* 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