French Connection Sew Along - Week 3


I hope that you all got your blocks done and are ready to start the first border.  I finally got my alternate block done and here it is:

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Week 3: Border Construction

The border is done with large flip corners on one side of a rectangle and small flip corners on the other side.  I wanted to use my Fit to be Quarter 6.5 & Companion ruler set so the first thing that I did was cut my main light to 3 1/2" x 5" and my greys larger than needed, 4 1/4" square, cut diagonally once.

Then using my Fit to be Quarter 6.5 & Companion, I trimmed the top right corner off of the light.  I put wrong sides together so that I could get mirror images.

Next, I lay my piece on the triangle cut from a 4 1/4" squares of grey.

I sewed using 1/4" seam and pressed out. Then I trimmed the pieces using the Fit to be Quarter 6.5 ruler with the 3 1/2" diagonal line across the seam.  I repeated for the mirror image.

Next, I trimmed the adjacent corners.

I sewed on a red triangle cut from a 2 3/4" square and trimmed using the Fit to be Quarter 6.5. I did both mirror images and sewed them together.  Follow the instructions for pressing.

I repeated this step to make a total of 8 with the alternate block grey and main block red and 4 with the alternate block red and the main block grey.  I had to think about which grey and which red went together because I used 2 different reds in my blocks.

The next thing I did was I made my 1/2 square triangles using the grey from my main block and the main light.  I repeated to make 4.

The final step is to make your 4 corners for the border.  I haven't made mine yet because I haven't decided on my borders. 

Have fun sewing this week and make sure that you post your pictures on our French Connection Sew Along Facebook page.

See you next week!


Yeah I'm actually just began my sewing according to your tutorials. I'd like to thank you for posting them cause it's much more easier to sew with them.

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