You take one yard each of contrasting fabrics and sandwich them with some batting. I cut off the selvages and squared up my yardage and simply laid the fabrics together and cut the larger piece down to size and then did the same with the batting. No measuring! The quilt is tacked together with "ties" made with machine stitched ovals. Besides being a super easy quilt to construct, the cost is minimal. I spent less than $20 on the entire project.
Recently purchased fabrics from Peapod Fabrics. http://www.peapodfabrics.com/
Liberty of London printed shirt from Target! Wouldn't the dots with the Liberty print make a GREAT quilt?