Here we are on Step 4 of the QAL! It’s the quickest and easiest step of all. So if you are a little behind, i.e. still on Step 2 or 3, this is the week to catch up. Or if you’ll be too busy next week to sew Step 5, you can work ahead. You will find a link to the instructions for “Spring Migration” on the Patterns page of the blog.
Step 4: Attach Inner Border
*If your Goose in the Pond is a bit smaller than 30 ½,” cut the Inner Border strips proportionally wider. Conversely, if your patchwork is larger than 30 ½,” cut the Inner Border strips proportionally narrower.
Measuring for your border length through the center of the quilt as shown in the photo below is the preferred technique. Because if you measure the patchwork along the edge of the quilt, you are likely to stretch the quilt top. Adding even 1/2″ of extra border length will yield a wavy border.
*Assuming your patchwork measures 30 ½,” cut the following strips. From White fabric, cut 4 strips 2 ½” x 42.” Sub-cut 2 strips 2 ½” x 30 ½.” Sub-cut the remaining 2 strips 2 ½” x 34 ½.”
Sew the 30 ½” strips to opposite sides of the Goose in the Pond block. Press seam allowances toward the Inner Border.
Sew the 34 ½” strips to the top and bottom of the block. Press seam allowances toward the Inner Border. The patchwork quilt top should measure 34 1/2″ square.
Leave a comment below when you’ve completed Step 4!