Several friends and I made quilts in 2000 from 2 1/2" squares with 2000 different squares in them. We traded fabrics to get the 2000 different fabrics. Since then I think that I have accumulated at least that many more different fabrics so think I could make a second one! I started with the blues in one corner on a diagonal and continued in rainbow order. I put together 9 patches first and then sewed them together. Turned out great. I used the whites and blacks to write 2000 on each side.