As noted last week, I'm on a ferocious square kick. That blog post showed a 100-square creation that I displayed backwards. Here are 150 more squares, sorted into six separate pieces:
Each tiny small square is cut to 1.5", and finishes at 1". So each of the 5-patch arrangements above are 5" x 5" finished.
Making these is like writing haikus. Play! This game works as well for solids as well as batiks.
I embellished these little pieces with embroidery floss, buttons and/or machine quilting. I've already given away most of them away as gifts/holiday ornaments/small wallhangings. If you start with larger squares, they work as potholders, table runners, and pillows. Just for fun, name them, like haikus.
Sunflower, before embellishment:
...and after lots of seed stitching and a mother of pearl button:
Shibori Blues, before:
Opposites Distract, before:
...and after (even paler):
Lilac Bush, before:
...so worth it after even more hand stitching:
Below are a couple more that are a bit different. First, Purple Sunset, before. This one is only four squares (and inches) per side:
...and after cross stitching and a mother-of-pearl button.
Below, Red Square, also six by six. I didn't add embellishment, just a little stitch-in-the-ditch machine quilting.No kidding!) (Brush teeth frequently or you will enrich your dentist, too.)
Have fun with this idea! Send pictures!