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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Mystery Quilt - Second Corner and instructions

Finally figured out what I wanted to do for the second corner of the border for the mystery quilt.

I decided to do a border that had been based on an adaptation of the simple 9-patch block.  Because the width of the final border is 4.5 inches unfinished the center strip is 2.5 inches unfinished, and the outer strips are 1.5".

Or at least on paper that is what the measurements should be to add up to a 4.5" unfinished border.   Sigh...........the best laid plans of mice and quilters don't always come to fruition, and it seems that the two border sections have actually worked out to be about 4.75" unfinished.   Grrrrr................  Then of course there is the directional print that i used that didn't cooperate for me when making the second section.

Net result is that I'm going to end up remaking the strips so that they finish out at the correct size and with the print going in the correct direction on both sides of the corner.

In the meantime, here are the directions for the corner.

2nd Corner Instructions -

Cutting -
2 - 1.5" strips of the background print
2 - 1.5" strips of the focus print chosen for the border section
1 - 2.5" strip of the background print
1 - 2.5" strip of the focus print chosen for the border section

Sew a 1.5" strip of the background print to each side of the focus print as if you were making a strip set for 9-patch block.   Press seams towards the focus print.

Sew a 1.5" strip of the focus print to each side of the background print in the same way.  Press seams towards the focus print.

From the strip set that has the focus print in the center position, cut 2.5" sections.   From the strip set with the background fabric in the center position, cut 1.5" sections.   Sew them together alternating the order of them as shown above.

I used 11 sections of both strip set, but am still debating on if I need to make them a little shorter.  You will need to play with how many you make depending on how big you want that corner to be.

2 comments:

desertskyquilts said...

It looks good anyway. I like the corners balancing each other. Why not make the other two corners before remaking these two? What if the other two also come out to 4.75"? Then they will all match!

Dorothy Matheson said...

I like the border sections you have. I agree with Susan, keep going and do the next ones. Great looking quilt.