It all actually started out as my son bringing me scraps from my 'crumbs' canister. This is a canister I keep of pieces too small to cut into a scrap, but too big to throw away.
So My little guy (currently five years old) rummages through this cannister, while I have it out and bring bits to me. He tells me he wants this bit or that one to be in his quilt. Usually I just smile and nod then put the bits back. He started getting wise right around the time Rachel came up with this great challenge. AND I love Pat's technique!
So I am taking each of the pieces, picked out by my little guy, and then sew them together until they make a long enough strip. Each strip becomes a day, and then I make a brick for him. We plan to make a brick every week. I don't know how it will turn out, because this project is being directed by a five year old boy. However, here is the brick we came up with after our first week on this project!
The added bonus for me is that he took an abandoned ( and never to be claimed) UFO and asked if that could be the back of his quilt! Yahoo! A new project and a UFO all combined into one!