Often times blog readers ask questions that I think others might be interested in as well. I answer them on the blog.
We’ve had tons of love over our quilt “On the Bright Side” that was featured in American Patchwork and Quilting. If you are an Instagram user and follow All People Quilt, you’ve likely seen that some people have already finished their quilts! That’s ambitious!!
A question about the quilt came in from Cookiewoje. She askes: “My question is about our bright side quilt pattern I found in American patchwork & quilting magazine by better homes & garden February issue. I’m interested in the pattern but it’s for a king size quilt I would like to sew a queen size. Do you have the dimensions for that size or way to figure it myself? Any help will do.”
It’s ironic that this question came in as we’ve also had so many people comment and say thanks for making this king sized. It goes to show that people make quilts their own.
In answer to Cookiewoje’s question…UGH. It’s a bit hard.
There’s the quilt all laid out. (photos courtesy of American Patchwork and Quilting)
The block for this is 12″ finished. The quilt is symmetrical. For every block that comes off of one side, a block has to come off the opposite side. So the 96″ quilt would go down to being 72″.
Personally I think a queen size is bigger than that.
SO…that leaves another option. Make the center of the quilt. Make it the 72″ x 72″. That will be a 6 x 6 setting meaning 36 blocks.
Next you’d need to make some pieced “borders” to bring the quilt up to the size you want. You’ll have to lay the quilt on the floor or design wall. You will have to look and see what type of square or star is needed to complete the pattern. Each square of the quilt is 3″ finished-so cut them at 3 1/2″. You will need to work symmetrically so for every square you add on the side you will need to add it to the opposite side…same for top and bottom. If you use this method, all of the white pieces will be 3 1/2″ square.
Adding one border will bring the quilt to 78″ x 78″.
Adding two 84″ x 84″.
Adding three 90″ x 90″.
I hope that helps….Adjusting patterns isn’t always easy.