I have used Cheaper by the Dozen for several quick/easy quilts. The fat quarters I had on hand for this manly quilt ended up being just too busy so I added sashing to separate the blocks. Then I adjusted the outer border to make the overall size of the quilt about the same as the original. I like the way it came out, but it just struck me funny that this practical adjustment would be marketed by some as something new and wonderful. Doesn't seem like I often make a pattern exactly as it's written. Sometimes the change is even on purpose!