I worked on my lap quilt for several hours today. I was super obsessive and actually re-squared all these blocks to make them 4.5 inches. I remembered why I don't normally bother because it seemed like it took forever, but then when I sewed the pieces together, everything fit together so well.
I finished building all ten center blocks and then assembled one of those into the big block; they are huge! I don't think I've ever made a quilt with 16-inch blocks before.
The assembly isn't going as quickly as I was hoping because I didn't use enough fabrics. When my first batch of squares failed, I should have gone digging in the scrap bin for more print fabrics. Instead, I just used the big chunks I had laying around. I'm spending too much time shifting pieces around trying to build blocks without repeats of the same fabric.