This month we will make the blocks for the pieced border and somewhat assemble the border. This is the block we will be making and it will measure 3″ x 6″ finished, or 3-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ unfinished. It will be 3″ tall and 9″ long.
You will need 32 blocks. Each block will require:
- 2 half square triangles using Fabrics 1 and 2. The half square triangles will measure 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ finished, or 2″ x 2″ unfinished.
- 1 flying geese unit using Fabrics 1 and 2. The flying geese unit will measure 1-1/2″ x 3″ finished, or 2″ x 3-1/2″ unfinished.
- 2 flying geese units using Fabrics 2 and 3. The flying geese units will measure 1-1/2″ x 3″ finished, or 2″ x 3-1/2″ unfinished.
Use your favorite method of making half square triangles and flying geese to get these done.
Don’t get excited when you see this photo and don’t get ahead of me but this is what the border will look like.
Instead of putting those individual pieces on the left and right side of each block, we’re going to put one piece between them, and so as to make sure your pieced border will fit your quilt, do NOT add the end pieces yet. We will do that when we get to the point of adding the border to the top and we can measure to be sure everything fits just right.
See how the piece looks between the first and second (on the left) blocks . . that’s what we’re going to do but again . . do not add Fabric 1 pieces to the very far ends.
Those connecting pieces are cut from Fabric 1 and they are cut 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″. Cut 28 and sew them between the pieced blocks. The top and bottom borders consist of 7 blocks each and the side borders consist of 9 blocks each.
Again . . do not add any Fabric 1 pieces to the far left and right ends of any of the borders.
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