For the border they read "Join each row in the border" and then "when each block has been sewn, sew and join the whole". That was it! There was a diagram of the entire quilt on the page but it wasn't a lot of help.
These are the instructions for the corner. Not a lot to work with!
I spent many hours with a pencil, eraser and graph paper working out the border to make sure that it fit perfectly! And here it is.
Here you can see the corner resolution.
And now the reveal....These are A Few of My Favourite Things! It was entirely hand quilted. There are some creases in the quilt because it has been folded for many years. I'm going to give it a light pressing and then refold it on the diagonal.
It is time for the Block of the Month pattern. Each month I select a piece of Canadian art and reinterpret it as a quilt block. This month I selected a painting by Edward Malcott Richardson. Richardson was English and while I normally select a Canadian artist, Richardson painted watercolours of people and places he saw in British Columbia. As a young man he succumbed to the allure of the Cariboo Gold Rush of the early 1860s. Did he make his fortune? You'll have to read his bio in the pattern to find out! Richardson was a watercolourist. His painting Indians at Williams Lake is the painting that inspired the block.
The block is based on a half square triangle. You will find the pattern and the artist's bio here.
There are all sorts of design possibilities for this one! Here are three of my favourites.
Last month's pattern was also based on half square triangles. In case you missed it here is a picture of the blocks. I would alternate them with an old fashioned bubble gum pink or a soft blue as in the picture below. You will find the pattern along with a picture of the painting that inspired the block and the artist's bio here.