Of all the finishing off, I think I am most pleased at myself for finishing this one:
I have had this cut out since my son was young enough to sleep in the Phil & Teds Cocoon. That means he was less than six months old. He is now 5!
In my defence, I liked the idea and then decided I had chosen totally the wrong fabric. These quilts work by you cutting out 6 identical triangles, then sewing them together to form the kaleidoscope effect. The ones I like best have very distinct areas of colour in them - whereas the fabric I chose (which has cranes all over it) made the end result very "wingy". You can see this more clearly in the picture below (pre-assembly)
The colours are so terrible in this picture - see the ones below for the actual colours!
I got all disheartened when I had only sewn about half of the cut out pieces together and just put away for another time.
Fast forward to moving here and I realised I had to ditch it or sew it up and give it away. I also realised I liked it more than I remembered especially once all sewn into threes and I could lay it out like this and play with clustering the greens and blues and darker and lighter patches.
I used up all the triangles I had already cut and decided that was the size it would be. I backed it with the remaining uncut fabric and then also bound it in that fabric. I would have preferred to bind in a solid but I just wanted to be finished and the recipient didn't mind at all (see below). I machine quilted it myself by going around each hexagon in the ditch. It took a bit longer than just doing the rows but it made the hexagons stand out more I think.
All up am so proud of myself for gritting my teeth and finishing this. Even bigger bonus - Thing One decided she really likes it and has claimed it! So worth it after all :)