This week we tackle a slightly scary border. So scary, in fact, there are two weeks alloted for this border...one for cutting, and one for piecing!
As you can see, I am up to border 3, and am ready to start my flying geese!
Firstly, there are several ways to make this border, but I am going to illustrate how I cut it (according to the book)! In order to accurately piece this, it must be accurately cut. This block is so teensy that it needs definite care!
- rotary cutter
- cutting mat
- squaring-up ruler with 45º line
I chose to use a bright medium blue for my geese centers, and low-volume fabric as my geese corners. I cut the fabric to the directions in the book, in squares.
Then I lined the top edge of the main fabric square up with the 45º angle on my ruler. I made sure my points were exact!
Then you cut along the ruler line. I try to cut four or fewer at a time. Any more and you'll definitely lose accuracy. Cutting two at once would be even cleverer, but I'm pretty confident in my rotary cutting skills by this point!
Next up are the background triangles. You will do the same, lining the top of the square against the 45º line, then cutting across the diagonal.
Only this time you will carefully turn your ruler (and yourself, be safe!) and you will line the left hand side of the square up against your 45º line, crossing over the existing cut.
There you are - all your half square triangles (HSTs) and quarter-square triangles (QSTs!)
All you need to do to be eligible for the prize is to link up with a progress shot and let everyone see how you're going! Can't wait to see how everyone is going!!