I made this quilt for my great-niece. It's a jelly roll race but I inserted white and colored squares, one, two or three at a time. I also varied the length of the strips. The strips were in a package clearly marked as being 2-1/2 inches, but they were really 2-3/4. With the added width of the strips and the extra squares I inserted it turned out to be a pretty good sized quilt. Best of all, my niece loves it.