My sister had put in a request for a quilt/mat for her poodle (Koda) to put in his bed, so I came up with this incredible easy quilt as you go quilt.
I had 2 Fat quarters (red with puppy footprints and red with white bones) and a strip of puppy novelty print. I also had a metre of fabric I had bought for my stash from spotlight when they had a sale, I think it was $3 a metre or something crazy like that. From that fabric and a bit of left over polyester batting I got 2 completed puppy mats.
I simply cut the 2 fat quarters into 4 even strips, it doesn't matter if they are all different sizes, it is actually better if they aren't even. I cut the novelty strip in 2 then worked out what order I wanted them in.
I layed the backing on my table wrong side up. I put a layer of polyester batting on top of that then pinned my first strip at the top, right side up. I then placed my 2nd strip on top of the 1st right sides together and stitched through all the layers with a generous quarter inch seam, in a typical QAYG fashion.
I then folded and ironed the 2nd strip down into its correct position and repeated with the rest of the rows. Just remember to turn your iron down a bit as the polyester tends to melt into a hard ball if your iron is to hot. (Learnt that the hard way) hehe
I kept stitching and ironing all the strips then simply trimmed the edges and bound it as normal. It was tight but I made the binding from the same fabric as the backing fabric and guess what, No leftovers or scraps! Yeah!