I cut the following from each 10" square and used Kona Sky for my background. You end up with a full 2 1/2" x 10" strip and then some. I figure I can use that in my border. Haven't quite figured that out yet. I ran out of background and figured I needed a border of that before I proceeded with the rest.
Then I sewed a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle to the bottom of this piece.
I had repeats in my layer cake but didn't want them in my quilt so it only has 36 blocks instead of 42. My pant hangers were having a hard time holding my flimsy and I was getting frustrated. so You have a not so good picture of my ME/EM quilt. Technically it was suppose to be an EM/Em quilt but I sewed my rows backwards at the retreat and I didn't want to unpick. Lazy I know. But I'm happy with it.