The strips were cut in 1 3/8 inch x 8 inch rectangles. I placed tape on the 1 3/8 inch line so I wouldn't have to keep looking for it on my ruler. It saved me a lot of time and headache while cutting. I used painters tape, it comes off easily after use.
A cream strip and a colored strip were sewn together. Then the strips were cut into 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 2- patch units. This is where the painters tape was really helpful. I don't think I could have had the accuracy I needed without it. Remember the smaller the unit, the more likely an inaccurate seam will be seen..
Chain piecing saves time and thread.
I then lined up all the finished squares until the colors and textured flowed evenly. Taking a photo helped me find the sections that didn't blend evenly.
I then cut the setting and corner triangles and sewed the units together. Next, I have to add a floater to create a color line between this border and the previous border. I'll talk about that in my next post.