Now that the star quilt is DONE I can get going on the border for the faceted jewels quilt. The first border is ready to sew on including the flange.
I cut the black strips 1 3/4" because I want 1" of it showing... 1/2" for the seam allowances and 1/4" that will be covered by the flange. The flange is cut at 1" and folded in half.
So that I don't have to sew the flange on after sewing the first border to the quilt, I sewed it to the black strip but left the ends free on the side pieces. After the top and bottom are sewn on, I'll finish sewing the side flanges out to the edge.