If you never ever ever want to make a hexie quilt with uneven edges, please pardon this photo heavy post. I took pictures of each step for those that might be curious. I used the tutorial by Amy badskirt. I am so grateful that Amy blogged about the steps she took and that one of my dear quilting friends (I can't remember which one. Please let me know if it was you.) pointed me to the tutorial. I love the shape of this quilt exactly as is and I really, really didn't want to make it into a rectangle.
So, instead, I tortured myself with sewing more hexies.
Here is the top, sandwiched, quilted and the batting trimmed.
Then I made another 76 hexies for the border on the back.
I whipstiched them together to mirror the edge of my quilt...
...and then whipstitched the edge hexies to the quilt top hexies all around the border.
The next step is important: I heavily starched and ironed all of the border hexies. And then I took out the threads and papers and flipped the border over to the back.
I carefully poked out all of corners and ironed it again and then pinned the edge hexies to the back of the quilt.
And, lastly I stitched the other edge of the hexies down.
Here is a sneak peek at the front of the quilt with the uneven edge. The quilt is drying now (after I washed all of that starch out). I'll put a finished photo up soon.