Trifle Dish: Brick Borders

 Today is the last instructional post in the Trifle Dish Sew-Along. Oda May will return with a full pattern download and a giveaway opportunity on July 7. She’s going to ask to see some of your blocks for the giveaway so start sewing!
To make the BORDERS, use charm packs and Moda candy to mix and match for a scrappy version. Layer cakes will yield more repetitive blocks and introduce a secondary pattern.
For EACH brick border block, you will need:
  • ( 6) 4½” x 2½” rectangles
  • (4) 2½” squares
Block Dimensions: 8″ x 8″ (finished) / 8½” w x 8½” h (unfinished)
The brick borders are the perfect opportunity to use up the scraps from the rest of the quilt.
You will need an additional (2) strips of fabric measuring 2″ x 8½” to complete the side borders to the appropriate length.
Suggested precuts: Charm packs, layer cakes, Moda Candy
1. Arrange fabric pieces as shown below and sew rows together, pressing each seam as you go.
 2.  Join rows to create the block.  Because there are no seams to match, press seams open or to the side (whichever is your preference).
You will need 8 blocks each for the top and bottom borders and 12 blocks each for the side borders (total of 40 blocks).

3.  Join 8 blocks to create the top border. Repeat to create the bottom border. Attach to the quilt top.

4. Join 12 blocks to create one side border. Add 2″ strips to each end of the border and attach to quilt side. Repeat to create the other side border.
4 borders:

{Top Border}

8 blocks measuring 8½” square + 0 sashing strips = 64½” x 8½”
{Bottom Border}
8 blocks measuring 8½” square + 0 sashing strips = 64½” x 8½”
{Side Borders}
12 blocks measuring 8½” square + (2) 2″ x 8½” end sashing strips = 99½” x 8½”
{per border}
Block design by Cheryl Brickey of {Meadow Mist Designs}
Cheryl Brickey

Cheryl Brickey

I am a chemical engineer/patent agent by day, a quilter at night, and a mom and wife all the time. I love my family and being a mom to my 7 year old son and 4 year old daughter. I made my first quilt when my daughter was an infant and have not looked back since!
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