The other narrow strips were cut from 2 different fat quarters and pretty much used that fabric all up. So now I need to make some star or connector blocks - will have to see what I can find for fabric that "matches". I still have plenty of white, and probably a bit less than 1/2 yard of each of the pledge and red. I am thinking that by adding some more blocks I will be able to get 2 quilts.
The pattern is from this book - Once More Around the Block by Judy Hopkins. It is an easy block to make and I've made it in the 10" size too. You just have to be careful to off-set the triangles by a scant 1/4" so everything lines up. The directions include 6", 8", 9", 10", 12" and 14". The cutting directions are for 4 blocks at a time so it is easy to just multiply as you cut - which is how I ended up with 16 blocks. I've never seen the 1st book but hope to add it to my collection some day because I really like this 2nd book!
Oh - and see how my cutting mat is face side down? I always flip it over when trimming up blocks. Makes my mat last longer and keeps the front just for the straight cuts on the lines.