After a phone consultation with my mom and my sister, I ran the cloth through the washer and dryer to remove the excess dye, then pressed each piece before cutting the squares.
It takes a long time to press 30 fat quarters.
I was going to make four-inch squares, like Mom and Grace suggested, but I didn’t have any plastic for making a pattern, so I wound up using the glass from a 5×7 picture frame as a pattern instead.
I stitched together the first row.
It doesn’t look like a lot, but it took a while. I am going to make five more of these and then sew them all together to make the top of the quilt.
I like the colors. I think a little girl will like them, too. Especially the sparkly patches.