As you can see, I'm off to a pretty good start. I have ten inner block assembled in about two weeks, but we know I can't sustain that as soon as I get busy again. But, this is supposed to be something I work on while traveling mostly.
Well, I made copies of the diagrams from the pattern and experimented adding blocks to the sides, top and bottom and realized if I turn the whole thing sideways I could get the dimensions I want, so here is my plan. The zig-zag edge will now be on the sides instead of the top and bottom, which I like better anyway.
I guess I'm really just making a dark color version of the quilt from the pattern, but I'm not using florals and other prints, just dots and stripes.