Saturday, May 24, 2014

First border

Happy Memorial day weekend, I hope you're finding plenty of time to work on special project. Flowers and yardwork are done here, that seems like a typical thing to do on Memorial Day weekend.

Now it is time to talk about the first border that goes around our block. We will be using more orphan blocks later on in the Quilt, we just need to add a couple of borders so it will look like a medallion style Quilt.

You will have two different options to choose from.  The first option is a solid border around your 12 1/2 block.

Cut two strips of fabric  3.5 x 12 .5 inches
Cut to strips of fabric 3.5 x 18.5 inches


The second option includes cornerstones
Cut four strips of fabric  3.5 x 12 .5 inches
Cut four cornerstones 3.5 in.²

 Your block should now measure 18 1/2 in.². If you have any questions, just e-mail me anytime or post a comment here.  Thank you for all of you that e-mailed me pictures of your blocks, it is great to see the different  blocks you are choosing from your orphan blocks stash.
Have a great weekend and happy stitching,

1 comment:

  1. Mine is done. Sigh - took a photo but the camera isn't reading it true - looks burgundy when it's really purple. Already 18 inch square! Thanks Rosemary.