The first of our 4 2 1/2" strip patterns this season is this fun little rail spinners. To stretch a pack of strips, we make half of the blocks with a common background fabric. By putting the light blocks in the middle, and the darker blocks on the outside, we get an artier, built-in border look.
You can add a border if you want. And there are some fun little pieces left over from the strip sets that could go into a special back or could make a little 4-Patch quilt.
The basic quilt takes 1 yard of background and finishes 48" x 64".