The strips are alternately 3 inches and 1 1/2 inches wide, but I played with the color proportion and placement.
It's quilted in variegated red, white and blue thread, in rows of different designs that run perpendicular to the pieced strips. I just didn't want to be locked into following the seams.
I liked how the thread isn't noticeable from a distance, but the variegation gives a lot of interest close up.
The back is pretty wild compared to the front, and the fish fabric may seem an odd choice. But the family name is Koi...
Linking up to Finish it up Friday, where there is lots to see and inspire. It's also such a good motivation to get things done, and blogged.