All 12 blocks are fused. I cut the background blocks to 13" and after tracing the shapes outline onto the background, I found that 13" was perfect, and I don't think I'm going to be able to cut them down to 12.5." I'm not doing the sawtooth border so using graph paper, I've calculated the layout to fit with the 13" blocks. The Center block is cut to 30" even. I used my regular printer and taped the sections together and I'm getting ready to fuse it now.
Here's a little sample I did with Erin's .pdf files and I pulled the drawings up in Paint and colored them in. (BTW, you can do this by pulling the file up in adobe, and pressing the PRNT SCRN button - that saves the image to your clipboard. You can then open up PAINT and press CTRL+V or right click and press paste.) Yes, those with EQ7 have it MUCH easier.. if anyone wants to gift me EQ7 I'd be super happy!! HAHA LOL! =c) But with paint you can get the general color idea. I'm still not sure about the purple borders. I'm looking for a lighter brown background with a purple print.. purple or plum or something. We'll see how it goes.