Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Bee in my Bonnet Row Along - Outer Borders Tutorial!

It's me again:)
You can see here that my 
 top is complete...
and soon yours will be too:)
The row along is over!

My book is now ready for pre-order!
The book includes the pattern for the row along quilt
 plus new blocks and 10 "spin off" projects!

Now that your inner borders are finished...
It's time for the final outside border:)

I have showed you about a bajilloion times 
the fabrics that I have chosen for the borders of my quilt!!!

But as I have said...if you want it scappy...
you can easily make it scrappy and it will look something
 like the outside border in my 
Now that you have an idea of what 
the scrappy verses one fabric looks like...
you can decide!
Both will be pieced exactly the same...easy peasy:)

Cut Width of Fabric strips.

From each strip cut squares.

If you are making a scrappy border...
Cut a bunch of different fabric squares:)

Cut your background fabric.

These are the squares for the easy corner triangles.

Now cut strips and join together like you did for the inner borders.

Set them aside for later:)

You will need 4 squares for the corners.
Sew an Easy Corner Triangle onto opposite sides of all four squares.

Trim and press towards the triangles.
Set them aside for later.

Now sew easy corner triangles onto the
 top 2 corners of your remaining squares.
You know the drill...
do I even have to say it?
(okay...trim and press towards the triangles)

Sew them together in a row like this.
Press the seams open:)

You know the drill for that too...from the inner border tutorial
so I really won't repeat it all again.
Just do it the same way!

Sew to the side of your quilt starting at the top ...

and ending at the bottom like this.
Press the seams towards the outer border.
Repeat for the other side.

Now join squares together in a row and 
then sew a corner piece on each end.

Then sew one of your previously cut  
background strips to the top like this.
Press towards the background.

Now pin and sew it to the top of your quilt.

Make sure to line up and pin the seams right at the intersection
where the top and side of the outside borders meet
 so that you will have a nice crisp corner:)

Press seams towards the outer border and 
repeat process for the bottom of the quilt.

Pin and sew one of the background strips
 to the side of your quilt.
Press seam towards the background.
Repeat for the other side.

Give yourself a big pat on the back because
 you now have your row quilt top completed:)
I'm so proud of you!!!

Stay tuned...
 because tomorrow I have a 
"preparing the back 
and the
scrappy binding tutorial"

Have a finishing up your row quilt top kind of day...


Anita said...

Just a shame I have to spend 8 hours at work, I would rather be at home sewing borders! You have completed a fantastic quilt top!

Material Mary said...

Lori I cannot even express my excitement each and every post for this quilt over the past few months. Thank you for sharing your gift of instruction and quilt expertise. I have completed the top and with giddy anticipation will do my borders this week...thank you

Beausoleil Quilts said...

The border is just perfect for the quilt. Thank you Lori for a wonderful quilt along. It has been fun all the way, and every one of the quilts that everyone has made is lovely .

busyascanbe said...

It turned out so cute! As always...Your patterns always turn out darling! And I love the Bee for the back.

Granny's Button Box said...

Lori - your quilt is adorable, thank you so much for your helpful hints and tips, I am just learning quilting and having your blog on my computer is like having a tutor in my home. I just love this border. Thanks Sharon

trish said...

That is the most adorable border!! I am aching to get that far along. :0) Thank you so much for showing us how to create our very own scallop border. :0)
Have a nice day. Trish xo

Rhonda D. said...

Love your quilt! Thanks for having
the row along. I am still working on mine. Hope to be finsihed soon.
Your tutorials have been very helpful!!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Get the heck out! This is so cute and so easy that it is possible that even I could do it! This is so going on my next quilt. Thank you for showing us how to do this Lori:>)

Laura said...

Beautiful quilt! I've had to complete some other projects, so I couldn't join in, but I love following your progress. I hope others will finish theirs and share pictures too.

Podunk Pretties said...

Oh my goodness that is just the BESTEST! Will you be leaving all the tutorials for tis quilt on your blog?

Sharon said...

This is so cute. I am still putting my tulip row together (I am a little behind). Struggling with every row being 50.5 but I will work on that after I finish this row. Just wanted to say a big thank you for doing this for us. I have enjoyed this quilt-along more than any other I have ever done.

Janet E. said...

Thanks Lori - the entire quilt is just adorable. I'll probably go for the scrapy border - we'll see if I can narrow it down to one print Probably not since the entire quilt is from my 20 year stash collection and I've loved every piece I unearthed to do this. I'm almost finished and when I am I will post a picture.

