Since I began this quilt with a finished small quilt, each added part has been sewn in the flip and quilt technique. One would think that I would carefully plan the size of the sides so I could easily plan the next round. Duh. I didn't, so there was a bit of fiddly sewing, but the round of squares managed to get fit, sorta. At this point it measures an unlikely 53" square-ish. I am not the kind of quilter that points out non-matching seams, so let's just say there are a few, and who really cares?
For me, the point of this quilt is to use lots of prints and some solids, and make it colorful and cuddly. So it is already filling that bill.
If you've never done flip and quilt, a quilt as you go technique, here is a visual that may help. A strip of patchwork is sewn on at the same time as a matching size strip of lining fabric.
Then a strip of batting is placed next to the seam allowance and zigzagged in place. It is easier than it sounds. Butting the batting is essential; one or two stitches at the beginning catches the batt and you then just zoom along.
Many quilters have lots of leftover pieces of batting, and this a great way to use them up. Of course you will also be making more leftovers since there is always one more section that doesn't fit the remainders. O well.
One more thing, since each section is quilted before the next part is added, when the top is finished, so is the quilting, and believe me that makes this technique a dream.
OK back to work.