It is really easy, you just cut a couple miles of 1-1/2" black strips, and take a whole lot of scraps and cut them into 3" strips. Sew black strips on either side of the 3" strips. With me so far?
Then cross cut the strip sets into little 5 inch segments. Sew them together, side of one to end of the other. Those are twosies. Sew the twosies together to make foursies, and so on. It works out really well, because the only place the seams would match is right where all the black strips come together so you can be a quarter inch off, and no one can see it unless they are a couple inches from the quilt. The foursies are about 9 inches square, finished, so 10 across and 10 down makes a 90" square like I've got. It went so fast I could have made it twice as big.
I did it to use up scraps, but unfortunately I turned out the lights and the scraps bred again in my sewing room.
I didn't vote for Obama, but I have hopes that he will learn fast once in office - he is pretty bright. Surely he'll realize our government is big enough and that we have to win the wars, not just quit. Its a little scary having both Congress and the White House the same party, but there are some good people in there with the crooks. Hopefully the good ones can keep the crooks reined in. I rarely wax political. Probably shouldn't.