I didn't forget about you all last night, but my Internet decided it was on break from uploading any type of photo or even showing any photos on other pages for that matter. So here we go adding a boarder to the quilt.
Again I but 2 in strips from a fat quarter. You need to get your peremeter measurement and do a little math to make sure you cut enough strips. I think I had like 128 in peremeter (all sides were like 32 in and times 4 sides= 128in I am not a math wize so...) and my so I needed like 8 2 in strips to have enough to make the boarder with some left over. I usually like my boarder a little wider, but I only had the one fat quarter and I liked this print. You can also add more than one boarder. I am still debating on adding a wider maybe 3 in solid boarder but I may just leave it this way. So you have your strips...
Now sew all your little strips together in one long strip (now that is how I do it for the small quilts. Most of what you will read will tell you to measure the center for horizontal and vertical length and cut your strips that way. Do it how ever you like, I am just showing you what I did.)
I just got my strips and sewed a straight line 1/4 in seam on all of them, chain piecing.
I pressed the seams open again just personal preference.
No I just took my long strip and sewed it to one of the sides.
Then trimmed the excess.
Using my ruler to line up my edge
And there you have it. (a little fuzzy) Hope you get the idea. Like I mentioned you can add more boarder if you want. I am still undecided about adding a solid boarder. This is going to be a baby quilt so I like that size and I may just bind it in a solid and call it good. I will show the backing about all that in the next couple days. I have some other projects that must have my attention. If there are any questions so far please let me know. And you have just completed your quilt top!!!