Let's add the side borders! Measure through the middle of your quilt like we did last time...you will need the remaining Susannah blocks and the last two border strips. See you next week for Our Susannah! Quilt photo and final thoughts!
Following the diagrams on Page 11, join the last ten blocks.
Make two sets of 5 blocks, matching seams following Erik's tip.
Sew the Outer Border fabric strip to each set of five blocks; press.
Measure quilt according to the diagram on Page 12. Use the measurements for both side borders following Erik's tip on Page 7. Like the last step, you will trim the extra fabric from the Outer Border fabric end.
As in the last step, do not be afraid to pin a lot to match seams and/or blocks! Doing so will help keep your border straight and your quilt flat! Add the Left Side border, matching the first block to the block already sewn across the Top border.
Once the left border is sewn and pressed in place....
repeat for the Right border!
Match the end blocks as you did on the last border!
Click here to print a copy of page 11->Download Craft pdf Template-Our Susannah! Quilt page 11
Click here to print a copy of page 12 of these instructions->Download Craft pdf Template-Our Susannah! Quilt page 12
This is the 7th post in a series to make Our Susannah! Quilt. Next Monday we will post the final thoughts and photographs of the finished quilt as well as announce a contest for those who have made the quilt in this quilt-a-long mystery!
If you need to print more copies or are missing any of the instruction pages, click on the DON'T MISS A STEP Susannah Block photo button on the right side of our Main/Home Page. If you need help or further instruction, please contact Erik HOMEMADE(R)!