I now have enough blocks to make the Criss Cross quilt in the size given in Bonnie's book. The quilt that appears in Scraps & Shirttails II is 87" X 93." I need to decide whether to go with that or make it bigger (fits my Calif. King bed better if it's a little bigger). I'll need a few more blocks if I go in that direction. I might just add another row of blocks and make it 13 blocks square. Time will give me the answer.
I am making my blocks just a little different than Bonnie's. I have trimmed my blocks to an even 7" square, allowing the red squares inside to float just a bit, about 1/8 of an inch. You could even go larger when trimming, therefore making the float more generous.
I really like to make points float when I have the choice because they just look better to me and I don't have to worry about cutting off the points when I sew the quilt together. I often make changes in patterns that I am following to get this effect. This change by itself will make my quilt a bit larger, about 90" by 96 1/2".
I am also mulling over border options. A great way to put your own spin on someone else's design is to make up your own border treatment.
Floating Squares might make a great name for this quilt. Either that or Constellations. Again, time will give me the answers.