Liberty Mini Rainbow Bundle that I bought at Purl Soho years ago. Years this fabric had been sitting on the shelf people, years. In all those years on the shelf it never brought me as much joy as this mini quilt does!
I cut 2.5" squares of the Liberty and just played with them until I liked the arrangement (which I could have kept on doing for a loooong time). Then I added a bright white (probably Kona) sash that I trimmed to an 1.25" (the original strips were 2" wide but I knew I'd trim them down after I attached them). Happily found everything I needed for this project in my own sweet stash.
this awesome tutorial at Bee In My Bonnet and I knew that was the way to go. I did want to try using the backing as binding as well and I loved this tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew on how to do that. Doing both together worried me a bit as my machine doesn't like to sew through too many layers but it worked out just fine!
Allison's tutorial seemed different enough than the way I'd tried that it might work better and it did! I left a longer edge to use as the binding (1") and shortened my stitch length considerably. Her method of mitering the corners also worked out really well for me (and she's not even paying me to say any of this ;-).
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday. Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!