The other day I asked for ideas for 2.5" strips. Several really good patterns were posted. I decided on a modified Log Cabin pattern -- I kinda made up my own pattern. It was fun; unfortunately, my pile "grew" as I'm a controlled scrappy person and "had" to cut more strips, lol. I'm calling it "Sunny Log Cabin" because of the yellow centers. By the way, the centers are 4.5". The blocks are 14.5"; 3 blocks by 4 blocks; 45" by 60".