The finished dimensions of these quilts are 45" x 72" which is approximately the correct size for the Aussie Hero quilts. Piano keys are a great way to use up all those small bits left over from other projects
The central Panel of this quilt is made from a large print fabric - I used 1 yard, measured the usable width, and divided this number by 3. ( The usable width is the width of the fabric less the selvages and any fabric that is not printed with the design.). In this case 42" /3 = 14". I then cut the the 1 yard length vertically making 3 panels 36" x 14 "(the finished size of the panel in the quilt is 35.5" by 13.3"). Each panel can make the center of 1 quilt.
The goal is to frame the panel as you would a picture. The first 1 or 2 frames are solid fabric and then I use a mixture of piano keys and whole fabric borders.
I make piano keys using pieces of fabric that are the same length but different widths - however the width is always smaller than the length. I precut the piano keys from small scraps, in 3" 4.5" 6" 7.5" lengths and select the colors I want for each project.