Sunday, August 13, 2017

Summer Star Sew Along Step 5

The border options have finally arrived! The first option is the one that was originally shown every week so far. The next two options are for making the quilt in two smaller sizes. Obviously, you can make your borders any way you want, or not make any at all. Why not just make nine patches from the star fabric if you want them to be colorful? I encourage you to play with it and just have fun. I can't wait to see what you all come up with!


finished size of quilt is 92'' x 92''


Option 1 uses 8'' x 10'' border blocks and 10'' corner blocks. All strips are cut the same size and pieced the same way as the nine patches are, the blocks are just sewn in four rows of five as shown above. Make 36 border blocks and 4 corner blocks.


finished size of quilt is 88'' x 88''


Option 2 uses 8'' blocks. All strips are cut the same size and pieced the same way, the blocks are just sewn in four rows of four as shown above. Make 36 border blocks and 4 corner blocks.


finished size of quilt is 84'' x 84''


Option 3 uses 6'' blocks just as the rest of the quilt. The border blocks and corner blocks are shown above. Make 48 border blocks and 4 corner blocks.

Personally, I'm leaning toward Option 2 at the moment. But for the sake of full disclosure, I'm not finished with last week's step of putting the star together. I am close, but not quite. So it's okay if you are working at your own speed as well.

I would still love to see your progress, or lack of, or just cute pics of your dog, whatever you want to share! I know you are all following along because there are literally thousands of clicks on these posts eVeRyDaY and yet Angie is the only one linking up. So don't be shy! LOL 

Enjoy every stitch!
Diane





5 comments:

  1. I think I still like the double border best. In my case, it will help use up more blue fabric!

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  2. I don't have a blog to link to so I'm not sure how to share my progress.

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  3. What a great quilt! I'm going to have to go back and get the info!

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  4. Wow. so great design.I`m going to read all the post.Is scraps fabric?

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  5. Hello Diane. I wanted to leave you a comment on your blog post for today, but I couldn't. So that is why I am here instead.
    I love, love, love your quilt top just as it is and wouldn't change a thing. I actually like the center so much better. It looks beautiful with all the scrapiness.

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I love to hear what you have to say, sadly, the spam has gotten ridiculous, so I will be approving comments from now on. I apologize for any inconvenience and I truly appreciate you taking the time to comment. Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

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