Here is an extra-long twin quilt for my brother-in-law, who will be attending Virginia Tech in the fall (Go Hokies!). School Colors are orange and maroon.http://static.flickr.com/54/159667177_0fc6cb21af.jpg
As you can see, it consists of log cabin blocks set in a traditional barn raising pattern. I cut 60 2" orange squares, and MANY 2" strips of the cream and maroon fabrics. I then pieced the strips around the squares to make 60 10.5" blocks.http://static.flickr.com/51/136655507_2f8de508e8_t.jpg
For those of you who don't know, the beds in college dorms are an unusual size: "extra-long". It's basically a twin bed with an extra 5" on the end. Since a standard quilt size for a twin bed is 65"x95", an extra-long twin quilt would need to be 65"x100".
Now, I don't know about you, but my quilts are never the recommended dimensions. I do try though to get them as close as possible. So, I figured that with 10.5" blocks I could set it in 10 rows with six blocks per row in order to end up with total dimensions of 63"x105".