so here are the stacks of squares i started with, then a couple of the strips put together.
these blues and greens will be the last row. i plan to cut one strip from each, and get however many patches i can. if this isn't enough i will pull in some purples.
and this is the skirt as of now, laid out on a cal king bed, and covering the whole thing. the top row will be gathered into the waistband and lining, i'm not as fat as that hole on the middle :)
its not as heavy as you would think, just bulky