Using my Accuquilt 4.5" finished sized half square triangle die, starch, a scant 1/4" seam and small stitches (1.5) - the squares came out perfectly.
The best part is that everything is easy to keep track of. Chain piecing only two colors is fun - and using a dainty broken zigzag on the seams didn't take too long since the blanket was so small. For a larger quilt I would recommend a larger zigzag but still in the grid pattern.
Lastly, Riley Blake Blenders (or Shades) add such depth because of their mottled/uneven coloring. I've used this slate gray before in the Fancy Fox and Mustache quilts - and it is so much prettier in real life than any photo can show. For a selection of colors, check out The Loopy Ewe or Stash Addict Quilts.
Riley Blake Slate Blender
Backyard Baby / Michael Miller for backing & binding
Isacord #40 thread
Warm & White (Crib size)
Accuquilt HST 4.5"
Size: 40.5" x 45"