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« on: June 03, 2006 07:28:16 PM »

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".  

Voila!
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2006 07:58:09 PM »

WOW great job!!! my quilts never turn out the standard size either lol! go figure! it's usually off by an inch or two for some reason  Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2006 08:43:27 PM »

That is a fantastic quilt!

I love the color combination.
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2006 08:53:21 PM »

It's beautiful!!! He's definitely going to have the nicest bed in the dorm! What great work and such a nice present. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2006 10:59:53 PM »

That's fantastic!
I hope your brother-in-law likes it as much as we all do Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2006 10:27:33 AM »

Nice!  He's lucky!
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2006 08:50:23 AM »

As soon as I saw the color combinations, I thought of VaTech! Good color choices.

Here is an extra-long twin quilt for my brother-in-law, who will be attending Virginia Tech in the fall (Go Hokies!). 



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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2006 12:55:43 PM »

Wow!  That is awesome.  It's very pleasing visually.  Nice job.  I like the piecing pattern you used.
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2006 08:43:01 AM »

Great job! I wish I had a cool sister-in-law that would make me a quilt.
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