The stripes were cut into 4.5" squares, arranged in a 4-patch and sashed with a beautiful teal blue shot cotton. The sashing finished at 1". The quilt measures approx. 54" x 73".
A few things about shot cottons for those unfamiliar...
Good - the colors are gorgeous and woven right into the fabric. (My camera kept overexposing the colors. They are actually a bit deeper than shown.)
Bad - the edges shred like crazy and because they're a lighter weight than regular quilting cottons, they tend to stretch if you're not careful.
Despite the shredding and risk of stretching, I think it turned out beautiful. I quilted using a swirly stipple stitch (say that 3 times fast).
I used the blue sashing fabric for the binding as well.
This quilt counts as one of my finishes for the 3rd Qtr FAL hosted by The Littlest Thistle.
Today I'm linking up with Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.