Mmmwhaah!, quilting, Sewing

Mmmwhaah! Quilt Project Part 5 – The Borders!

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to Part 5 of the Mmmwhaah! Quilt Project!

This quilt is really coming together quickly!  Now it’s time to get to the borders!

Ready?

As a reminder, here’s the design from EQ7 Mmmwhaah

The first border is a pink, single fabric border.  The corners are not mitered so the sewing is very simple.

Find the center of the pink strips and match up the centers of each side…DSCF4910

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and sew…DSCF4908

Borders are sewn on opposite sides first and then a longer strip is sewn on the 2 remaining opposite sides.

Then with that big stack of half square triangles…DSCF4902

press those seam allowances to one side.  I pressed them toward the orange but it doesn’t matter.  Then start sewing them together.  You’ll want 4 EQUAL lengths of 25 units each.  To 2 of these units you are going to sew those orange cornerstone squares to the end of each side…DSCF4979

So you’ll end up with 2 short lengths and 2 longer lengths.  Sew the 2 short lengths to the pink border, in the same manner you just used for the pink border.  So shorter strip of 1/2 square triangles will be sewn first to 2 opposite sides and then the longer 1/2 square triangle strips with the 2 side cornerstone blocks will be sewn to the other 2 opposite sides!

Here’s a look at how I pinned.  Because I pressed the seam allowance towards the orange I lost the ‘point’ in under the seam.  I used pins to help me guide the sewing machine needle so I’d hit the tip of the point.  If I just sewed without figuring out where my points were there’d be a good chance I’d chop off all those triangle points!DSCF4967

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Here’s those points!

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That was the hard part.  Now the only thing left is to add the yellow borders!  And those get sewn exactly the same as the pink, and I match up the other side of those points on the 1/2 square triangles!

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The top is finished!

Stay tuned for part 6!  The Quilt Sandwich!  I can’t wait to start quilting!

Happy Quilting, Happy Sewing!

~Cathy

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