After the intense fun of coming up with the tutty fruity projects - plus wanting to have several projects ready to start hand-quilting, I decided to dive on in and do something with those Christmas charm squares.
2 packages of 72 prints... well... that's a lot of squares. So I came up with a design for a queen-sized bedspread:
140 charm squares (10 columns, 14 rows). The lattice includes 164 little gold corner squares and 304 light-gold rectangles. Then I'll surround them with a band of the light-gold, then red, then green, and finally bind with a repeat of the red. I'm utterly thrilled with this design.
Yeah... we're looking at over 600 individual pieces just for the center, not counting the 3 solid borders and binding. WOW!
I dove in fast and got the squares set up pretty fast. At first I just joined them in strips, taking care to change the colours; I don't want all the red in one place, don't want 2 of the exact same print side by side.
It was actually easier than I thought it would be (hm... am I getting better at this? Maybe...)
And here are the 14 rows, all ready to be joined by the intermediate lattice strips: