I got these nice fat quarters at Jo-Ann's today. Most of them are Thistleberry and measure EXACTLY 18" x 21" after prewashing. The chevron was just Jo-Ann's brand and shrunk to 12-1/2" x 18". I only noticed after washing that the label read "Do NOT Prewash"! What?! Since there is very little of it, I think I'll put it smack dab in the center and as filler side pieces.
Part of the plan is to make a few throw quilts for the living room that can be pieced together quickly to practice my techniques before I start on some of the kids' quilts that I want to be keepsakes. I am loving all the gorgeous PLUS quilts I've been seeing lately. I'm planning to use these fabrics to make a plus quilt with the long horizontal bars measuring 12 inches across, so it should go together fairly quickly.