

* or see the EASY Method,
Below! 

For the Delectable
Mountains border you will need rectangles of the desired width of
your border, plus 1/2" for seam allowances, ...and squares half
the desired width, plus 1/2" for seam allowances. Place the
squares right sides together on the ends of the rectangles, with all
edges aligned. On the back of the squares lightly draw the diagonal,
and sew on this marked line. Cut off the excess seam allowance, and
press the remainder towards the darker fabric. Note that half will
have the slant going in one direction, and half in the other
direction... 

Half will be made in a reverse
color arrangement, in the same way... 

For the second and fourth
section of each mountain, you will need rectangles of each color,
2" longer than your other rectangles, with one end of each cut
off at a 45 degree angle. Half of each color will be cut off
with the slant going one way, and half with the slant going the
other way. Sew these together in pairs as shown, pressing the seams
towards the darker fabric... 

Now piece the units side by
side, first a mostly background unit, then a larger rectangle unit,
then a mostly mountain fabric unit, then the mostly mountain
opposite, a larger rectangle opposite, and lastly a mostly
background opposite. Sew in the larger units so that their points
are half way between the height of the tallest and shortest points. 

Then use your rotary cutter and
ruler to cut the excess ends off the second and fourth rectangle
ends that will be sticking out, even with the remainder of the
rectangles 1/4" beyond the highest points.
Here's
one that Karlene made!


An EASY Method! 
This works with any size border
equally divisible by three! Cut two squares the desired size plus
7/8" for seam allowances. Stack them, and on the back of the
top square, lightly draw the diagonal. Sew a scant 1/4" on
either side of the drawn line, then cut apart ON the drawn line.
Press each half square towards the darker fabric. Square the half
squares back to the size evenly divisible by three...then cut them
apart into three equal width strip units, and sew the strip units
together as shown at left! Easy! 
Nov 7 2001 Marcia Hohn 

