Orginally it was going to have 12 blocks, but I wanted larger, so I added 8 more. I was using a block of the month pattern by Sundrop Designs, so I had to search and find the 8 more that fell in to the same category. I always wanted to make a blue and white quilt and this was perfect for it. I obtained her permission to teach it in a beginners class locally. No matter what size you choose for the project, some will want smaller or larger. They can make a few blocks for a tablerunner, pillows, etc. or do the orginal 12 for a throw or make as shown. Also the white border could be smaller or the outer checkerboard board could be left off. Now to get it quilted...TODAY hopefully!!