I used this Heirloom Cut Chenille Blanket Tutorial. I followed her tutorial for the most part. I didn't round the corners, and I added an extra layer right on top of the backing to make it sturdier since my fabric wasn't as thick. I also added a few patches to the front to give it a little more character.
I added the patches after I cut the top layers. It was a little harder to sew them on with it cut but in the end it is better. I just pinned them down really well so the cut strips underneath stayed flat. Then I sewed around the outside of the patch with a straight stitch, I left a small border so it would fray along with the rest of the quilt.
This is after one wash. The whole quilt will fray a lot more over time. I love how the patches frayed and how cute they look. They really add a lot to the quilt.
Here is the fabric I used for the backing. Don't you LOVE it?
This quilt was a lot of fun. It took longer than I expected. You definitely need to think of this as 'quilting', it isn't instant gratification sewing. I do have to say that it was faster than piecing and quilting though.