This is my set-up. My sewing machine is on a 4ft pretty stable folding table. It is placed right in front of a window facing the courtyard.
I cut out, fused and blanket stitched 288 leaves for half of the blocks for the quilt.
But I am getting ahead of myself. I brought a bunch of light and dark fabrics from home. First I cut up my light fabrics. I needed 72 - 6 1/2" squares and a bunch of 2 1/2" strips. So I ended up with 4 piles:
|6 1/2" Squares|
|2 1/2" strips|
|Leftover scraps for another project|
In addition to all of the off white pieces, I also cut 2 1/2" strips from lots of colored scraps. I then made 9 patch blocks - 70 of them.
This was the intended layout, alternating the 9 patches and the orange peel block. I thought I would see a diagonal movement throughout the quilt.
I like it but I couldn't help but wonder what if I put all of the orange peel blocks together.
I think I need to sleep on this. Any thoughts? I would appreciate your comments.