The blocks finished at 8 inches - making the finished quilt 48.5" x 64.5". The pattern is called "Hour Glass", and a how to video is available on youtube.
The second one was fashioned after a pattern by Jaybird Quilts called Radio Way and finished at 49.5" x 69.5". I started out making the strip blocks from my 2.5" box of strips and had trouble finding the correct color to tie it all together. I ended up using a light lime green after trying off white. The thirty year old green colors are grayed and just lack the spark that todays colors have.