Finally I felt I had enough patches to make this quilt. I laid them all out on the bed. I had 49 patches. This would be enough to make a nice sized quilt. Then, I brought in the critic AKA my husband. He removed almost half of my squares that he felt didn’t fit in and I am left with this:
I do really love it, and now I have several squares that I can use for other quilts. I may use some of the extras in the border. I have them put in strips, and I only have to sew the rows together. I am excited to start the borders. I had a faint wish that this would be done by Christmas but now I don’t think there is a chance.