It is time for the top and bottom borders! Good measurements and six Susannah blocks are all that you need! We are on the home stretch now...only two more weeks left to go! See you next time!
Following the diagram on Page 9, join your blocks together as needed.
Due to the way the Susannah block is constructed, all the seams may not "nest". Try turning the block one quarter turn and see if the seams "nest" better. If not, you may need to match the seams, pinning them in place, and then sewing them. There are few seams to match; it should be easy.
Sew two strips of the Outer Border fabric that was cut in Step 5 is in place! This will finish out the border as shown on Page 10. Make both top and bottom strips in the same manner following the diagrams on Page 9.
Measure across the quilt as shown in the diagram on Page 10. We are just adding the top and bottom borders this week. You need only measure across the quilt this time! See Erik's tip on Page 7 for cutting the border strip.
The pieced blocks can be a bit uneven and stretchy. Don't be afraid of pinning often in order to keep the border straight!
Once the Top border is in place, press the towards the Outer border (outwards).
Once the Bottom border in sewn in place, press it outwards.
Click here to print a copy of page 9 of the instructions->Download Craft pdf Template-Our Susannah! Quilt page 9
Click here to print a copy of page 10 of the instructions->Download Craft pdf Template-Our Susannah! Quilt page 10
This is the sixth post in a series to make Our Susannah! Quilt. The instructions will every post Monday for the next two weeks and are offered as a 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 photo button on the right side of our Main/Home Page. If you need help or further instruction, please contact Erik HOMEMADE(R)!