For a patio for my quilt, I decided to paint the squares instead of piecing them
So first I found a fabric that sort of had a similar color and a bit of texture.
I drew my lines onto the paper side of freezer paper...and numbered them.
Then I cut the freezer paper apart on the lines and pressed them all down onto the right side of the fabric.
I pulled off a checkerboard pattern of the pieces; mixed paint in terra cotta and brown and dabbed the paint on with a sponge.
I let it dry and then put back those pieces and pulled off the others. This time I mixed the colors with a bit more brown, hoping that the finished piece would show a pattern. (I should have used a bit more).
When I quilt it I will define the lines a bit more, but I'm fairly peased with the results.