Bodhi’s Quilt – Part Two
Looking for Part One? You can find it here.
Part Two – Assembling the Quilt:
Once all the blocks are pressed, it’s time to trim. Center a 9.5″ square ruler or template on top of a block. I tilted mine so that there was 3/4 of an inch of background fabric between the block points and the edge of the ruler.
I cut 1/2 of the blocks tilted right, the other half tilted left.
Lay the blocks out and decide on your favorite arrangement. If the seams of adjacent blocks are lining up together, rotate the block to reduce the bulk from the intersections. Sew together in rows. Press the seams either open or in alternate directions for each row. Sew the rows together. Press.
Border: From the background fabric, cut (6) 1.25 inch by WOF strips. Cut 2 strips in half, add one piece to each of the other (4) strips. Measure the width of the top in several places, mark the width on a strip, and pin in place matching and evenly distributing any fullness. Use the same measurement for the other side, then measure and repeat for the top and bottom border.
Quilt using your favorite method.
I sewed strips of the remaining fabrics to make a scrappy binding.
And now our sweet baby boy has a quilt of his own.