Pervalong – border 1

Hello again! This week it’s the turn of the inner border, imaginatively named “Border 1”, which is made of 14 rectangles. This is where you get to use almost all of your remaining fabrics and your colour gradation will start to become really obvious.

As before, here is the colour-by-numbers version of the piecing diagram:

(The red numbers are the fabrics you need to use, and the grey ones are the number of that paper section).

Once you have made all your sections, sew together 5, 6 and 7, and 12, 13 and 14 to make the two short (side) border pieces. Then make the two long border pieces (top and bottom). Make sure you get all your paper templates the right way around and in the right order. It is incredibly easy to get this wrong. Ask me how I know. 
I am slightly embarrassed by the state of my design wall

Attach your borders to the central section, side pieces first. You can remove quite a lot of the paper at this point as long as you keep just enough for you to orientate yourself later. Taking it out now makes pressing a whole lot easier, and also helps to alleviate the incredible tedium of doing it all in one go later.

So there you have it. One more week and you will have a finished quilt top!

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