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Old 09-27-2010, 08:32 AM
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I am working on an Hunter's Star quilt. Each block finishes at 16.5 inches. I'm wanting a queen size quilt. I thought I needed 4x6 blocks, two more to go. yeah,not. I was working on it with my sewing group and a friend calculated I need about 35 blocks. Please tell me she's wrong, I'm running out of steam on this one. LOL.
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:36 AM
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Do you have any pictures?
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:38 AM
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are you putting sashing between the blocks and putting borders on the quilt?
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:41 AM
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You need to decide the measurments of the quilt you want. Measure the top of your bed, and add the drop want on the sides and bottom. 4 blocks wide is 66" and 6 blocks long is 99". If you are adding borders, add them on to these measurements. Example 8" borders would make the quilt 82" x 115".
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:43 AM
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4 X 6 layout would make your top 64" X 96"

5 X 7 would make your top 80" X 112"

5 X 6 layout would make your top 80" X 96"
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:06 AM
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Put what you have on the bed and see what you think.
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:10 AM
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bj has the right idea. put it on the top and then decide if you want to make more block or add a boarder or sashing. there are a thousand ways to make the queen size quilt with out taking the pattern all the way to the boarder.

here is a hunter star that I made. I used a boarder to help frame it out and then did the binding in a different fabric. just a thought
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:34 AM
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Will lay it on a bed, later. Mine looks nothing like the one sahm 4605 posted. Mine uses (2) 4.5 inch blocks & (8) 2.5 inch HST's. I think I like the star all one colour. Mined is different purples ie 4 light & 4 dark. Gotta post a picture soon.
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:55 AM
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if you only use 24 block the 4 across will equal 64", you would need some pretty good size borders to make it a queen.maybe a 5x6 (30 blocks) would get you closer to the size you want with a border around.
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