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