Today I'm going to show you how to make this ribbon border which will be framing my Peek-a-Boo Pumpkins.
I started by making 32 (HST) half-square triangles. I make my HST eight at a time using an easy method. You can watch this method by clicking HERE and viewing my video on The Quilt Show. There is a lot of information in my Patchwork Math videos. To soak it all in, you can watch them over and over again for free!
Now that I've trimmed my HST to the correct size using a Bloc-Loc ruler, I then add another square on top. This is the process that I use to make Y-squares. This process is also documented in a video of The Quilt Show. Click HERE to see how to make Y-squares. The Y-square is such a versatile quilting component.
I now have 64 Y-squares all trimmed and ready to be turned into a ribbon border.
Ta Da! The border is coming together nicely, and quickly too.
All of this information is also in my Patchwork Math book which is a wonderful reference to keep by your sewing machine. The book is available HERE on my Etsy site. I think I'm going to rename it Quilters Survival Math. That's all it is, basic math that quilters use on a daily basis. My book is dog-eared and well used.
All of the fabrics used are called Best of Days from Henry Glass & Co. I was really looking at the fabrics and saw the words Magical Memories running throughout several of the fabrics. Some quilting days are magical. We get to apply our creativity to an empty canvas and make it come alive, and create magical memories.
Mr. Joe stacked a lot of wood by the fire last night so we don't have to go outside in the rain, wind and snow today. We are going to hunker down and stay cozy while the weather outside is frightful! I have no place to go, except to my sewing machine, so let it snow!
I love, love, LOVE the fact that I cut down on my lecture, show and workshop schedule. Now I can spend more time quilting and sharing my ideas with all of you. An added bonus is that I get to stay home and annoy Mr. Joe on a 24/7 basis!