My desired quilt size required 48 - 4.5" patches. Happily, I was able to select all of them from the squares already cut in our bin. Each was positioned on my design wall.
We had precut 2.5" strips in the bin, but most weren't long enough. So, since I had to pull fabric from my stash, I decided to use 2" strips instead....any leftovers went into the bin.
Yup, this type "A" personality cut and arranged the pieces for each block prior to stitching. WHY?? The center square is directional, so in order to eliminate matching more seams than necessary, the piecing alternates the location of the short strip, either on the top/bottom or the sides. For me, it was easier to keep track of that placement by chain stitching one row at a time.
It will do simple straight line quilting and probably a multi-color binding. There's really need to post another photo, but perhaps you'll enjoy seeing the top.
I-Spy - 42.75" x 57"
Linking to: Whoop, Whoop Friday, Nina-Marie's Off The Wall Friday, Richard and Tanya Quilts, and Crazy Mom Quilts.