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Postcard From Sweden Queen Size

This is a queen size Postcard From Sweden quilt measuring 96" square. The HSTs finish at 6" which is bigger than the pattern calls for. My quilt is hanging upside down compared to the pattern. I added four columns to the left side and one row to the top (which is four columns to the right side and one row to the bottom of the pattern). Look at the upper right side of my quilt and find the solid kelly green square. This is the corner of the original quilt. I copied this column and the next three columns and added them to the opposite side of the quilt. Now I can see that the fourth column I added (the left edge column) doesn't perfectly match the fourth column in from the right. I was running out of fabric combinations and used what I had left. Then I added the top row (bottom according to the pattern) with leftover fabrics, aiming for general color placement. I hope this helps! Myra of Busy Hands Quilts. Check out my quilt patterns at https://www.etsy.com/shop/BusyHandsPatterns I blog at www.busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com and host Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can post the projects you're working on each week.

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This is a queen size Postcard From Sweden quilt measuring 96" square. The HSTs finish at 6" which is bigger than the pattern calls for. My quilt is hanging upside down compared to the pattern. I added four columns to the left side and one row to the top (which is four columns to the right side and one row to the bottom of the pattern). Look at the upper right side of my quilt and find the solid kelly green square. This is the corner of the original quilt. I copied this column and the next three columns and added them to the opposite side of the quilt. Now I can see that the fourth column I added (the left edge column) doesn't perfectly match the fourth column in from the right. I was running out of fabric combinations and used what I had left. Then I added the top row (bottom according to the pattern) with leftover fabrics, aiming for general color placement. I hope this helps! Myra of Busy Hands Quilts. Check out my quilt patterns at https://www.etsy.com/shop/BusyHandsPatterns I blog at www.busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com and host Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can post the projects you're working on each week.

Q&A with BusyHandsQuilts

Vanessa Van Meter asked:
I love this quilt and also want to make a queen size. I know it calls for 36 FQs in the original size (9 yards) but I do not know how to figure out what to buy to make it a queen and/or which colors to duplicate. Do you recall what you bought to make the larger size?
BusyHandsQuilts answered:
Thank you! I used 1/2 yard cuts of the original 36 colors, and there was quite a bit left over. 1/3 of a yard isn't enough to get two strips, if using 6" finished HSTs, which is what this quilt is made with. I edited my comment above - I added 3 rows to the bottom and one side to increase the size to 96" square. I hope this helps!
Kym Nitcher asked:
Did you prewash your fabrics? Did you starch?
BusyHandsQuilts answered:
Hi Kym! I did not prewash the fabrics or use starch. Myra~
nordlake716930096 asked:
If making baby or toddler quilt, what size squares do you recommend?
BusyHandsQuilts answered:
3" finished HSTs in the same layout as the pattern should result in baby size. It will be beautiful!
alleeallee asked:
Where can I buy all the different fabrics in one place? Or is that possible?
BusyHandsQuilts answered:
Craftsy doesn't carry all of the colors for larger quilts. Fabricshack.com is the best price for Kona cotton, and they stock all of the colors.
Babs Ba asked:
Hello, how do you create the layout of this queensize quilt? Do you create it on your own way?
BusyHandsQuilts answered:
Hi Babs Ba, The HSTs finish at 6" which is bigger than the pattern calls for. My quilt is hanging upside down compared to the pattern. I added four columns to the left side and one row to the top (which is four columns to the right side and one row to the bottom of the pattern). Look at the upper right side of my quilt and find the solid kelly green square. This is the corner of the original quilt. I copied this column and the next three columns and added them to the opposite side of the quilt. Now I can see that the fourth column I added (the left edge column) doesn't perfectly match the fourth column in from the right. I was running out of fabric combinations and used what I had left. Then I added the top row (bottom according to the pattern) with leftover fabrics, aiming for general color placement. I hope this helps! Myra of Busy Hands Quilts. Check out my quilt patterns at https://www.etsy.com/shop/BusyHandsPatterns I blog at www.busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com and host Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can post the projects you're working on each week.

Skill Level

Beginner