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Prairie Points 101 for Monica

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The last time I wrote about the Christmas give-away quilt, I mentioned that it would have little prairie points in the border.  My friend Monica commented that she had no idea what they were.  So, this post is for her, and all the rest of you who are dying to be in-the-know about these little quilty embellishments.  

Prairie points are simply little squares of fabric folded into triangles, then folded again into smaller triangles. This accomplishes the task of giving the triangles finished edges so they can be inserted into the seam of the quilt.  In this case, they are used in a border; but I've also seen them used as the final edge of the quilt, removing the necessity of actually binding the quilt separately.

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I needed thirty-six little points for this quilt, nine per side.
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I laid them out to get a good color distribution, then sewed them to one edge of a border piece.

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As I suspected, the prairie points were fun to do!  I like how it's coming together.  The plan is to start quilting it this weekend.  Let me know if you'd like to enter the drawing to win this festive little table topper.

Love,

8 comments:

theaikenite said...

Thanks Laura! I love to know the words for everything. The quilt is looking beautiful. I am very attracted to the colors you choose for your projects.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lesson. I too had no idea what praire points were. Now I do. Although I'd love to win, I am probably ineligible after winning the last drawing. Oh well. If you don't get enough entries, toss my name in, otherwise, I'll let someone else have the fun. :-)

Rochelle

Laura Lee said...

Rochelle, you're entered. I don't discriminate against previous winners! :-)

JoyinChina said...

I really love how bright and cheerful your colors are, and how bold your design is. I didn't know what prairie points were, either. Thanks for the education!

Shanda Piercy said...

I LOVE those colors and that fabric!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sharon said...

I love it!!! Please enter my name; even though I'm not very lucky I'd sure like to win it!

Sharon said...

Hey...my comment "took"! I used to have to leave my comment as anonymous but I am able to reveal my true identity now!

Dawn said...

Hi again. I am not sure if I posted my desire to win your beautiful quilt in the right place. Just want to be sure to have my name included!! It's Gorgeous!