Just Curious as to Quilt Sizes
When I made my first quilt six and a half years ago, never did it enter my mind I'd keep on making them or enjoy the process so much. Somewhere on floppies or CDs I have pictures of most of them, and thankfully I've kept a binder of instructions and notes and from that I've put together a list of those I've made and their ultimate destinations and the pattern names.
I'm working on my 27th quilt now,( if you include three of them large crib sizes like 48 x 60) and aside from two made specifically for a twin or daybed, most of them are large enough to be used as spreads on a full sized bed. This translates to at least 49 and usually more like 56 to 64 12" blocks or more.
However, I notice comments occasionally about thirty or forty blocks being almost enough for two quilts. Am I buying myself a lot of extra work? Do most of you make smaller quilts or make up the dimensions by adding large borders or sashing or what? Or do you not use them to cover the beds completely. Since I don't 'get around the quilt world" in person, but soley on this forum this is probably a newbie question. I'd like to make smaller quilts for gifts, but have always been afraid my recipients would not find them suitable. How do you do it?