After I finished style #2, I thought to myself, this is my favourite. Then I started sewing together number 1. Have I changed my mind? I’m not sure yet.
The block set up is different on this one. I call this “log cabin style”. I cut the fabrics 2” to finish at 1 1/2” and I started by sewing the top border on first.
After the first side I did the right, then the bottom and then the left. I strip pieced them and it went very quickly.
Next comes the first border………..inner……..if you like although there are three borders so I’m going to stick with numbering them.
I cut this border 2” and I used a darker green to frame the entire piece. The length cut was 48 1/2” with the width being 39 1/2”. Finished width of the fabric will be 1 1/2”, a narrow border to be sure.
Second border is one of the fabrics from the blocks. The lightest one and the cut is 2 1/2” . The first cuts are the lengths which is 51 1/2” with the width being 43 1/2”, which means of course that all sides have to be joined.
The third and final border cut is 4” to finish at 3 1/2”. This fabric matches another of the fabrics in the sashings around the blocks. The length to cut is 55 1/2” and the width measured 50”. The finished size is about 50” x 62” That is it for style #1. A large lap size, but I want my family to use these quilts and not put them away and keep them. They will be perfect with a flannel backing for those cool/cold winter nights in the family rooms.
Next week will be style #3 and I'll be making up PDF's for all three and posting them on the Calendar page.