It started as 7 inch squares but when you seam and then wash/dry it, they came down to an even 6" each. I cut the squares, sandwiched them and then ran an 'X' in the middle of each double square to keep it from shifting. I sewed 6 squares in a row then sewed the 6 rows together. Exposed seams on one side, flat on the other. I snipped all the seams and around the edge and then washed and dried it twice in a hot wash and hot dryer to be sure it's reached the most shrunk it'll be. "most shrunk"? is that a word? it's shrunk. shrunken? oh good grief now I'm obsessing about it. IN any event, it's ridiculously soft and cuddly and the snipped seams are puffy and fuzzy.
Here are the beauty shots: