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Borders – Summer Solar Eclipse

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Summer Solar Eclipse Quilt Along~ Borders

Materials Needed:

Stop border- DARK:

2– 49″ X 1 1/2″

2– 52″ X 1 1/2″

Scrappy Border- MIX of lights and darker lights:

2– 52″ X 3 1/2″

2– 58″ X 3 1/2″

Summer Solar Eclipse Quilt Tutorial

Quilt Assembly:

1-  Sew 2 smaller half square star quilt blocks together to form a flying geese block.  You’ll have 4 flying geese units

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2-  Sew 2 smaller star blocks to both sides of the flying geese units (only to 2 units)

Summer Solar Eclipse Quilt

3– Lay the rows out and sew your center of the quilt together

Finished quilt from the Summer Solar Eclipse

4-  Repeat the process with the larger half square triangle star blocks

5-  Sew these rows to the center quilt

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Borders Instructions:

1- Sew the stop border to the four sides of the quilt center

2- Sew your leftover pieces together in a long string.  Trim these to 3 1/2″

3- Cut the 4 lengths of scrappy borders using these long string units

4- Sew the scrappy borders to the dark stop border

Visit here for all the steps in the Summer Solar Eclipse Quilt Along.

Block #1

Block #2

Block #3

Block #4

Block #5

Block #6

Block #7

Block #8

16 Half and half blocks

8 large half and half blocks

Center block


Quitling & binding

Summer solar eclipse quilt along - free to sew along! Love the dark and lights of the quilt.

If you are interested in sewing along

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1 Comment

  1. Jacque

    I’m still working on the smaller stars but absolutely love this quilt. My niece will be so happy when she gets this gorgeous quilt. Thank you so much.

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