I am very pleased with the layout, with 13 blocks it gives a really nice double bed sized quilt. I would definitely use that one again. There are coping strips around each block as my piecing skills have obviously improved over the 12 years I have been making the blocks. Some of the early ones came up very short of the supposed 12" block and the brown strips around the outside of the block very cleverly disguise that fact. The quilting was very much a case of running before I could walk - I took this one to the NEQ Retreat, but I didn't dare take it out of the bag as I was slightly embarrassed by the quilting - but I know my mum won't care about that because after all - it's finished!!