Several years ago, (Charms in all sizes) I exchanged 100’s of 1 1/2 squares with other quilts. I added many many more for a total of 2457 squares.
I played with many layout options but finally decided on a modified “Trip Around the World” using a row of whites/creams around each color. Each color block was a 9-patch.
I quilted it with a circle within a circle.
Here is a close-up of the back and sneak peek at the binding.
The quilt is 47 x 65 inches.
This was mostly a leader/ender quilt though at one point I started sewing more than one unit at a time to speed things along.
I’m collecting more 1 1/2″ squares, this time all bright fabrics and I have a more specific quilt in mind.
Crazy making, on the journey. Jackie