What to do on this frigid day? Work on your Bullseye quilt!
Here is my pile of Bullseye blocks ready to be pressed – actually I don’t even have them all sewed yet and I’m hearing that lots of you are still working on blocks so today we’ll talk about borders but for those of us still making blocks, I’m going to give us another week. Wow – that was a mouthful of bad sentence structure, wasn’t it?
On the original quilt of 48 blocks arranged 6 across by 8 down, two borders were added.
Here is a closeup.
Until next Tuesday, keep working – making blocks, sewing rows, sewing rows together and then add borders if you so choose.
The first border requires 6 strips, 2″ x wof.
The second border requires 7 strips, 4″ x wof.
As I look carefully at the original quilt I see that I mitered these corners but Martingale wrote them as sew top and bottom borders, fold out and press. Then add side borders. It’s easier and perfectly fine either way you want to do it.