Border For Last week's quilt

Posted by Ruth on 17 June 2013 | 0 Comments

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Last Monday I put together my Card Trick and Grecian Squares, but could not decide on a border. I decided on the one with the dots, third from the left in last weeks photo. I was going to use the squares (4th from the left) but found I didn't quite have enough of that, so the dots it was.

I used a 4" border for this so my quilt with 6" blocks ended up 42" x 30". That would make a nice bright cuddly rug for a baby or changing pad.

Also, I had a couple of my students request the measurements for making the 12" blocks so here they are. 

For Card Trick Block cut: (makes EIGHT 12" finished blocks)

ONE 5" strip of four different fabrics - sub-cut into EIGHT 5" squares
ONE 5 1/2" strip of those same four fabrics - sub-cut into FOUR 5 1/2" squares
TWO 5" strips of background fabric - sub-cut into SIXTEEN 5" squares
TWO 5 1/2" strips of background fabric - sub-cut into EIGHT 5 1/2" squares.

For Grecian Squares cut: (makes SEVEN 12" finished blocks)

TWO 2 1/2" strips from light and medium fabrics
TWO 5" strips from light and medium fabrics - sub-cut into FOURTEEN 5" squares
ONE 4 1/2" strip from background fabric - sub-cut into SEVEN 4 1/2" squares.

When the blocks are joined, you should have a 36 1/2" x 60 1/2" quilt including seam allowance. This is double the smaller quilt so I would probably just double the border amounts too. Therefore you would cut 4 1/2" strips for the black border and 8 1/2" strips for the outer border. The finished quilt would end up at about 60" x 84".

If you make this quilt, I would love to see a photo of it finished, or your proposed fabrics before you start. Enjoy!

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