Even though it's a bit grey, don't let that dampen your excitement. I love this little quilt. I like the idea of using my old scraps to make a fabric that is unique to me and my sewing history. You really do have to look closely to see that each colorful bit is pieced; at a glance it just looks like a basic square in a square quilt.
There are a few things that I would change if given the chance. I wish I used a colored (or cream/grey or white) thread to quilt it when I used invisible thread just to not add more chaos to the already insane little strips. That's easy enough to make a mental note and not fall into that trap again in the future.
The back is just yummy. It's Kona Magenta with a strip of scrappy bits running through it. I think it looks just smashing with the Chartreuse Metro Circles used in the binding.
Chaos is quite small, finishing at 42 x 42 inches square. I have such a huge piece of scrappy fabric left over that I might make a second, larger version to use myself on the couch. We will see. It just came together so quickly after the scrappy fabric was finished that it is a shame not to make a second every day version. Maybe in 2013 when I'm starting with a new quilty slate....and the sun comes out again to give a little justice to the finished quilt photos!
Name - Chaos
Made For - The fun of it.
Fabric - All 100% cotton scraps pieced into a fabric, then interlaced with Kona White. The back is Kona Magenta (pre-washed!) with a stripe of scrappy bits. The binding Metro Circles.
Thread - Pieced using a cotton cream Aurifil 50 weight. Quilted with invisible thread.
Batting - 100% cotton.
Size - Approximately 42x42 inches
Quilting - By myself in straight lines 1/4 inch from the seams of the square in the square blocks.
Pattern - Based on a quilt first glimpsed on Completely Cauchy.