February 4, 2018

Lap size layout for 12 inch blocks (The Giving Quilt)


I had twelve 12.5-inch square blocks that I wanted to make into a lap-size quilt.  I saw the above photo on the Boulder MQG blog and decided this would be a great way to accomplish my goal.

(This tutorial assumes you already have (12) 12.5-inch blocks that you've already made.)

The first thing I did was figure out the math.



Below are my cutting instructions.

From 1.75 yards of Background Fabric (BG) cut

A = (1) 24.5" x 12.5" BG
       (1) 18.5" x 12.5" BG

B = (4) 12.5" x 12.5" BG

C = (1) 18.5" x 12.5" BG

D = (6)  6.5" x 12.5" BG

E = (1)  6.5" x 18.5" BG

From 2.5" x WOF cut

Orange = (2) 2.5" x 12.5"
                (2) 2.5" x  6.5"

Green  = (2) 2.5" x 12.5"
               (2) 2.5" x  6.5"
               (6) 2.5" x  2.5" for cornerstones

Yellow = (1) 2.5" x 12.5"
                (1) 2.5" x  6.5"

White  = (17) 2.5" x 12.5"


Assemble the rows.  Row 8 requires special attention; first, assemble the middle sections, then add the gray C and E sections.

Now stitch all the rows together.  Your finished quilt should be about 58 x 72 inches.


May your bobbins always be full

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