One day last week I was rummaging through my stash for something and found the basket Sally's squares are now living in. Not a big basket, I wasn't greedy that night, and I have enough of my own projects to think about to ever imagine I'd sit down at a sewing machine and piece 1.5 inch squares together. I know my limitations.
Anyway, I found these and thought, "you know, take a break from the ravens for a day or so and sew some of these into 4 x 4 and see what happens." AND it helped me to get them off the shelf.
I remember now why I don't like sewing with a machine. Ugh. BUT I did combine what there was and further digging into my stash I found a few possibilities for alternate squares. After asking PH for his opinion I found this blue calico from probably the mid-70's and loved it. I wanted this to look scrappy and old. I do love blue. Cut,cut,cut, count and there were exactly 8 more blues than I needed. Not bad for a find in the bottom of a drawer!