Pointy Squares Pieced Border

When we were doing the Big Star quilt, quite a few wanted the alternate border pattern.

pointy square

The pattern for the Big Star quilt is here.  This is the alternate border.

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The alternate border is simply two squares and a flying geese unit.  Two squares:

Block5And a flying geese unit:

Block 4

This is the block.

Block 3

You will need an odd number of blocks on the top/bottom and side borders for this to work.  If your border has 4″ blocks, your squares would be cut 2-1/2″ and your flying geese unit would be 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ unfinished.  If your border has 6″ blocks, your squares would be cut 3-1/2″ and your flying geese unit would be 3-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ unfinished.

Make it as scrappy or as planned as you like.

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Comments

  1. 1

    Pat B says

    Judy I love yur setting squares. you cume up with some of the neatest ways to set your blocks

    Pat B in NY

  2. 3

    Cynthia H., El Cerrito, CA says

    Wow. “Just” a flying geese unit and two squares. This is why YOU are the Queen of Quilt Borders! :bowing to you: This is a whole ‘nother way of doing things…I LOVE flying geese.