Yankee Diary by Denniele Bohannon
58" x 70"
As soon as Denniele began thinking about last year's Civil War quilt she decided on this star border.
Her field of blocks measures 42" x 54"
Two plain borders finishing to 2-1/2"
One pieced border finishing to 3"
42" + 16 = 58" wide
54" + 16 = 70" long
It's a triple border, a pieced border between two unpieced strips. The inner and outer borders of blue strips finish to 2-1/2" (cut 3"). The ribbon of stars border finishes to 3"
Flag Quilt by Emma Jane Bullock Van Fleet, 1867
Yakima Valley Museum.
Her inspiration was a flag quilt with a ribbon of stars border made by
Emma Van Fleet in Illinois right after the war.
See more about this quilt at this post:
The Van Fleet quilt also inspired Gail Bakkom to make this
Veteran's Flag reproduction quilt in 1996.
Cutting a 3" wide finished border
17 on each side + 15 at top & bottom x 2 = 64 background squares.
(You might want to cut these a little larger and trim to 2-5/8" after applique.)
Stars: Cut 64 navy blue stars from pattern 12. Here's the link:
Triangles: Cut squares 3" and cut each in half diagonally to make 2 triangles.
Piece triangles to either side of the squares to make these units.
Alternate blue units with white units.
The sides require a strip of 17, the top and bottom 15.
Add the two triangles to square up the end of each strip.
And then according to Denniele's instructions:
"Add a blue piece to extend the border to the size of the quilt."
I'd cut these 3-1/2" wide and maybe 18" long for the sides.
She plans to add some more words in those blue end strips at the bottom---the date and her initials.
If 64 appliqued stars seems daunting go through your stash of star prints.
Maybe you could fussy cut a circle or square.