Tonya has created a monster. I have been having so much fun with my Word Play Quilts book. There was no question in my mind that I would add some free pieced letters and stars to the border of my Quilts of Valor project.
I had a dilemma when joining two of the border pieces together. I wanted the stars to wrap around the corner but did not want a big space between each star. I decided to join the two sides together on an angle. I sewed each navy border to the white inner border until I reached 1/4" from each edge. I left enough fabric on each end so the fabric would extend out beyond the edge of the quilt. Then I ironed the sides until each laid flat. At the intersection of the borders I folded one the navy blue fabric under on an angle making sure to keep the fold straight. I pressed a strong crease in the top fabric (you can see this in the over exposed photo above). Then I applied painters tape across this crease to hold the two borders together. I opened the fold up from the wrong side of the quilt and used the crease as my stitching line. Once this seam was completed I checked to make sure all the fabrics laid flat and then squared up this corner.