Occasionally I dig through my fabrics and "retire" pieces that won't go together or are too small. This becomes my stash bin to create lap sized quilts that I use for practice on different quilting designs for a big project. When I get a stack of these I give them to my daughter who takes them to various Nursing Homes. Great practice size and has an end purpose. I'd come across the Trail Mix pattern and thought it would be a fantastic use it up stash quilt. The first one was for a friend. This one was to use up more of the Kansas Troubles fabrics I had leftover from other projects and be given to a cousin. He was very appreciative.