Hurray, the piecing has begun!
My goodness, simple squares really are fast and fun. They're a classic for good reason! This is my first simple squares patchwork quilt. I have all 9 rows of 9 blocks stitched up, for a generously-sized square beach blanket. I do love a square quilt. So satisfyingly balanced! Too bad rectangle-shaped quilts are usually more practical.
I did add an equal sized square of muslin under each madras square. The muslin should give the lighter weight madras some strength to last longer combined with the quilting cottons. Thanks for helping me brainstorm that idea. I just love that give and take on blogs! The collective knowledge in the blogging community is a wonderful thing!
Time to source a backing!