at 1.25", sewn on the front using my guided 1/4" foot, and then folded double to the back and stitched down by hand. This makes a nice and slim binding.
From left to right:
A little table-topper 13" * 18" made from leftovers from this quilt top, using a Amy Butler FQ as backing, and Hobbs 80/20 cotton/ poly for batting. It's quilted in small scale meandering, and it turned out a bit stiff. Not washed yet.
Another small table-topper 14" * 27" made from a charm pack: 1974 and 2" english paper piecing cut templates. It is sewn by hand and quilted by hand. I used the Hobbs 80/20 for batting. This one is so much softer than the above one. Not washed yet.
The third one is 17" * 46" made from 4 pieces of beautiful woven japanese (ikat?) indigo fabric, purchased at a speciality store at a quilt show in Seattle. It is a two sided quilt (intended to be used on both sides). The "batting" is an experiment, very loose woven cotton (not sure what it is called in english). It is both hand-quilted and machine-quilted with straight lines, and drapes beautifully and soft over the edge of the coffee table. Not washed yet.