FTC DisclosureBorder Quilt Quilt Along buttonThe finish line is in sight! I’ve added the next two borders to my Border Quilt, and now there’s only one to go.

Are you sewing along? It’s not too late to make this gorgeous quilt. Jen of Patterns by Jen designed a beautiful medallion quilt that I couldn’t resist. You can purchase the pattern from Jen’s shop any time. You might choose to use the same Enchanted Forest flannels from Northcott that Jen used or forge your own path. I opted to shop my stash for a scrappy monochromatic quilt. Did you read the post about choosing a scrappy palette?

Border Quilt Quilt AlongBorder #10

Sooooo many half-square triangles! Using a Tucker Trimmer I or similar ruler really helps to make accurately sized HSTs. I ran out of room on my design wall, so I didn’t plan the pinwheel layout in advance. Instead, I winged it and just tried to make sure I didn’t have any fabrics that matched up in adjacent pinwheels.

Border #11

I prepared all of the “solid” borders in advance, so all I needed to do was find the right sizes and put them on. Here’s where I came up about 10″ short (one of the hazards of using fabrics from the stash is sometimes not quite having enough) and substituted a slightly different shade of Grunge–miraculously, I can’t spot the difference after it was all cut up and stitched in.

Do be sure to cut the borders to size before sewing, rather than sewing them on and trimming to fit. Pin your borders before you stitch them on–pin the center and the ends, then every six inches or so in between, easing in any excess fabric to avoid pleats. Stitch slowly and press carefully in the direction indicated on the pattern.

Border Quilt Quilt-Along

Next Steps

Don’t put away your Wing Clipper I ruler just yet. The last border is a flock of flying geese!

Here’s the full schedule:

Sept 12 – Making the center
Nov 7 – Pinwheels with a background border
Nov 21 – Flying Geese
Dec 5 – Finishing touches
Check in with Patterns By Jen for a list of every post related to the Border Quilt Quilt-Along on her site, and be sure to visit all of the other participating bloggers to see other amazing versions of this fun quilt!
Border Quilt Quilt-Along
Products mentioned in this post:
Border Quilt from Patterns By Jen
Border Quilt digital pattern
Wing Clipper I
Wing Clipper I
Tucker Trimmer I
Tucker Trimmer I

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