I am making 15 each of the following blocks using random placement of red, green, black and white fabrics:
This one has a 1-inch strip around the center, and then the outer one will be 2"(finished).
This one has a 2-inch strip and the outer one will be 1"(finished). I am just alternating these blocks.
My outer strips look bigger in the picture because I make 1/2" seams in my quilts. I had issues with my quilts coming apart (we use them pretty hard) with 1/4" seams, so I switched to 1/2" a few years back. I don't use patterns, so it hasn't been a problem. This is not something I would recommend for everyone, but it works for me. (It also makes the math really easy!) Another thing that I like about it is that it makes a heavier quilt. The most obvious drawback is that I go through more fabric this way, but I just plan for that.
Does anyone else do this? I am the only person I know of who does it.