As Daylight Fades
3' x 2'
Here are the last few steps to finishing off the quilt. The photo above shows the edges as even, but they aren't completely straight. Where blocks of silk fabric stuck out unevenly on the edges, I allowed them to stay that way and cut the backing fabric to match.
Pin the quilt top and batting to the backing fabric and cut it to match.
Using one strand of embroidery floss, in one of the lighter colors (light blue), blanket stitch around the outside. You can see in the photo above how I allowed the uneven blocks of fabric to stay that way.
Pick some spots around the back of the quilt to add buttons for stability. I stitched through all the layers, aiming to stitch around a seam on the front and adding the button to the back. Stitching around the seam does two things: it helps to hide the extra stitch on the front, and it gives it a bit more strength rather than stitching through a single layer of delicate silk. I usually add about 5 or 6 buttons for a quilt this size.
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