I'm pretty new to quilting but I wanted to make a guestbook quilt for my sisters wedding. I know how I want it to be in my head but making it a reality is a little difficult, and I guess I just want to make sure I'm doing these calculations right because while I love having extra fabric I don't want 10 extra yards or something ridiculous like that!!! I also don't want to get halfway through realize I don't have enough and be scrambling because I can't find anything I like.
So I've attached a picture of my plan! Hopefully it kind of makes sense. (I know it's not drawn very beautifully)
I would like the quilt to be 96" X 98"
The C's are color blocks
The pink/ W's are white blocks
All the blocks should be 12"X14"
with the exception of the middle block that is going to be 22"X40" with a 1 inch border.
My problem is that when I calculate how many yards I need for the blocks I get anywhere from
15.3 yds to 7.3 yds or some crazzzzyyy number.
I've tried reading a few tutorials about calculating yardagebut I'm super lost! I would really appreciate it if someone could let me know if I'm even doing this right.