Here's the 2 1/2" strip version
I quilted the width of my walking foot along both sides of the seam allowance.
And here's the 1 1/2" strip version
I quilted this right down the middle of the strips.
I couldn't wait until I returned home tonight, so I started hand stitching some of the binding. I'm please with my choice of solid purple binding. And, I still LOVE the Superior Threads Rainbows #801 variegated thread on both the top and bottom.
Since they are both pretty small (18" x 46" and 18" x 52"), I should have the binding done before bedtime.