This post is coming out a few days early so you can be ready to work on the Diamond Borders when the pattern is released, usually the first of the month.
Irene Blanck, the designer of the 2022 Block of the Month quilt for The Quilt Show, describes this border as representing a picket fence around your beautiful garden.
6. If you applique the Diamond borders, you will determine if you want to trim them to 5.75" tall, so the points exactly touch the center of the quilt, OR if you want to leave them 6" tall. I would leave them rather than trim 1/8" off both sides. The points will be "close enough" to the quilt center for me. It's your quilt, you get to decide. This is discussed in the VIDEO.
7. If you piece the Diamond borders, they should be 5.75" tall when done. Piecing them requires careful attention to the 3 things we can do wrong in piecing: the CUTTING, the SEWING, and/or the PRESSING. The instructions address all of these steps. The VIDEO will be very helpful.
For those of you who are not Star Members of The Quilt Show here are some photos of my borders in progress last year. These are here to TEMPT you into joining us and taking advantage of ALL you can learn from our Shows and Block of the Month patterns:
|I machine baste the critical center join|
|I pressed seams open|
|Picking Diamond fabrics was the fun part|
|As the borders were finished so I could select fabrics for the next border|
|How I kept the selected fabrics in order prior to sewing|
|How to cut the Equilateral Triangles|
|A Perfect 60 degree equilateral triangle|