Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Anatomy of a Memory Quilt Part 3

The next part is the border. I decided to make them with half-square triangles.

I start out with charm squares, which are squares of fabrics 5 inches square. A light colored and a dark colored one are paired.
I chain piece them together which just means I stitched each of the squares together without lifting the foot of the sewing machine.
 Each square needs to be sewn 1/4 inch along each side.
After sewn each block is cut from corner to corner.
I use a cutting mat which is turns, it's really helpful so that I don't have to cut left-handed or move the square.
Then the magic happens, you open each corner press and trip the little dog ears. Easy peasy half-square triangles. I needed about 80 for this quilt.

Here's what they look like on the quilt. I added sashing between.

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