We also cut the batting and back pieces - thank goodness for Diana's circular cutter. It was a life saver! JoAnn's had them on sale for 55% off, so I made sure I purchased one.
I finished sewing my squares together - 72 total. Next I am going to lay them out on my bed and see how big the comforter will be. I may need to add some more squares, we'll see. I am so excited to finish this quilt!