I'm not a square quilt kind of person. When the measurements add up to form a square, I do everything to add more height. Add it to my list of quirks. But yet, when I see other people make square quilts, I like them. Go figure.
I tested out the breast cancer quilt with the horizontal spacer rows between every 4 rows. Well I did one and then used graphics software to crudely add in the other solid fabric strips. I did not like how that turned out. So, since it was digital, no seam ripping needed.
I went from there to a totally random layout of all the blocks. I shortened the width from the center panel shown in the previous quilt and added more rows. Thus, I got the rectangle I was looking for. Here are all of the blocks out on top of the bed quilt before I started sewing. I'll show the completed quilt top in a day or two vertically so you can see all the fantastic blocks and sayings! One more quilt top to lay out. I think I'll go with the same layout since there are so many colors in that bag of blocks as well.
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