And, so I finished the quilt today! Well, mostly. I still have some threads to clip.....but otherwise it is donezo! I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I'm glad I went with the red binding. Not sure I had mentioned it before, but the pattern I went with was actually a baby quilt pattern from the Moda Bake Shop. I did add two extra borders and an extra row of squares to make it bigger, more of a throw size than a baby quilt sized.
Here's the back view. I'm glad sometimes that I don't always quite have enough of a certain fabric so that I have to improvise!
This square here, the pink one is probably my favorite one :)
Here's a close up of the binding. For the binding, I tried something new! I had read somewhere on the web that bias binding is the way to go for bigger projects and ones that will get more use. I had not heard that before....but I don't really have much experience other than what I read on other people's blogs, and frankly that's not really something that is a huge topic of conversation! But, I tucked it away and thought, I've got to try it. I stumbled across this tutorial from a google search and thought it made sense but even with the pictures, I couldn't picture it? Not sure why. But, she references this tutorial, and for some reason seeing just plain lines and measurements clicked for me. So, that's the tute I followed for the binding I used. I will say that matching up the lines with the parallelogram thing was trick-y! I'm not even kidding when I say I ripped my seam out at least 4 times!!!! 5th time, I said "you know what who cares! It doesn't have to be perfect!" and I sort of fudged it a little bit, and it worked so no biggie :) The measurements were spot on, so I really appreciated that. All in all good stuff.