Check out this amazing skirt... posted by Crafty Intentions over on Craftster.
This skirt took her at least 5 months to make. There are 10 tiers of 4x4 inch square patches. Each successive tier is 1.5 times as long as the next one. The bottom one she ruffled a little bit more than the previous tiers and has a total of 520 squares.
I think its just stunning... and I want one so badly I can taste it.
You can check out some more of her projects (including an awesome bathroom wall mural) on her flickr page.