I cut my squares at 11 inches, and my strips 2-3 inches wide, so my finished blocks are 12 inches, giving me a perfect throw size.
*excuse the dead flower in the background. I didn't even notice it until just now! ;)
I worried that so much brown would look heavy, but I think the wonky cross pattern keeps it looking pretty hip and not stuffy, and the pale blue lightens it up too.
I quilted it with brown thread, and used a Kona Chocolate binding. There is so much busy pattern, (especially on the back), that I thought it needed a solid somewhere. Of course all that pattern didn't stop me from using the scraps in the backing!
I've added that little off centered stripe of scraps to lots of my quilts lately and I really think it makes the back more interesting. Part of me thinks I should try something different, and part of me is like- eh, what the heck! It uses up my scraps and I like it, so I'll keep doing it. I guess maybe one day I'll venture out and do something new on the backing...but just not today.
As I mentioned in my last post, this quilt is a gift, and the color palette matches the decor of the recipient. I hope she thinks it's just heavenly (sorry, I couldn't help it)!