I'm linking today to Lily's Quilts' Small Blog Meet. It's a chance for me to visit other blogs and hopefully some other bloggers will come over here and meet me.
It's funny that I am linking to the small blog meet when today I am showing off a big project. I have finally pieced my scrappy squares and it feels like such a relief! This quilt was conceived to sew up some stash and scraps. Initially I was going to make 16 scrappy squares and add sashing, but then I realised I would have to buy the sashing and that would not make a dent in my stash and that felt counter-productive. In the end I decided to make 49 scrappy squares and pieced them together to make a large quilt and to use up plenty of fabric.
The quilt top is big and will eventually be in our front room to snuggle up under. The piecing is not perfect but it's perfect enough for our house. I love the colours and I am so pleased to have used some old scraps along with favourite fabrics. There are so many novelty fabrics included, because they make up a lot of my stash, but many of them have direct links to the favourite things of myself and my husband (elephants, cats, gardening, chickens, citrus). There are 1225 squares in total and I think I have used in excess of 70 different fabrics.
I now have to quilt it. I'm not sure what I'll end up doing for that. I have the backing fabric ready; it's been in stash for some time but I think I am going to have a week off from this quilt. I have some other projects I want to work on first, and they will help me to come back to this one with renewed energy. All those small squares have fatigued me!
Hopefully any new visitors will see pop back and see the finished quilt.