Then I cut a center square 16 1/2" and built the block from there. It got really big.
Then I cut it in half and inserted a panel made from the stripe + some more strips to balance it out..
Then cut again and insert a panel with an inset white bit crossing the stripes. The final size of this big big block is 48x46"
But wait, there's more to come. Surrounding the main block will be more blocks, 24"ish square.
I will probably unsew the main block to quilt it in parts, but you get the idea.
The pond is full to the brim and overflowing in great gushing glugs. All new rain water filled the basin and the fish are ever so visible.
When the sun returns everything will shoot up, so stand back!