I have a question. How many 9-1/2 blocks do I need to make for a queen quilt? I want to make the Friendship quilt block pattern or Path and Stiles blocks. I can't figure this out. Please help. Thank you.
Your quilting block looks fantastic! I love the fabrics and the pattern. Great job! Now, let's talk about how to transform your blocks into a queen-size quilt.
I can't give you a definite measurement for the finished size of your quilt. That's because it depends on a few things:
- Do you want your quilt to fit only the top of your bed?
- Do you want your quilt to cover your pillows?
- Do you want your quilt to hang over the sides. By how much?
As you can see, there are many variables. I did a little research and came up with the three most common measurements for a queen-size quilt. They are:
- 60" x 80"
- 90" x 106"
- 86" x 93"
I'll show you how to make a queen-size quilt out of your 9 1/2" blocks by using the first measurement as an example. (60" x 80")
Your blocks will measure 9" when they're sewn into the quilt. So, we'll use 9" when figuring how many blocks we need. If we add a 4-inch border, we'll need 6
blocks across and 8
blocks down to stay within our desired measurements.See how I added the border strips and blocks across?Now, I'll add the borders strips and the blocks going down.
Please remember to add 1/2"
to your border strips for seam allowances. In our example, our border measures 4 inches. So, I would cut my strips 4 1/2" wide.
Now, you can decide how to arrange your quilting blocks to create your own queen-size quilt!