I had an inquiry about making a custom quilt for a lady. I'd seen the quilt she wanted on Pinterest, but the original quilter didn't mention a pattern or a tutorial, so it was up to me to do the math and come with with a plan for making my customers' quilt. I was only interested in making the queen size, so I made a trial quilt, based on my math. This is the quilt she wanted, in queen size.
She wants the same colors with a solid light yellow binding, not pieced. It appears to me that this quilt is much smaller that queen size and the pieces are squares. In doing my math, I discovered that square units for the solid color fabric wouldn't work, the quilt would not be a queen size. I made the necessary adjustments to keep my customers' quilt, true to the original image, but the size she wants.
If you follow along, you'll end up with a Positive Queen Size Quilt Top, 85" x 94".
1/2 yard of twelve different fabrics
2.5 to 3 yards of background fabric, the extra half yard is for just in case.
Fabric for the pluses:
From each 1/2 yard of fabric, cut (2) 9" pieces WOF. From these strips cut (1) 29" piece and (2) 10" pieces; giving you (1) 9" x 29" rectangle and (2) 9" x 10" rectangles. Press these pieces, fold in half along the longest side and press a halfway mark.
Background Fabric, cut (10) 9" strips WOF.
From these strips, cut
(6) 9" x 15.25" pieces - rows B
(16) 9" x 5" pieces - rows C
(8) 9" x 10.5" pieces - rows C
(2) 9" x 19.5" pieces - rows A
(4) 9"x 25.5" pieces - rows A
I recommend cutting the larger pieces, first.
Join the (2) rows D.
Join the (3) rows B.
Working one at a time, join the (4) rows C, making sure you've got the proper top and bottom "arms", going together. I laid out the necessary rows B and D to help.
Join the (2) rows A.
Now you're ready to stitch the entire quilt top together. This is when you'll use those halfway press marks, to keep every thing even. I recommend joining the rows in groups of three, plus one set of two rows; then join two sets together, giving you two halves of the quilt. When you join the two halves, you'll have a finished Positive Queen Size Quilt Top. Do your final "truing-up" and you'll be ready to make your quilt back.
May your bobbins always be full