I had no intentions of working on another quilt anytime soon with all of the commissions I've had recently. Honest. But when I read Elizabeth Hartman's (of my fave quilting blog Oh, Fransson!) post about a Quick-Piece Tiny Squares quilt over at Sew, Mama, Sew I absolutely had to try it. You have to admit, the concept is pretty alluring: patchwork piecing hundreds of tiny scraps into a beautiful quilt without spending ages doing it!
I promptly dug through my handy dandy bag of scraps and pulled out all of the pinks I could find. Don't ask me why I went for pink. I hate pink. Collectively though, even I have to admit, these squares look stunning.
Following Elizabeth's suggestion, I laid out my cut squares (2.5" x 2.5") in a grid pattern atop some light-weight fusible interfacing and ironed everything down. What I like about this technique is that you don't have to be completely precise about your cutting and placement -- a little overlap is just fine as long as you're rows are pretty straight over all. Once you stitch down each row and column, all of your seams will match up perfectly and any overlaps or gaps you had will be hidden in the seam allowance.
So, just how quick is this project? I was able to cut out all 315 squares in one night, and iron and stitch the entire quilt top the following evening. It's now sandwiched waiting for me to begin hand quilting. I'm not sure how that's going to go since the interfacing adds a bit of bulk, but we'll see. I'll post more pics as the project moves along.
P.S. I will likely be selling this quilt once it's complete (assuming it turns out okay). If you might be interested in purchasing it for yourself or as a gift, please message me at heymilkybeer [at] gmail [dot] com. The finished quilt will be approximately 30 X 42 inches.