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    Senior Member Monie's Avatar
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    Sorry hit the wrong key. I want to make the Bright Hopes quilt but About. Com quilting does not tell me how much yardage I want to make a lap quilt 9" block 4 3 1/2 x6-1/2" and 4 colors. Hope I gave enough info.

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    It shows it with 5 colors so I'm not sure how you are going to do it with 4. I can see how it could be done with 3 colors--center, light & dark like a log cabin.

    Also, what do you mean by, "4 3 1/2 x6-1/2"?

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    It is 4 colors the measurements is for a nine " block I just thought I would have enough for the center piece. Does that help?

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    So you really are using 5 colors but you don't need the measurement to include the 5th color--the center?

    Quilt Pro tells me that for a 9" block, setting it 6 blocks across and 8 blocks down gives you a good size throw/lap quilt--54" x 72". You need 1/2 yard for the center block & 7/8 yard for each of the 4 colors around the center block.

    You do realize that the Bright Hopes block uses partial seams in its construction? Partial seams are easy enough to do as long as you mark you stop points and back stitch to lock them in. Kind of like Y seams but easier since you don't have to match an angle.

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    Thank you so much I thought I would need 2 yards for each strip. And yes I read on the partial seams. You r great!!!! So if I have a yard for each color I am r right? I am afraid to cut and now just the colors. Again thank you!

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    For a 9" block, you'll need a 3 1/2" center piece and 4 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" pieces. At 9" blocks, I would do at the minimum a 6 x 7 block layout - 54" x 63" - to a maximum of 7 x 8 block layout - 63" x 72". It would depend on the person getting the quilt. So that would be 42 to 56 blocks, depending on which size.

    (assuming fabric has a usable width of 40" - each measurement also gives about 1.5" for evening up and is rounded to the next 8th of a yard)
    6 x 7 blocks / 54" x 63"
    42 blocks
    center:
    1/2 yard - cut 4 strips 3 1/2" x w.o.f. Subcut each strip into 11 3 1/2" squares for a total of 44 squares
    each color: 7/8 yard - cut 4 strips 6 1/2" x w.o.f. Subcut each strip into 11 rectangles 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" for a total of 44 rectangles of each color.
    You will have 2 extra blocks.

    6 x 8 blocks / 54" x 72" or 7 x 7 blocks / 63" x 63"
    48 blocks / 49 blocks
    center:
    5/8 yard - cut 5 strips 3 1/2" x w.o.f. Subcut each strip into 11 3 1/2" squares for a total of 55 squares
    each color: 1 yard - cut 5 strips 6 1/2" x w.o.f. Subcut each strip into 11 rectangles 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" for a total of 55 rectangles of each color.
    You will have 7 or 6 extra blocks.
    **** note, if your fabric is at least 42" usable and you are doing the 6x8 quilt, you can get away with the measurements for the 6x7 block quilt. You will need cuts and each cut will make 12 instead of 11 squares or rectangles, giving you 48 blocks total. The 7 x 7 block quilt requires 5 cuts even if the fabric is 42".

    7 x 8 blocks / 63" x 72"
    56 blocks
    center:
    5/8 yard - cut 6 strips 3 1/2" x w.o.f. Subcut each strip into 11 3 1/2" squares for a total of 66 squares
    each color: 1 1/8 yard - cut 6 strips 6 1/2" x w.o.f. Subcut each strip into 11 rectangles 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" for a total of 66 rectangles of each color.
    You will have 10 extra blocks.
    **** note, if your fabric is at least 42" usable, you can get away with the measurements for the 6x8 or 7x7 block quilt. You will need 5 cuts and each cut will make 12 instead of 11 squares or rectangles, giving you 60 blocks total.

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    Thank you I am going to print this. Thanks sooooooooo much!

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