I wanted the striped fabric to match up at the corners. I had to make sure the border pieces were sewed together correctly to achieve this.
I did this by laying out the stripe border pieces first, then putting the inner black border pieces RST [right sides together] on top of them. The stripe border pieces are cut the full length of the fabric. The black border pieces are cut from the width of the fabric. I cut five, then sewed them end to end and cut the length into four sections. This gave me enough length to be able to adjust the border sections to line up the corners as I wanted.
I had marked the center of each border section, but you can see that I didn’t match that center to the center of the sides of the quilt top.
The extra length allowed me to find the look I was going for.
Next, I need to mark the centers of the borders as I have them now, mark the starting and stopping points on the back of the quilt top, and sew on the borders.
Back to work!