I am so glad ya'll like it. It definitely turned out better than I expected.
As far as the pattern goes, I'd be glad to send it to whoever wants it....I can't seem to find it on my computer here at home though...I did it at work one day and it's saved there.....I'll be going in sometime next week and can get it then.
As far as using excel, I just pretended each block on there was a 4 1/2" unfinished fabric block. I highlighted the amount of blocks I would need to make the quilt as big as I wanted and outlined them. Then I used different colors to fill in each puzzle piece so I could get an idea of what it would look like....if that makes sense....I've used that program before for other quilts...oh and my ex used visio a few times to design things for me....I don't understand that program though.
oh, and as a time saver, I sewed the black blocks on when I did each row, so I didn't have to do a border.....it's already there.