When we were looking for a pattern on google images, this one caught our eye. I found out the name of the pattern and the designer. I emailed the designer and asked which of the 3 sizes listed was shown on the front of the pattern. Her reply was Lap size. Using the dimensions shown and her reply, I figured the blocks must be 8" and set 6 x 8. I drew out the block in Illustrator and this is what I came up with.
I wanted to make sure that was correct, so I emailed the designer back and asked her if I could purchase that pattern and have it sent via email. She agreed, I paid via PayPal and she emailed the file along with a warning that it was a copyrighted pattern and I was not to copy or share it with anyone.
I could see that it had a copyright as it was printed on the pattern and was a bit irritated by her warning to me. I did, after all pay for it and I can't remember a time when I purchased a pattern in a quilt shop and was warned about copying it.
So, I open the pattern and the block size is 12"!!!!
Which means that the quilt on the front cover is not a LAP QUILT, but a QUEEN SIZE. The lap quilt has only 24 blocks and I think you would lose a lot of the graphic punch with those large blocks and only 24 of them.
So, we used my cutting dimensions and her pattern has been filed away.
Here is the completed quilt (sideways):
I designed the back to commemorate our 40th class reunion and one lucky classmate will go home with it after the reunion.