For all of you that like having the measurements and all the math done for you (I know I do...I hate math) here is how I put P's Quilt together.
Finished Quilt Size: 40" x 59"
You need: 18 Log Cabins that are finished at 8.5" x 8.5"
17 Squares with a white border that are finished at 8.5"x 8.5"
For the Log Cabins I cut my center squares at 2.5"x 2.5" and all my strips and/or logs at 1.5" - 2" wide and as long as your fabric so that you can get lots of strips and/or logs out of that one strip. I cut up 16 different prints for my log cabins, then pieced the log cabins until my block was the desired size of 8.5" x 8.5"
For the Squares with white borders I cut the Polka Dot print (you can use any fabric you would like) at 6.5"x 6.5" and cut the white strips at 2" wide.
NOTE: I folded my white Kona cotton and then cut 14 strips 2" wide by 22" long (since you folded the fabric after you cut it you open it up and you have a piece that is 2" x 44" long now) this gave me enough for the borders.
I used 1/2 yard of the stripe fabric for the binding.
I used 2 yards for the back of the quilt.
On another note I just wanted to let you all know I will be taking a break due to the fact that I will be having my baby soon and it is so hard for me to sew right now anyway.
I did manage to make this Minky Initial Blanket today since one of my friends had a surprise phone call over the weekend telling her she was getting a baby girl the very next day, needless to say she was not prepared for it so some friends are throwing her a last minute baby shower tonight. Welcome Savannah!