a simple border. Every garden needs a border to keep the weeds out!
point it might be a good idea to give you quilt top a good pressing with some
spray starch. We will trim off those bricks on their bias. Be gentle! When
pressing and cutting, don’t push the fabric around!
Start in the
corner with a square ruler if you have it. Lay the ruler along the straight
edge across your pieced triangles and pinwheels, make sure you have a quarter
inch seam allowance, and down the side. Notice this edge is not right up close
to the piecing but out across the diagonal where your flower pieces join.
Carefully trim. Move on around the quilt top.
need to frame your quilt.
I use strips
cut 1 ½ “ from my white fabric. Measure your quilt across the center to see how
long your strips need to be. I would strongly suggest that you pin your border
down before sewing it on.
I start with
the long sides first. Both strips need to be the same length, measured across
the center vertically to get the length needed for the side borders. Sew those to your quilt top.
Now do the same
thing for the top and bottom strips. Measure across the center of the quilt,
cut to size and sew on.
Do you have
4 pinwheels left? Those will become your cornerstones for the border.
border is cut 3 ½” wide.
across the center vertically and make 2 side borders, pin, then sew them on.
For the top
and bottom border you will add a pinwheel block to both ends of your border, so
the pinwheel lands on the corners of your border. Measure across the center of
you top horizontally and add ½” for your seam allowance. Cut your border to
this length and add a pinwheel to both ends. Pin this to your quilt and sew it
Your Flower Garden is complete!
Quilt and Bind as Desired.
I want to thank-you for participating in our “Quilters Flower Garden
Mystery”.Flowers in honor of our quilt
show coming up in a few months.
This is a Bonnie Hunter mystery and is available on her website www.quiltville.com
underneath free patterns.
Bonnie’s is called “Old Tobacco Road!” It is a totally different look for
you to check out.
Bring you quilt to our guild meeting in July. Let’s have some quilts to
show Bonnie when she comes to our guild to give her lecture!