The print used in the outer border is larger in scale than others, and it is repeated in the 3-1/2" blocks that make up the patchwork border. Substitute another fabric in those blocks if you feel the larger print will overwhelm their smallish centers. Remaining fabrics are small scale prints and tone-on-tones.
You could use a coordinating border print fabric for one or more of the borders, but either miter the ends or use corner squares to keep border corners from looking messy where strips meet. The width of the outermost border doesn't matter, but before that do stick to the widths given. Otherwise, the patchwork border will not fit correctly.
Fabrics & Other MaterialsYardages assume you will use crosswise grain strips for borders. If you prefer, cut lengthwise grain strips. They are more sturdy, and help keep a quilt in-square. Lengthwise strips also allow you to use single strips cut along the yardage, versus pieced strips where long borders are required. Increase yardage to accommodate the required lengths.
Adjust yardages if directional prints are used in the border, so that prints flow correctly.
Yardages are generous to allow for shrinkage and cutting errors.
Brown, larger scale print used for outer border and inner areas of square-in-a-square blocks: 2 yards
Dark brown tone on tone used for the outermost border of the central medallion: a piece of fabric at least 2-1/2" wide cut from selvage to selvage (repeat the black or other brown instead, if you prefer)
Black tone-on-tone print for outer edges of square-in-a-square blocks and for narrow borders: 1 yard (increase if used for binding, see below)
Green small scale or tone-on-tone print for wider area of inner and second borders, and for narrow border that surrounds the outer edge of square-in-a-square blocks: 1-1/2 yards
Gold tone-on-tone print for square-in-a-square corner triangles and narrow strips used for inner borders: 1 yard
Other MaterialsThin batting, suitable for a wallhanging: about 70" x 70"
Backing: about 70" x 70" cut from a wide panel, or constructed from 4-1/8 yards of regular quilting fabric
Binding: about 270 running inches of doublefold binding (made from crosswise grain strips) to finish at either 1/4" or 1/2"; binding strip instructions
Layout Construction AdviceSince one of the borders is pieced, we'll use what I call 'textbook size' border lengths to make sure the inner section of the quilt remains square and accurate as you progress. Otherwise, you may run into problems matching-up that patchwork border with its neighbors when it's time to assemble the quilt.
As with any quilt, it's important to sew an accurate quarter-inch seam allowance, to press carefully and thoroughly as you work, and to measure all new components to be sure they are the correct size before proceeding. My article about squaring up problem quilt blocks will help you deal with blocks that are a bit off.
Cut as you work -- it's never a good idea to cut all fabric for a quilt ahead of time. You can make errors and I can make errors -- always test before you cut.