I want mine super-sized!

A reader asked me if I had a pattern for making my “Bloom Wherever You Are” into a queen sized quilt.

I played around with the placement, and came up with this. I thought I would share the pattern with my bloggy friends in case you want to supersize the quilt too!

Basically, it is like making the wall-hanging repeated four times. The size of the blocks is 12″ instead of 8″. According to calculations done by EQ, the following are the yardages you will need for a 92.5″ finished size quilt:

white floral (No. 8801-01) — 2 1/2 yards*

green floral (No. 8804-01) — 2 1/2 yards

light pink floral (No. 8804-03) — 4 5/8 yards

yellow large floral (No. 8802-02) — 3 yards

packed multi floral (No. 8807-01) — 2 5/8 yards*

*assumes single strip of fabric for continuous border

Now we are down to the nitty-gritty cutting details —

From the light pink floral fabric, you will need

— 160 3 1/2″ squares

— 32 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ strips

— 8 2″ x 9 1/2″ strips

— 8 2″ x 12 1/2″ strips

From the yellow large floral fabric, you will need:

— 4 9 1/2″ squares

— 32 3 1/2″ squares

–32 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ strips

— 32 3 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ strips

From the green floral fabric, you will need

— 32 3 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ strips

— 32 3 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ strips

From the white floral fabric, you will need (for inner border)

— 2 4 1/2″ x 72″ strips

— 2 4 1/2″ x 80″ strips

From the packed multi floral fabric, you will need for the outer border

— 2 6 3/4″ x 80″

— 2 6 3/4″ x 92 1/2″

— lengths of 2″ strips for binding

(You may freely adjust the widths of your borders to achieve the specific final size of your quilt. If you do that, please re-calculate the fabrics you will need)

For piecing instructions, please refer to pages 59-60 of the January 2010 issue of The Quilter. Magazines can be purchased from The Quilter‘s website.

You may find the fabrics (Always in Bloom by RJR) from the following online quilt stores:

Fabric Shack

Stitch n Frame Shop

The Door Mouse

Thanks for stopping in! If you do happen to be super-sizing this quilt, I hope you have loads of fun!

The fine print: Please note that this super-sizing pattern is not for commercial use, and is only for personal use.

Bloom Wherever You Are in THE QUILTER (January 2010)

Good day, you all! I received my copy of “The Quilter” yesterday. My Bloom Wherever You Are quilt is in the January 2010 issue. Can you believe it? We are swiftly heading toward the year 2010!!!

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The fabrics used are from RJR‘s Always in Bloom collection. The fabric choices made the quilt look like it has a watercolor quilt effect:

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The blocks are double tulip blocks. Basically, they are just slightly improvised log cabins! The log cabin blocks are fun blocks to make because they have so many different possibilities depending on your choice of fabrics, placements, or any twist you add to the blocks:

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This quilt was quilted with the Tuscany Silk Batt from Hobbs Heirloom and YLI Silk 100 thread. That batt is a dream, I tell you!!!! It is more than easy to manage. I really enjoyed quilting the quilt as a result:

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Quilting as seen on the back:

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I wish you a good day, and hope that no matter in what circumstance you find yourself, you continue to bloom wherever you are! Blessings to you!

p.s. Should you want to super-size this quilt into a queen size quilt – just click here for more information!