‘Summer Bouquets’ – adding the internal borders

Adding the pink internal border to the 'Summer Bouquets' quilt, the photo shows the narrow roses border at the top and the pink border at the right of the quilt-top
The 'Summer Bouquets' quilt on a bed

Adding the internal borders to the ‘Summer Bouquets’ quilt in the next task in this 2021 Quiltalong. This double-bed quilt has two sets of borders: a narrow one and a wide one. The instructions for adding the narrow one are below We will be adding the wider border next month. The plan is to complete a double-bed quilt by the end of the year.

The starter post with all the fabric requirements is here. The cutting instructions are here. The first block is here. The second block is here. Making the columns is here. Adding the sashing is here.

Add the horizontal internal borders

1 Take two of the fabric D 1½ x 31½” (38mm x 80cm) strips and join them at the short ends to make a long strip. Press.

2 Pin the strip right sides together with the quilt top. First, align the central seam in the fabric D strip with the centre seam of the block at the top of column 2.

3 Pin each end of the long strip to each end of the quilt top.

4 Now insert pins at right angles all the way along, holding the border and quilt top together evenly. Take care not to over-stretch the narrow border.

5 Stitch on the machine, removing pins as you go.

6 Press the seam, then press the seam allowances towards the border.

7 Repeat steps 1 – 6, this time attaching the border to the bottom of the quilt top.

Top internal border, 'Summer Bouquets' quilt

Adding the vertical internal borders

8 Take two of the fabric I 1½ x 33½” wide (3.8cm x 85.1cm) strips and join them at the short end to make a long strip. Press.

9 Pin the long strip to the left-hand side of the quilt top, aligning the central seam in the strip with the centre seam of the middle star block in column 1.

10 Stitch. Press the seam allowances towards the border.

11 Repeat steps 8-10 and attach the fabric I strip to the right-hand side of the quilt top aligning the central seam with the middle star block in column 3.

12 Stitch. Press the seam allowances towards the border.


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