I placed my squares on the dining room table yesterday for a peek as to what they would look like. My table isn't big enough for a 5 by 7 square layout and you can see that I have a big grouping of hot pink in the upper right, but overall, I'm pleased with the shabby chic look.
Next time, I'll lay it out on the floor and then start pinning them together so I don't lose the order. I'm so juiced by everyone's input and sewing stories. Don't forget to post!