Then I laid out the fabric, and realised that I hadn't quite enough. Bum.
However, I'm in good company, QuiltSue didn't have quite enough backing for her quilt either, and what did she do? She
Being in such good company cheered me up no end, and I had a lightbulb moment - I thought I'd use half-and-half white and patterned fabrics in a checkerboard design.
I did some sums and now have a whole heap of 8¾" squares ready to press & piece.
Thank you, Sue, wouldn't have thought of it without you!