The first border that gets added are the 4-1/2" x 34" print border strips.
Add one to each end of the quilt. They will be wider than the quilt top so after stitching they will get trimmed.
|stitch un-pieced print borders to the ends of the quilt.|
|Trim off excess border fabric, even with the edge of the quilt.|
Piano key borders.......
you may have been wondering what we were going to do with the rest of the strip pieced sets.
It's for the next border on the quilt.
Cut the remaining strip pieced units into sixteen 4-1/2" segments.
|cut sixteen 4-1/2" segments|
Make two piano key borders by stitching together 8 segments for each.
Press seams in one direction.
|Make 2 piano key borders|
Press seams to the print.
On to the last border!
Remember the border strips that you put together in the October 28th posting .......
Stitch one to each side of the quilt, matching the seams of the border with the sashing seams at the middle of the quilt.
|Match seams of border piecing with sashing seams at center of quilt|
The ends of the borders will be longer than the quilt so you will trim them even, as shown below......
okay ~ there's the borders but wait we're not done yet.........