In other news, I decided that, if I was going to make a few disappearing 9 patch (D9P) quilts, then I'd need to cut more 4½" squares. So I went through my scrap boxes taking out any that I'd get 4½" squares from. This is that pile!
Then I went through my fat quarters pulling out ones that I thought would be good in D9P quilts. Here they are:
After many afternoons of cutting, I ended up with a huge (untidy) box of squares.
I decided that that wasn't good enough so I tidied them into colours.
There were more of some colours than others - red and blue are the highest piles with only about 6 squares in the tartans pile. They're now all in boxes on my shelves and I've already made a blues D9P top with them.
Then this afternoon, I dived into the pink pile and chose some to make a pink D9P top. Having them in colour piles made choosing the squares so much quicker.
These will go into the tartan bee shop once I've quilted them to replace the ones that have sold recently. I wonder if I'll ever get bored of making these D9P quilts? I hope not - or at least not before I use up all those 4½ squares!!