This would have to be one of the worst quilts I have ever made.
Not because the sewing is bad. When it came time to square it, it was just fine, (although there are some places where the bias fabric stretched and had to be put back in position), and because that was right the quilting worked well also. (I used my walking foot on the machine and just followed the squares.)
As I have never used the narrow peak-a-boo borders before I didn't realise that I should have quilted the sections and then added the border. I did end up quilting it in 3 sections making sure the points LOOKED as though they were all perfect. The big problem was the insipid colours when I first but the fabrics together.
My solution? To fudge it. All those little red squares are appliqued in place. And the addition of the blue borders brought it all together. Just don't look too closely at it. It is all made from scrap fabric and it does make a warm lap quilt. Added to that I am giving it as a donation to be gifted to someone in a nursing home. So all up it isn't a total disaster.
Now should I call it the 2.5" strip quilt or the fudge quilt?