Do you remember these squares that my lovely friend sent a couple of months ago? Well, I finally got round to doing something with them.
I cut them all properly square, which required much bravery in the use of a rotary cutter, and added a few more so I could make a little patchwork quilt.
I paired them up, a floral square with a spot/stripe or check in complimentary colours.
Then I laid them out on the floor and fiddled. I wanted to make sure none of the stronger colours leapt out and that the balance felt right.
I remembered to number them so they would end up in the right order...
A couple of machine sessions later and I was skipping and hopping at how it turned out. If you look closely the corners don't all line up perfectly but I don't care!
I love that it is bright and breezy and made from squares received as a lovely and unexpected present.
I have found some lovely backing material - also a present from a different friend, and I have improvised some padding. I am busy trying a bit of (very simple) hand quilting, which turns out to be much trickier then you'd think.
Anyway, I shall persist. I have plans for this little treasure...