Saturday, 8 November 2014

Country Revival Progress

All the reverse quilting has been done, thanks to my wonderful husband.  The borders have been removed and the flowers are gone.

I have added new borders using the Fibanacci Grid for 6 inch blocks and am currently piecing one of the outer borders

The photo does not do the borders justice and of course the quilt is not completed !



One of the outer borders is made up of 2 inch squares.  I have found the strip method the quickest way to make this border.



The strips were cut 2.5 inches x 7.5 inches. (the finished border is 6 inches wide) 

The strips were sewn together in lots of three using a flat seam.

Blocks before trimming and cutting
Back of block showing flat seam

The block is cut crossways to give three x three block units.  2.5 inches by 7.5 inches

Three block units

Sew the units together carefully matching the seams. Your border will need to be an even number in length divided by two.  My borders were 76 inches long divided by 2 inches = 38 units.

Secure the 3 block unit with pins, matching the seams as you pin
Continue to sew the units together until your border is the required length.


Trim, press and remove all threads before  attaching the border to the body of your quilt.

This method is also a great way to make 9 patch blocks



Sadly there will be no progress on this quilt for a while.  Before we went to the Northern Territory I had a fall, have torn a ligament and damaged the cartilage in my knee.  Specialists visit on the 26th followed by either an operation or  a brace either way it will be immobilisation for more than 6 weeks.   I now know I don't bounce lol

6 comments:

  1. I'm sorry to hear about your knee injury. I hope they can get you fixed up quickly.

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    1. Thank you Colleen. Will know more after the specialists visit. In the mean time I am resting it.
      Cheers Pauline

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  2. Bugger...hopefully it will be fixed quickly...wishing you all the best for this enforced rest period. By the way...copied the F. grid to try it out for some of my designs. Need all the help I can get for borders.

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    1. Hi Karin
      Thanks for the well wishes. Will know more on the 26 th. It cant come soon enough. I agree about the borders, I have used the grid twice now on UFO's that did not look quite right. it does make a difference.
      Cheers Pauline

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  3. Oh you poor thing! I don't bounce either - painful and frustrating to have a fall and injure yourself - take care, sending hugs x

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    1. Thanks for the hugs Glinda they do cheer me up. It was all a bit of a shock when it happened and it happened two days before we went to NT so unable to see a doctor before we left. The swelling is not so bad since I have been using a pressure bandage.
      Cheers Pauline

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