Thanks so much for your comments on my quilt--the one with "perfect" written on it in free-pieced letters. I thought that I ought to post an answer to the questions in your comments. First, Kim wanted to know what was my inspiration--and the answer is more than one of the quilts in the "Amish Abstractions" book, such as the Bricks in Bars, Roman Stripes, Chinese coins, and Joseph's Coat.
Secondly, I was asked my method of assembling the various blocks. I don't have a design wall. I set the blocks out on my bed, and arranged them. I figured out that I needed to make a couple more blocks to balance the quilt. Then I took a photo or two. I used the camera to refer to as I sewed the blocks together. First I assembled the letters, then I made the square-in-a-square block and after that, it was fairly easy to figure out where everything went. Then I added the borders.