The Beginner's Quilt Along on the Quilting Gallery site (button on the left sidebar!) is already through block ten and I think block eleven posts tomorrow. Soon I will have to decide on sashing fabrics and bindings.
For now, I have did a quick layout with each group of blocks I made. I didn't do very good layouts. I noticed that when I looked at the pictures. Did you know that taking a picture of your layout really helps you spot things you could make better? Well if you didn't "ya heard it here!"
On the second set (brown, gold, green and red) there are four blocks with embroidered applique and two blocks with fussy cut centers. The three blocks with solid centers are just begging to be blinged up with some embroidered applique. So I just have to decide "what" and do it. I will say that it is easier to add it BEFORE making the block and then just cutting out the square to put in the center. Oh well, I didn't decide until it was too late for that. It sounds like a good time to use the sticky backed stabilizer.
There will be twelve blocks total...and one extra for an on point setting. I will use ONE extra block on the backing. I am thinking the rail fence type block will be the one for that.