VS Sampler… Border triangle blocks.

June 25/19

Exciting news in this household.. My  oldest boy  went for his learners permit and he finally received it.    So in a year from today he will be able to take his road test to get Stage 2 of his Graduated drivers licence..  I have one more boy to receive it he can go anytime as hes old enough.. then the arguments will start as to who gets to drive. lol The rules have changed alot since i got my drivers licence.. this is the 1st stage to a full licence in Alberta Canada.

Rules for new drivers
Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) has changed the way we license new drivers in Alberta.
The GDL program ensures new drivers, regardless of age, get the support, skills and
experience they need to handle the complex task of driving.

To obtain a Learner’s Licence (Class 7)
you must:
• Be 14 years of age or older.
• Pass a vision test and a knowledge
test on the rules of the road.
• Have parental consent if you are
under 18 years of age.
• Have valid identification.
Learner’s Conditions
• Must hold the Learner’s licence
(Class 7) for at least 1 year.
• Must be accompanied by a fully
licensed (non-GDL probationary)
driver who is 18 years of age or older
and who is seated next to the driver.
• Not permitted to drive from midnight
to 5 A.M.
• Not permitted to have more
passengers than seat belts
• They will be suspended at 8 demerit
points rather than the 15 for fully
licensed drivers.
• Have a zero alcohol level.

I’m going to work on the border triangle blocks so that I can keep assembling the quilt as I make the blocks.

vs border blocks were going to need to make 20 of these to surround the quilt.  Instead of doing it in patches as the pattern is giving me I choose to do them as strip sets then to subcut them to the size I need for my white squares.

I figured I’d show you how I get to how many strips I need of for each patch. 

I’m Getting 14 cuts of  out of a WOF. MATH:  round up to 3″ squares.  43″WOF/3 = 14 pieces per strip.

White fabric.. MATH:  3 patches per block x 20 blocks is 60 patches / 14 cuts is (4.28)  5 strips rounded up.. you will be able to use the leftovers in other blocks later.

Black fabric..MATH: 8 patches per block x 20 blocks is 160. /14 cuts i s (11.42) 12 strips  rounded up.. used leftovers in other blocks later.

 HST patches..MATH: Im Getting 13 cuts out of WOF. Here’s the math how I got to this.. each block needs 5 patches x 20 blocks =100 pieces.  Each piece cut is 3.25. width of fabric is 45/3.25 is  13 squares per strip.  Each square has 2 patches so that’s 26 patches per WOF.  100 needed /26 is (3.85) 4 strips rounded up.

Let’s build a border block..Always press to the black to avoid shadow marks of the seam allowance in the white patches.


Making double patches.  Sew the 5 black and 5 white strips together. Press towards the black.. I finger press 1st so that I get a good crease where the seam is then press with the iron.  Sub cut the patches to size. You’ll need 60 of these sets.   Double black patch need 20 of these


Your border triangle blocks are now complete.   You can take your time and build these as we need them or do them all at once it makes no difference.

Happy 4th of July for my American followers.







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