Here's a little strippy alternative to the jelly roll race quilt. Simply sew strips together for the main body. Then make a quick little 8 Patch for the row of squares. In our version of the jelly roll racer, you have control over the placement of the strips.
This quilt took just the one pack of 40 2 1/2" strips--in this case Hoffman Bali Brown Sugar. I picked out 8 "solids", 4 each color, for the rows of squares. I was totally pleased with the effect of the solid squares. I can also see choosing fabrics for a 4-Patch checkerboard effect, or some kind of gradation.
It finishes 46" x 64". You could make it a tad wider if you max out what is left from the strip sets of Stripes after you cut off the 2 10" pieces for the outside rows.
Additional fabric is just 1/2 yard for binding, though you could certainly add borders to make it bigger.