I have been enjoying the challenge of making each block unique, totally random from my scrap/stash. I am not following any particular rule regarding my selection of the pieces. Each block is an individual palette... I look at the block in the book and go to my scrap/stash to find some pieces that will work together for that specific block. I made a decision on how I am going to put my blocks together. I got my inspiration from a layout posted on the Yahoo Group for FWS. The standard layout has the blocks on point and separated by very narrow strips of sashing. The layout I am aiming for is in columns of on-point blocks with setting triangles. The sashing between the columns is a floral border print. I have not decided on the outside borders yet. I do know that I will not be using all 111 blocks in one quilt. My current plan is to use only 70 in a queen size layout. I do hope to finish all 111 blocks, with the second quilt probably being a lap quilt or something similar.
I want to point out that I would not have as many blocks done if I had not bought the CD that loads into my EQ6. It offers a bit more diversity in how to approach this project. I am using all foundation piecing. I am convinced that there is no other way to do this without losing my mind. Paper piecing not only helps with the speed of completing the blocks, but also ensures a much more accurate finished block.