So I'm hoping you all have managed border 4 without any major hiccups! I've been stalking your Marcelle Medallion Quilts on Instagram and I am absolutely BESOTTED with the gorgeousness out there. Really. I can't remember who I was chatting with but I mentioned that this quilt is really hard to stuff up color-wise because as long as you alternate values it all comes out looking so scrappy/piecey/wonderful!
It has also been really excellent to see so many beginning quilters gain confidence with what looks like a tricky, impressive quilt...that will WOW people...but is actually, once you get down to brass tacks, not too hard to do! (So says me. Ha!)
This week we're going to talk about border 5, the brick border.
First of all, gather your bricks. You need to split them into four piles - two with 22 and two with 24 bricks. Here I've just used a few. :)
Press your seams to one side.
To start your first brick border, use your fingernail to make a crease in the center of the SECOND brick.
There we go! A nice little crease.
Line the crease up with the seam of the second strip.
Line them up and pin to help accuracy!
Once you've sewn them together, I like to snip the ends off.
Press and admire! A brick border!
Now for both of these brick strips, you'll need to fold it in half and cut it so you have four. Mine ended up a little big so I had extra room on the ends, but no big deal!
Now, I have to confess...I finished my quilt top! My good great friend Sel came over on Thursday for a rainy day of sewing and I kept on sewing...and sewing...and then I was suddenly out of sewing to do! Because I was done! I'll be pin-basting my quilt in the upcoming week.
I feel like lots of other people have been run away finishing their quilts...I know I'm not alone! :)
Later this week I'll pop in and have a quick chat about border 6!
Okay! GIVEAWAY TIME! For this week's swag we have a charm pack of Briar Rose, two coordinating colors of perle cotton, and some Amy Butler stationery! Be sure to link up with pictures of your Marcelle Medallion progress* and spread the word too! I love seeing these and sending out pretty parcels makes me so happy!
Here's the link up - good luck!!
*PLEASE submit photo/blog pages that are clearly linked to a Marcelle Medallion quilt. I do check time stamps and I do read every one of the entries submitted - this should be a Marcelle you started after 1 September 2013 and must be past the stack stage. Instagram and Flickr photos totally count, but linking up to a non-related photo or blog post does not. Thank you!