I started with this
Then I took a deep breath, got out my rotary cutter and cut each block in half - first horizontally and then vertically.
so that I ended up with this
In reading the tutorial, I decided to follow layout 1 in turning my blocks ~ this is what it looked like when I finished putting all the blocks together.
I keep looking at it and wondering if it's too busy? So I tried layout 2 and got this ~
a different kind of busy. :) So now I'm not sure which way to go ... but at least I have a couple of months to decide!
On a brighter note ~ I signed up for a class in November to make the "In From The Cold" quilt by Kate Spain for Moda (you can get the free pattern here). Here's a pic of my stash for this project ~ can't wait! (I may have to keep this one!)