I finished up sewing the binding down on this little pretty last night. I really usually do not enjoy hand sewing binding on, but on these little projects, its the perfect thing to do while vegging on the couch, catching up on our Netflix cue. Instead of using the usual double fold binding I use on regular quilts, I tried a single fold binding, using this tutorial from verykerryberry. I really like how slim and non bulky the binding is, I think I will cut the binding maybe at 1 1/2" vs. the 1 1/4" I did for this mini, but all in all I like the look!
The finished quilt measures 17" square, and the center square of "paintbox" hexies measures 11" square. I didn't follow a pattern in making this, but based my bordered hexie idea off of Lee's tutorial for her Hexing around block, only in miniature. I'm pretty sure my partner digs this, fingers crossed!
After spending far to long just looking at the quilt top and waiting for it to just tell me how would be best to quilt it, I decided to go simple, with nice clean echo quilting 1/4" on either side of the borders and horizontal seams of the hexagons, and I'm quite happy with my decision.
Now just to whip up a few extras to add in to my package, I think a pin cushion and some pin toppers are in order.
Hopefully my partner enjoys!