I want to make a light and shadow quilt from "Tradition with a twist." It calls for 3" strips, and I have 2 1/2" strips.
How can I best make the same size quilt?
I am not sure if this is the pattern you are doing, as there are a lot out there with many variations, but I noticed she is using 2 1/2 strips for some of it.
To make the quilt bigger you can either do more blocks or do something different with the border. Hope this helps.
I am not familiar with either the block or the pattern. However, if the block is the one Patti provided a link to, using a 3" strip would give you a 10" finished block. Using a 2 1/2" strip would give you a 8" finished block.
The only way to make up the difference is either more blocks, make a larger border or to use sashing. I fear that sashing would change the look of the quilt. If adding blocks does not alter the design or arrangement - I would probably go for more blocks.
A quilt will warm the heart.