Are you all ready? My first contribution to our joint project is the first pieced border. It's really quite simple.
It consists of 20 pinwheel blocks, which are made from 4 hsts. Each hst will measure 2" unf, 1-1/2" fin. When you sew 4 of them together (be careful that they all go in the same direction!), your pinwheel unit will measure 3-1/2" unf, 3" fin.
I make my hsts by using the easy angle ruler. When I need blocks to be 1-1/2" fin, I cut the strips (two fabrics, light and dark, right sides together) 2" wide. I don't need a lot of the fabric because all my pinwheels are different. So I only needed 4 hsts for each pinwheel block I made.
You will sew two sets of 4 pinwheel blocks together and sew each of these units to the top and bottom of your center. Then you'll make two sets of 6 pinwheel blocks and sew these to the sides.
Please send me your pictures of your progress and I'll post them.
The next pieced border instructions will be posted in two weeks, or May 28th. So stay tuned.
Love to you all,
ps: Did Lori mention that we are going to Portland for Quilt Market this week?? Now THAT'S going to be FUN!! We'll both be posting pictures, I'm sure!! Imagine all the trouble we are going to get into? And my friend Claire is coming along, too!! Gonna be great fun!!