Thursday, June 21, 2007

a few more numbers for ya'

I don't know if y'all were being nice, or what, but I thought I'd give you the measurements for the future's so bright quilt. This isn't really a tutorial to make the quilt, but you at least will have all the measurements of the pieces if you want to make something similar.

My quilt was 67.5" x 90".
The setting is 6 blocks across and 8 blocks down.
Use a quarter inch seam allowance throughout.

You will need 48 of these blocks. The little squares in the 4 patches are cut 2.5". (Cut 8 for each block.) The larger squares are cut 4.5". (Cut 2 for each block.)



You will need 35 of these blocks. The center square is cut 4.5". Two rectangles are cut 2.5" x 4.5". The other 2 rectangles are cut 2.5" x 8.5".

Cut 2 squares (from white) 6 5/8", then cut those to make half square triangles. (Cut on the diagonal once.) These are for the 4 corners.

Cut 6 squares (from white) 12 5/8", then cut those to make quarter square triangles. (Cut on the diagonal both ways.) You should have 24 of these.

Now, sew it all together. If you make one, I'd love to see it!
Happy sewing.

27 comments:

Holly said...

Uh-oh. Just this morning I was making a list of projects to try this summer. Now, with the measurements of your beautiful quilt right in front of me (i.e., no math for me!), how can I resist adding it to my list? Maybe even bumping some other projects down a bit...hmm...

Thank you for sharing this information! It's very generous of you.

Sarah said...

Ooo... I'm with Holly, this has definitely gotten onto my summer project list. Do the measurements include seam allowances?

Linda said...

Might have to make one similar someday, but right now I have plenty of projects to keep me busy!

Roxanne said...

Honestly, I can't tell you that I will ever have the patience to make this. But, I do appreciate all the math you must have had to do to make this work!!

kirsty said...

Definitely was NOT just "being nice". It's one of my favourite quilts for ages!!

amandajean said...

sarah, yes the measurements do include seam allowances.

kat said...

oh I am going to print the measurements out. Thanks... this is just want a novice like me needs :)

lera said...

That just seems so time consuming to me, yet you whip these up in no time at all. (I'm still working on that "quilt" I started a few weeks ago, although I haven't touched it lately.)

Anina said...

Wow thanks! That quilt truly is a winner and now everybody can make one of their very own.

The Calico Cat said...

Please explain why I now have a desire to run out & go showpping for fabric? (That quilt looks like you rummaged through my stash...) Thanks for the numbers...

flippytale Quilter (Christine) said...

The way you combined your colors is very contemporary! I am glad you are sharing your recipe too! No promises that I will make one soon, but am inspired enough to copy down the directions!

qusic said...

I will start rummaging through my pile of 4.5 scraps , your quilt is such a great piece of work and so delicious looking, thanks for the recipe, you will get a look at my process(flickr).

Quilt Nut said...

great quilt to use up scraps with. thanx for posting the directions!

Susan said...

oh boy! I have a shoe box full of 2 1/2 inch scraps, this should put a dent in it! I am starting on it today even though I just found your blog, through the posting on Craft Magazine's blog.

karenqltr said...

I love this quilt! My son is a junior. Maybe if I start making blocks for it now, I could conceivably have one of these finished for his high school graduation in June '09!

Reethi said...

Thanks so much for sharing! My mom and me made this, we loved it so much! I've posted a picture on my blog...

Cheers,
Reethi

Alison-My Little Stitching Corner said...

Thanks for adding me. Can't wait to follow everyones along!

Amy a.k.a. dragonryder4 said...

You are just amazing, the amount of work that you finish makes me feel so lazy LOL :) I want to give this quilt a go as soon as I get more work done on my crazy quilt. I have a ? though , what are the size of the side triangles? Thanks so much for posting all these wonderful patterns !
Amy M.

Purple and Paisley said...

i love your site but usually just lurk...=(...would like your "
future's so bright" quilt to be my next project and posted about it on my blog this morning with a link to here...i sure hope that's okay with you...thank you for the inspiration and sharing all of the beautiful things you make!...=)...

Jane said...

i LOVE your blog and would love to make this quilt but I am busy with another quilt. How long will you leave the directions on your blog? This is a beautiful quilt and I have lots of fabric scraps.
Thanks Jane

amandajean said...

jane,

I plan to leave the measurements up indefinitely. enjoy at your leisure.

Quiltbeagle said...

Amandajean you are so generous to give out this pattern. I loved it immediately and started making it. I only have 4 diagonal rows done so far, but it will be finished soon and I'll be sure to send you a photo. I'd like to post the photo as well on my Flickr site, but only with your permission. Full credit for the design will be included of course. Would this be okay? Thanks!
Kathy

amandajean said...

Kathy,

That would be just fine! Enjoy the pattern. can't wait to see your version of it.

amandajean

Aimee said...

Amanda Jean,
I made a quilt from your pattern - blogged here: http://saltmarshdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/03/my-version-of-futures-so-bright.html

Thanks a million for sharing it! You are one talented lady!

Ginny said...

I also made this quilt as a wedding gift for my niece. I just posted photos of it on my Blogspot blog, BrooklynQuilter.com. I'd post a link if I knew how!
Thanks for the pattern. I really love how it turned out.

Eliza said...

Hi I would Like to make this quilt but have no idea how to convert it to a queen size! Thanks for posting the idea!

laurel said...

I also made this quilt for a fundraiser. I love your version, the colors are awesome. Thanks for your help with the measurements, etc.

I can not figure out how to post a picture.