This is fast becoming like a signature quilt for me. It works up fast and it uses scraps in the string blocks. I like making 6.5 finished blocks in the strings and then using 9.5 in the spaces between. It gives me space to try new quilting techniques in that space and I make them so that I can use the width of fabric for the back. This gives a pretty good sized kid friendly quilt and it is using up my stash and my UFO's.