First of all I had to go through all my 2½" squares I had and sorted them into colours:
Then I cut some white for my background colour:
Decided on my first layout:
Followed Lori's excellent tutorial on how to sew the block and produced this:
My second block didn't take me nearly as long to make as I sort of knew what I was doing.
I'm enjoying making these and, as they turn out to be 12½" squares - 12" finished - it wouldn't, in theory, take too long to make a quilt top with them. Believe it or not, I'll need to cut some more 2½" squares as there aren't many colours in those piles that have 12 of the one print in them which is the number I need for the outside squares. A great excuse to use up some fabric.