Margaret said...

I cant wait to get there. I just started mine yesterday. I have the 4 patches done and the butterflies and today I am going away so it has to wait until tommorrow. I am also going to do the barn blocks. Love your tutorials They are so informative .

greg @ grey dogwood studio said...

I love the border. Mine is gonna be scrappy and I can't wait to get started. Thanks again for providing all these tutorials and detailed photos to us for free.

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Lori, I'm just in awe. That border is better than any old plain border I'd think up. It matches the quilt perfectly! So glad I found your blog! :)

Nedra said...

I REALLY love that border! And can hardly wait to get started! My quilt is sewn together, and I've been working on the label. I wish I could just stay home and sew all day.

Unknown said...

I hope you keep the instructions up this row along quilt for some time. I love this quilt and did not get started when you all did. I ave a long way to go. You know Life keeps getting in the way. I will finish this one, I dearly love this quilt and the finish of yours just made me love it more.
Thank you Thank you for such lovely quilts

Libby said...

AMAZING ~ This is just too cute ~ I really need to be at home working on this instead of being at work. This quilt is just totally amazing. Thanks again for this tutorial ~ Just love it!

Carol Swift said...

This is just so beautiful! I'm wishing I had jumped in to sew along with you, because this row quilt is amazing. Love it!

Sharon Dawn said...

What a perfect frame!! I love the whole top! Now to get mine done.....

T Holzer said...

So, so beautiful!

dream quilt create said...

I'm so glad I joined the row along! Everything you do is so much fun!!! The quilt is beautiful and so is Kassidy :)

PamKittyMorning said...

Super cute!

Lulu's Heritage Soapworks said...

All I can say is WOW! So beautiful. Thanks for all of your wonderful tuts and inspiration.

JusticeBlog said...

Oh my! That final border is just perfect! Brings the whole thing together. Love! I finally gave in and cut out blocks for the first row. Always behind!

Cecilia said...

Such a great border and quilt! I love it! Thank you so much for this row along!

Nanette Merrill said...

Ok. I'm not going to do the stop border. I have a little bit of situation on my edges. So I'm just going to sew my background fabric in a strip (not exactly the same size as your quilt) so what are the dimentions of your quilt after the stop border. I'm telling you. I'm struggling.

Ellie Roberts said...

You are killing me with this quilt, it is beyond cute!

CeLynn said...

Love how this border frames the quilt perfectly! Cuteness to a T!
Hoping to get back to this and catch up this weekend.

evelyn said...

I have had the best time making this quilt. It is going to be a favorite of mine, already family are eyeing it as theirs.Thank you so much for this wonderful row along...hope there will be another.

Anonymous said...

I love the simplicity of all the blocks. I've really enjoyed seeing the interpretations via flicker. Lots of ideas for when I start my own!

Barbara said...

Outtanding job... you can tell you love doing this- so maybe not a "job"! Thanks for sharing your refreshingly new ideas. Great border and finish with strip binding!

Barbara said...

What a wonderful project. The border and binding are perfect for the finished look. Thank you for sharing your talent with the rest of us quilters.
Mary Ann

Unknown said...

I can't stop with cute but unique. I love all of it, the apples with some eaten on, I adore houses, the entire country look with the fabric. Needless to say, I do love thi quilt.


Unknown said...

What can I say but adore your quilt. The sassy fabric, the half-eaten applees, of course the houses and all the rest set in a unique border. What a wonderful job.


Penny said...

I love this quilt. It's bright and fanciful. My favourite part is actually the outer border. I just love the way the green gingham brings all the colours together. Thank you, Lori

Applikaye said...

I loved waiting for you to post a new row. They are all so cute. I have a layer cake of your polka dot stitches and would love to have fat quarters to match. Your row quilt is just adorable.

Applikaye said...

Your row quilt is just adorable. I already have a layer cake of polka dot stitches and would love some fat quarters to match. I can't pick a favorite row because I love them all.

Applikaye said...

Your row along is adorable. I love both the design and fabric.

David and Patty said...

The quilt is darling but I love those apples. My 10 year old grand daughter has fallen in love with doing hexies, made a really cute flower this weekend. The apples would be so much fun to do and she could do them as a valance in her mother's kitchen. Wouldn't that be just too much fun. I can't wait to show her. I loved the dresses. TOO Darling, reminds e of my grandmother. Always wore dresses.

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