The blocks are made and the quilt top is sewn together. Let's finish with some borders.
I decided to add corner stones to add some interest to the borders. For the inner border they finish at 3" and for the outer border 6". Four-patch blocks were my choice.
For the inner border blocks, cut 2 - 2x2 from a background and cut 2 - 2x2" from scraps for each blocks. Mine are very scrappy and don't match at all.
For the outer border blocks, cut 2 - 3 1/2 x 3 1/2" from the background and cut 2 - 3 1/2 x 3 1/2" from scraps for each block. You need four in all.
Lay the squares out into four-patch configurations and sew together. Press the seams whichever way you want but you may have to press them again later if they don't nest.
I layed my four patch blocks so the dark fabric led out to the corner. It looked good with my quilt center and border choices. You may find that just the reverse is true for you quilt.
You'll cut your borders to the size of your quilt. Measure both the length and width through the center of your quilt and write down the numbers. Round up to the next 1/8".
For the inner border, cut strips 3 1/2" x WOF. Sew strips together so you have enough length for all four sides. You can angle the strips or sew them straight across ... your choice.
Cut the sewn strips so they measure 3 1/2" x __________. (Fill in the blank with your measurement.) Two for the top and bottom and two for the sides.
Sew the side borders on first and press toward the border.
Sew the four-patch blocks to either side of the top and bottom strips. Press them toward the border fabric.
Stitch the top and bottom borders on, matching the seams where the four-patches meet the side borders. Press toward the border.
Do the whole thing over again for the outer border. Measure through the center to get your length and width.
Cut the borders 6 1/2" x WOF. Sew enough strips together to get your length and width.
Cut the sewn borders 6 1/2" x _________. Two for the top and bottom and two for the sides.
Sew the sides on first and press toward the border fabric.
Sew the corner stones on to the top and bottom borders pressing seems toward the border.
Now you can sew them to the top and bottom and once you press them ... you're done!! Well ... except for the quilting and binding. But you're soooooo close now.
Here's what I had left from my layer cake pack. Not much ... but I know I can squeeze something out of them! Stay tuned for my quilted quilt.