Thanks for the comments and sorry for the delay in my reply.
Yes, it is strip-pieced. 3 inch strips alternating black with anything. Then the strip set cut into 3 inch strips with every other one "flipped" to get the checkerboard effect.
And you guessed the No binding technique also but I put my opening in the boarder of the quilt top, stitch-witch it down after turning, and then do a decorative stitch over the entire boarder.
It is machine quilted diagonally through each black square, 1/2 inch from the fake boarder, and the inside boarder.
The whole project took 3 days.