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Hope for Tomorrow QAL: Chevron Border - Week Eight

Can you believe this is our last week and our quilts are ready to be finished! With no further ado, lets get to work. We will be using the last weeks half square triangles to create a chevron border on the top and bottom of the quilt. If you would like a square quilt (I prefer rectangle) you could add a chevron border to each side also. This weeks instructions can be found on page 6 and 7 of the pattern.

To start with we need to turn our HST into flying geese. If you have never made a chevron border, they are very simple and can jazz up a quilt. They are a great filler to make any quilt a little larger. After you have made the flying geese, sew them together to form a V shape.

Next sew the V shaped squares together creating a chevron design. (Step 3 in the pattern on page 6.)

Last but not least, attach the background border strips, starting with the sides. Directions are found on page 7.

A couple tips for sewing on the chevron border...

1) Make sure the border is straight and properly sized.

2) Fold the quilt in half lengthwise and put a pin to mark the center. Do the same for the strip. Match up the two centers and pin into place. If your borders are straight and properly sized to the quilt, the more likely your quilt will be square when finishing.

3) Start sewing in opposite directions when attaching any border. For side borders, one strip sew top to bottom and the opposite side sew bottom to top. When attaching the top / bottom borders, on one end, start on the left to the right. On the opposite end start on the right and sew to the left. By doing this, you can eliminate fabric stretching which can result in a wonky or wavy quilt.

If you are looking for a quilter, check out the Longarm League.

A couple of the quilters are offering a special promotion for the Hope for Tomorrow quilt through April 2021.

A great thank you to Christa Watson for supplying the fabric from her "Good Vibes" collection! Check out her shop here. My friend and fellow designer Charisma Horton did a fabulous job with long arm quilting. You can check out her business here.

I hope you have enjoyed this years quilt along as much as I have! May this quilt be a reminder we have a Hope for tomorrow so much greater than ourselves. Our true hope for tomorrow resides no other place but our Lord and Saviour. To find out more click here.

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