Do They Have to Be 2 1/2" Squares? Can I Use Other Sizes?

While I believe "you do you" is the way of the quilt world, these patterns are all written for 8 1/2" (8" finished) blocks. If you don't want to cut (16) 2 1/2" squares, you could cut (4) 4 1/2" squares or (1) 8 1/2" square.