Three different ways to create the prairie point are shown in this book.
Prairie Points – 3 ways: single-fold (218); double-fold (p219); continuous prairie points (p163)
Construction of the Continuous Prairie Point:
The next step was to work on the prairie points that are going around the edge of the quilt. I had not seen continuous prairie points before, nor had I made them.
If I remember correctly, the strip was 4" wide, and then pressed in half to mark a center line from which to create each fold of the prairie points. Then cuts were made every two inches on both sides of the center line, alternating along the whole length of the fabric strip.
Pressing a Fold-line
Basted Prairie Points Strip
Before stitching the prairie points onto the edge, several things needed to be done first. Stacking the layers of the quilt top, batting, and backing together, to do the quilting. Shown below are the center of the quilt, and the applique elements. I stitched around the star design to quilt through all the layers. Then added a shadow stitch around the complete design.
Quilting the Layers
Quilting All Around the Outside of the Design
Still having a square-shaped quilt, it was ready to mark the cutting line. I placed the pattern piece back onto the quilt and marked the edge with a pen. When completely marked, I stitched inside these marks about a quarter of an inch, and then cut on the dotted line, marked in pen.
Attaching the Prairie Points