Star Kissed Quiltalong: Quilt Size Considerations

It is time to decide what size quilt you might want to make.  There are so many options!  Aren’t choices fun?


You will notice that I show “base square” sizes, then the block size those will create.  Then, a variety of size quilts you might want to make along with the number of blocks that will require.

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NOTE:  The finished quilt sizes assume a single sashing between blocks and a single border the same width as the base block size.  I do plan to share a few other options later, but this is enough complexity for now, I think.  The baby quilt sizes will be improved with a triple border, for example.

NOTE:  n/a here means, Not Advised.  Just that the block size doesn’t lend itself well to a quilt of that size.  Too big, or too small, or too awkward.  You are, of course, free to give it a go if you wish.  And I am interested to see what ideas you might come up with.

So, what do you think?  What size base squares are you considering?  What size quilt do you want to make?

Next week the first set of directions will be officially published!  YAY!

Sparkle Success

Sparkle Jane’s (Daughter) latest quilt is complete.


The quilting went smoothly–her precise piecing and meticulous pressing makes such a difference.


The combination of sizes made for some interesting challenges with partial seams as she assembled the units. The Texas fabric is present in the front and makes most of the back.  She used the 2-1/2 yards she had really well.


It is a gift and will be delivered sometime later on this week.

Sparkle Jane Is At It Again

It has been a long time since I have shared a quilt by Sparkle Jane, my daughter.  She is in college now, majoring in Economics and Accounting.  But, school is out for the semester, and she got sewing.


This is a bad snapshot of the quilt top she finished last night.  Three different block sizes and A LOT of partial seams.  It will be quilted on Wednesday and finished in the next two weeks.  I’ll keep you updated.