This is one of a series of 5 that I made when I returned from my trip to NC in June 2012. The only edge that is straight is the top edge. The other 3 were left at whatever slight angles they had when I finished piecing. I used facings on 3 sides and binding on the top edge. This was quilted several months ago and has been waiting patiently for its edge finish. Most of them have a one word name and I think this one might be Tilt! or Tilted or maybe it needs to be Falling In or Spiraling In.
I get questions every time I mention facings (and usually from a no reply) so I thought I would explain a little this time. Place the facing right sides together with the front of the quilt. Then sew it with the facing on the bottom, quilt on top so you can follow the edge of the quilt, along curves etc. If there were curves or corners in the quilt edge, clipping into the seam allowance would be necessary to get it to lay flat when turned. Next pull the facing out away from the top and edge stitch on the right side of the facing through the facing piece and the seam. Then it is all turned to the back of the quilt and pressed, which is shown in this photo.
Turn the edge of the facing under and hand stitch it to the backing and batting.
The edge of this quilt required a deep facing, about 4-5" to be able to stitch along the shapes on the edge and still have enough facing fabric to turn under and hem. There were lots of places that needed clipping into the seam allowance to be able to turn it to the back.
Here are the four together that are finished. I have one more to quilt and I think it may be the largest one. From left to right the sizes of these are: 39" x 44", 30" x 40", 28" x 29.5" and 34" x 33". Only the third from the left has all straight edges. The rest were left wonky.