Saturday, May 02, 2015

THE BORDER

THE BORDER
 
CONTINUING WORK ON TINY 9-PATCH
 
Time to work on the borders.
CUTTING:
36 various dark squares - 2 1/4"
32 light squares - 2 7/8"  cut once diagonally into 64 triangles
8 light squares - 2 1/8" cut once diagonally into 16 triangles
TIME TO SEW:
At this point we are dealing with bias edges. Be very careful not to stretch any part of the pieces!
 
Sew two of the 2 1/8" triangles as shown.  Iron all toward the light color.  Now add one of the 2 7/8" triangles as shown.  Do this exactly the same way for the seven other end pieces.
 
 
 
 
Now making each of the "blocks" for the border:
 
 
You will need 28 of these blocks.
 
How to trim properly to 2 1/4":

 

 
Let's sew the borders (please be careful not to stretch):
 
2 end pieces and 7 center pieces:
 
 
 
Here are the extra half-square triangles I got done between each seam!  They are for another project, but it means I don't have to trim all the threads and I accomplish 2 things at once.  I must give the credit to BONNIE HUNTER OF www.quiltville.com for the leader/ender idea.  I get some of my best ideas from her!  She is amazing!
 
 

 Time to trim to 3" Wide. 

 
 
Next time we will make the corner blocks and then assemble the top! 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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