Two methods of tied quilting were required for the assignment. Because I had only one sample, I decided to combine them in the one piece. Can you pick out the two different approaches? Here's a detail shot to give you a better idea:
The other thing I've done with this sample is finish the edge on one side, just to see if it would work well. I trimmed the batting right back from the edge, and the backing to 1/4" (or so -- I did it free-hand). Then I folded and finger-pressed that bit of seam allowance and whip-stitched it to the already-folded edges of the outer hexagons, using the same fine silk thread I used to attach the hexies to each other. I rather like the results, and when I have a few moments here and there, I'll go around the other 3 sides with this technique. With the zig-zag edging, I'm thinking it might be interesting to mount the finished piece on stretched canvas -- or on a solid-coloured quilted background (a quilt on a quilt). What do you think?