I'm not sure how many blocks I've made, but I've got enough to start looking at my graph paper pattern and start laying them out.
I love making the little double four patch blocks as a way to direct your eye around the quilt. I never know exactly where they will go or how many I'll need. That's part of the beauty of this technique, you really are designing a "One of a Kind" original :). I like that.
I usually start in the top left corner and just start placing the blocks. When I'm about 1/2 way done, I will begin to see which color seems dominant and which color I need to balance things out.
I'm auditioning some borders for the trees but will wait until more of the blocks are done to see which color I like best.
There was a question on how I did the trees. I know there are several ways to do this. I decided to draw the shape, then drew random lines, made patterns and then paper pieced them.
I used my trusty Tri-Recs ruler. As you can see, I made them longer than the ruler.
Nothing fancy, but it got the job done. I'm thinking of using a different technique for the large tree in the center.
Back to sewing, hope it's a good day.