This block is 8 inches finished. Isn't it cute?
I cut my initial blue and white strips at 3 1/2 inches wide, then sliced with the rotary cutter per the directions and sewed them together, as usual. Then I cut the sewn strips down to 2 1/2 inches wide, and sub-cut the units at 2 1/2 inches also. I was worried about my math skills, but it worked great!
This allowed me to use some of the smaller fabrics I had.
And here is what I made with the four smaller blocks that I made:
You can read more about my experiment on my blog: