My finished width was 26 inches.
I used the wrong side of the first side as a guide for size and placement.
I constructed a variety of strip units like this one pictured to use around the fussy cut blocks.
Sewing this side together is a lot like building a puzzle. You cut and sew a bit and repeat. I did lay my 3.5 inch borders for the top and bottom for placement guides. To help distribute color and prints, I sew short strips together rather than sewing the full width of fabric.
I quilted this piece with an off-centered circle to compliment all the straight lines. I used Warm and Natural cotton batting.