Grandmother's Own Quilt Layouts and Yardage

Posted by Elaine Huff on

My last block tutorial was for the Grandmother's Own quilt block and I had some requests for layouts and yardage for quilts so here you go!


Throw Size (60" x 60") Quilt


  • Light/White: 3/8 yard
  • Medium/Plum: 2+1/4 yards
  • Dark/Navy: 1+5/8 yards

The layout shown below uses 12" finished blocks set in a 4 x 4 layout with a 2" inner border and a 4" outer border. I've only used 2 colors in this layout and I was totally surprised that where the blocks come together they make the same design as the original block! I should've realized it ahead of time but didn't. 

grandmothers own throw size quilt

Queen Size (96" x 108") Quilt


  • Light/White: 1 yard
  • Medium/Blue: 5+7/8 yards
  • Dark/Navy: 4+3/8 yards

The layout shown below uses 12" finished blocks set in a 7 x 8 layout. I've also used only 2 colors in this example with a 2" inner border and 4" outer border.

grandmothers own queen size quilt

Small Throw, Baby or Lap (44" x 44") Quilt


  • Light/White: 1 fat quarter
  • Medium/Blue (middle border): 3/8 yard
  • Dark/Navy: 1+1/4 yard
  • Assorted Medium Prints: 1 fat quarter each of 8 different fabrics

In this example I've set the 12" blocks in a 3 x 3 layout with a 1" inner border, a 2" middle border, and a 1" outer border. As you can see, it is a scrappy quilt and so the secondary cross design isn't as pronounced as in the two other examples. It is still pleasing to the eye and would be a good way to use up scraps or extra fat quarters you have! It's my favorite but I'm partial to scrappy quilts!

grandmothers own scrappy

I hope you've enjoyed these layout examples using the Grandmother's Own quilt block. If you liked this post and want to see more posts like this, simply click here to sign up for my newsletter and also receive a free PDF quilt pattern called Chained Weathervane.

Happy Quilting!




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