I wrote about this quilt a long while ago, so some of my readers may have seen it before, but here goes....
This quilt started when I purchased a rotary cutting mat and wanted to try it out. I started with the nearest pile of scraps, and started cutting out 2 1/2" squares.
Because I enjoyed the process, I dove into my non-scrap fabrics and starting cutting 2 1/2" squares from them. Before you know it, I had this stack, which I sorted by color:
and then I started sewing them together into 4 patches.
I used my camera to take lots of pictures of the 4 patches so that I could remember where I had positioned them, and then started sewing them together.
What had started out as just an experiement with a new toy, ended up being a fun excercise in color play, and an interesting quilt was the result. I entered it into my guild's annual show and got a first place Viewer's Choice ribbon. Hope this inspires you, Riek! Thanks again for your email.