Finishes #2 and #3..........

Finish #2 for January.
I finished the hand stitching last night on the binding of this batik Bento Box quilt.  It is 56.5" x 80".  There isn't a pattern for this version.  I just used measurements that I wanted to make the blocks.  Here is a mini tutorial on the way I assembled the blocks. 

I bought the batik that I used for backing on sale a few years ago.

Finish #3 for January.  I finished the machine stitched binding on this batik Trip Around the World last night too.  It has 120 different fabrics, 5 different fabrics for each color ring.  Here is a post about mug rugs where I explain how I do the binding.  The only difference is that I cut the strips wider for a large quilt and sew it on with a 3/8" seam. 

The batik backing is another good sale purchase.  The quilt is 66" x 91". 

This post shows the fabric choices and the size of the pieces when I was first working on it.

The vertical line quilting drew it in about 3.5" in width.