I started it way back in June with these little bits:
And kept going throughout the summer and fall a little at a time:
It measures about 50 x 62, and will be the perfect size for snuggling up with a good book in my favorite chair!
It has some of my favorite fabrics from other quilts and projects in it, which makes it so fun to look at. Kind of a grown-up I Spy quilt!
It also has fabrics I don't ever recall buying, but there they were in my scrap basket. I bet we all have some of those!
When I first started this quilt, I didn't expect it to be as challenging as it was! I mean, all I was doing was sewing bits and pieces together, and trimming them up so I could sew more bits and pieces together, right? It was really a lot like putting a puzzle together. Lining up bits and pieces with each other so they could form bigger and bigger blocks, and then rows, and finally become something that is rectangular and "square" and a size that would be useful. I sewed the blocks I made into four rows about 50 inches wide, but since it still wasn't long enough, I ended up making two narrower rows that I attached to the top and bottom to reach my goal of 60 inches or a bit longer. And I am so pleased with the result!
Now to find the perfect backing material and get it ready to quilt!