I cut strips for this quilt back when I was cutting squares for my market square quilt. I have been stuck on this quilt for a while... I had the blocks finished, but debated making it bigger. I ended up NOT making it bigger. I am totally okay with smaller lap size quilts. Plus I have plenty of large lap size quilts and smaller ones are easier for the kids to fold.
I have always loved this design of quilt, but I really fell in love with this quilt, and then had to make one. I love that it looks like books stacked on top of each other
It's a pretty easy design to make, but I don't use a pattern. I'll try to explain (without pictures), I cut strips of white and strips of color. I then trim my colored pieces to a good size to make the "books". I try to vary the sizes, but I don't plan this part out. I then add white to either side and trim it to the right size. Once I have a bunch of these strips, I sew them all together.
I used this great polka dot from JoAnn's (by Denyse Schmidt) for the back and bound it in green. I actually debated selling this quilt, we just have so many...but there are a few things about it that make it less than perfect, so I think we'll keep it. I like it a lot anyway, so I don't mind.