BUT WAIT.... THERE'S SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT TO DO FIRST!!!!
If you select a "calm" 7" square, you MUST surround it with a "busy" print. And if you start with a "busy" 7" square, you MUST surround it with a "calm" print. This is very important. For the quilt to be truly successful (and let's face it, nobody wants to make a dud quilt), you MUST follow this rule.
Half the blocks should have calm insides and busy outsides, and half the blocks should have busy insides and calm outsides.Now I decided to keep my pairs together, but you are under no such restriction. Do whatever you want. HOWEVER...
Sew the long strips around the square...
42 blocks will make a Queen sized quilt, 6 blocks in 7 rows. The Sunshine quilt had 36 blocks, 6 rows of 6, and it's fine for a double bed.
So make your blocks. I'll show you mine tomorrow.
oh, by the way... DON'T SEW THE BLOCKS TOGETHER. We're going to (...gasp!!!) cut them apart!!!