Centre Finished and Borders Prepared

Last weekend I finished the last of the stitching on the centre blocks and stitched the top together.

The next step is borders.  They need 28 circles appliqued on triangles appliqued on the red lady bug fabric.  The circles are 2.25 inches finished.  Turns out the inside of a mason jar ring is the correct size so I had an easy tracing tool

Earlier that week Elaine posted a tutorial on preparing circles for applique which was a timely reminder.  Thanks Elaine!  It didn't take too long to cut, baste and prepare the circles.

There were five different fabrics to use for the triangles and we needed 28 triangles.  Five from each of three, 6 from one and 7 from the last.  Spent some time marking the triangles onto the fabric then pinned and placed for stitching.  Most of them were done yesterday (watched a couple of movies after the $10 quilt class.  Got several stitched during the class).

This afternoon I cut the triangles out and basted them to the borders.  They will now be this weeks purse project (assuming I don't get to involved in movies.  March of the Penguins is on today so that should be good for one border.....)


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