The beautiful center applique vase full of flowers is surrounded by the perfect Dogtooth Border. The instructions from Irene Blanck, the designer, is for needle turn hand applique. My Optional Alternative Techniques is for a paper pieced border. There is a Video for these borders in Month 1 Videos to help you.
Let's look at both methods.
DOGTOOTH BORDERS BY HAND:
The excess fabric at the tip will be trimmed or folded back during the hand applique process. The pattern provided is a placement guide for the 6 triangles along the 18.5" background border. Join them where indicated and be sure your paper template measures 18.5" including seam allowances:
Make 4 corner blocks, following the pattern. Join a corner block to either end of the Top and Bottom borders. Join the Left and Right borders to the center applique block. Press toward the center block. Add the Top and Bottom borders to complete Month 1.
PAPER PIECED DOGTOOTH BORDERS:
Select the 6 printed triangles you want for a border:
Place the back side of the partial background triangle to the back side of the paper pattern:
Align a bias edge of a printed triangle to the partial background triangle:
Before being trimmed: