Ugh. I've sewn 576 of these little 1 1/2 inch suckers together. Being a scrapaholic has it's limits and on this quilt 576 was mine. This is what I've been doing with my spare time these past two weeks. Working on my Keepsake Squares UFO. This was before ... and below is now.
The yellow fabric between the brown border and the mottled tan border is "free floating" -- meaning it's just fabric I folded in half and stitched between those borders. It gives it a fun 3D textured effect. Now granted, the mottled tan border is very plain, but I have plans for it. Now, now, you'll just have to stay tuned to see, but here's a hint...
And "no" the 576 doesn't take into account all the little squares that make up the flowers. Am I crazy or what? I have to say this quilt has been a lot of fun to make and surely will be very scrappy, so I will enjoy staring at it and ooohing and aaahing over all the different fabrics that are in it. It's not a true charm quilt, as there are a handful of duplicates, but when I was planning it I didn't intend it to be anyway. I still have to cut up all the leaves and then I can play away with the border design.
Hope you stay tuned for the results. :o)