Are you ready to assemble? I know some of you have already done this, and I am enjoying seeing all your shares on the groups on Flickr and Facebook. I will finish up with the quilting next week, I know it will be November, but we just need an extra post to get it all in.
For both designs, arrange blocks in an alternating pattern. The borders on this one are simple, a pretty print or a textured solid first border. Certainly you can add additional scrappy borders as you like.
If you have done the tesselating design, you may wish to do the first border with the points extending into the border. This is fairly easy, just figure out how many points you need. You’ll make flying geese for those, adding fabric strips to the ends to complete the border. For the table topper you need four flying geese units.
So make the geese using two more HSTs per point needed. Instructions and sizes in the pdf.
Note that the scrappy print is the exterior of the geese, and the geese section is background.
For the table topper, the strips are added on each side, exactly the same length. For other sizes, I have included the formula for figuring out exactly what you’ll need.
Attach to the opposite sides first, then you’ll add 3-1/2 inches to the strip length to accommodate the first border width.
Attach the border pinning the points to be sure they line up nicely. Cut the border to exact length prior to sewing.
Now put the other sides on, again pinning is key to getting them perfectly placed. Here’s a pdf of the border instructions for the points – Stars on Autumn Lane Borders
Add more borders if you like. Quilt as you like and bind as usual. Next time I’ll show you how I quilted mine.
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