Here's what happened:
A little mug rug. I think it's about 6 1/2 inches square, but I forgot to measure it before popping it in the mail to a friend. (More about in a later post.) It was so satisfying to use these little scraps and another on the back:
After zipping around back and forth with my walking foot, I found that my tension wasn't perfect on the back, but I think it will be okay. I put little triangle hangers in the corners so it can be hung up, but I really picture it more with a glass of icy lemonade on it on a hot summer's day.
I made this same block in giant size (I think about 36 or 40 inches square) years ago. I enjoyed the challenge, but it was dark and fussy cut with striped fabrics. I came across a photo of that quilt a few weeks ago while cleaning out a drawer. It was a happy surprise, as I didn't realize I had any photos of that quilt. But now I've misplaced the photo. How did that happen? If I find it again, I'll post it sometime. It's probably what prompted me to make this pattern as a mini. This one was much more relaxing to make, and a really good break from my current project. I'll go back to that project, but this weekend another squirrel has popped up, so...well, you know how it goes.
I'm linking up today with Sandra at mmm! quilts for her DrEAMi linky party (I blame Sandra for getting me into this squirrelly quilting habit). And Crazy Mom Quilts, too, for Finish it up Friday, because it's tiny, but it's a finish and it was done by Friday.
Have a great weekend (holiday weekend if you're in the US), and watch out for squirrels!