I was going to make one bow tie quilt from 140 blocks which would have finished 60 inches by 84 inches, no borders. Now I think that I am going to make 2 quilts with 60 blocks each for the centers and 4 blocks in the border for a total of 64 blocks. I plan to use sashing not positive of the size, but I think probably 1 1/2 inch finished, then a 1 inch small border and a 6" outer border. Ill do a bow tie in each corner of the quilt border. If my figures are correct each quilt will measure 56" by 83". Also, since I already made the 140 bow ties, I'll have 6 blocks each to use on the backs. According to my figures, which I think are correct, making 12 inch blocks from sets of 4 bow ties, I'll have the 15 blocks that I'll need (3 blocks x 5 blocks) and then using 1 1/2 inch sashing, I'll need (13) 2 inch strips or about 1 yard of fabric for the sashing. Using (6) 1 1/2 inch strips for the small border, I'll need about 1/3 yard, and for the 6 inch finished borders, with the bow ties in each corner, I'll need (7) 6 1/2 inch strips or about 1 1/3 yards. Clear as mud? The top fabrics are two different whites for the sashings, the pink is for the small border, the florals for the 2 large borders, and the bottom fabric for the binding. I'll need about (7) 2 1/2" strips for each binding, by the way. I have a one time co-worker and her daughter, who I have been wanting to make quilts for, and I think these will be perfect. Very similar, but a lot different, too.
PS Or maybe I should make myself a cute little 12" x 36" tablerunner. Decisions, decisions.
PPS My math was faulty, I only had 4 leftover blocks, not 12. Bye Bye tablerunner.
PPPS 08-13 I found the other 8 bow ties. I thought that I had already made 15 - 12 inch blocks, but I had made 17. The tablerunner is back on, lol.