I decided to use a birthday gift from last June to cut out the squares...a Big Shot die-cutting machine!
Yes, the very same type that was used to make all the flower applique quilts that I have quilted in the last year. (And no, I am not planning to make one for myself!) Mine is the electric version, which means no cranking. It will cut about eight layers of fabric in each pass. I have a template that makes four different sized squares, one of which was the two-inch size I needed for this project. After a while, I figured out that I didn't have to cover the whole template, just the part I needed. I have lots of extra squares cut for other projects now!
It wastes some fabric, but saves some time. And my wrists...no rotary cutting for all the squares in this project.
So... after a couple days I finally finished piecing the top yesterday. The pattern was more complicated than I thought. And when I was all finished, I discovered...
THE MISTAKE. You know, when you see that you reversed a patchwork block? And you have to decide...
Do I leave it in as a Humility Block, as the Amish supposedly do? You know, to show, nobody's perfect?
Or do some "unsewing?"
Can't show the whole quilt yet, but you can see the decision I made.