It is finished! I spent much of last week quilting and binding this quilt. Measuring 64 inches x 73 inches this is the largest quilt that I have quilted myself.
A few words used whilst quilting cannot be repeated here. Straight line quilting (most of it continuous) means a lot of turning the quilt whilst it is still under the sewing machine. There were no disasters and I do think it was worth the effort. The quilting adds a very sleek and modern touch to an otherwise traditional pattern.
I used Anna Maria Horner - Little Folks - Voile for the quilt back. Again there were a few issues with the basting process as the voile just won't stick to anything. (I even went to Bunnings where my request for tape with high tack was met with an odd look and concern for my floorboards rather than for my quilt!). Towards the end of basting the entire quilt sandwich was again afloat on my floorboards. As stressful as that was, I need not have worried as the quilt was quite stable by then.
The combination of Liberty and Little Folks voile fabrics has given this quilt a lovely drape and a buttery soft feel. To make your own Hour Glass Quilt the tutorial can be found here. The borders that I have added to this quilt are both the same width as the Hour Glass Blocks (4 1/2 inches finished).
The Hour Glass quilt has commenced its journey to its new owner in the UK, where I already know it will be taken care of and much loved.