CONTINUING WORK ON TINY 9-PATCH
Time to work on the borders.
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!