Medallion Quilt Along – Border 7 – Stacked Logs
November 30, 2008 § 1 Comment
Okay, you know the drill. We’ve made this type of border before. It’s a nice and easy one for this busy month of December. This border is nearly the same as Border 3a. The only real difference is that I made the logs a little bit longer.
Again, if your quilt is not coming out to be the correct size, this border is a great one to fudge. You could change the corner blocks to solid fabric and then trim the quilt to the correct size if it is too big… or make the logs a little bit wider if your quilt is too small. It’s a great opportunity to square things up and get ready for the next few borders.
- Finished width of border – 2″
- Width of quilt including seam allowances – 48 1/2″ x 48 1/2″
- Yardage requirements – 5/8 yard total fabric of a variety of prints.
1. Cut 68 – 1 1/2″ x 6″ rectangles from a variety of fabrics. This time I decided that I wanted all of them to be fairly similar in value.
2. Sew 8 rectangles together, end to end, for the inside row and 9 rectangles together for the outside row. Sew the two rows together as shown above to make one border side, trimming off the extra in the outside row. Make 4 of these and trim each of them to 44 1/2″ in length. The width should measure 2 1/2″.
Sew a border strip to each side of the quilt, pressing the seams towards the outside.
3. For the corner squares, cut 2 – 3″ squares each from a light fabric and a dark fabric. Mark the diagonal line with a pencil on the lighter 3″ squares. With right sides together, place a lighter 3″ square on top of a darker square.
Sew 1/4″ from the diagonal line on each side. Cut the square in half along the pencil line to create 2 half square triangles. Press open. You should have 4 half-square triangles.
4. Trim each of the squares to 2 1/2″ making sure that the diagonal seam is centered.
5. Sew a half-square triangle block to each end of the remaining two border strips. Sew these strips to the top and bottom of the quilt.
Yay! Border number seven is finished and should measure 48 1/2″ x 48 1/2″. Now go enjoy some holiday eggnog and relax. Don’t even think of the next border of this quilt until after the holidays.