I meant to use up 2 1/2" and 4 1/2" squares that were already cut when I set out to make this quilt. The borders, back and binding are all from stash, too. The pattern is mushy when you stand back. And since its a picnic quilt and no master piece, I'm ok with that but sorta disappointed I didn't put more light value fabrics in it.
I like it much better close up. Then I can appreciate all the bits of fun fabric included. But that is the best part of stash scrap quilts - appreciating all the tiny parts of fun colors and shapes. So it works for what it was intended, I think.
Shhh. I promised not to tell anyone but its over now. Today was my husband's 50th birthday. We celebrated with a quiet BBQ cooked by Natalie's boyfriend Justin. No fanfair or big to do, just very simple - and just what the birthday boy wished for. And some nice gifts, of course.