I have made a basic sketch of the quilt, and divided it into five main sections, although I'm not making the blocks "in order." Sections 1, 2, and 3 have 3-6 blocks each; section 4 is a side border with three blocks, and section 5 is tentatively a top border of leaves and flowers.
The overall vibe will be:
primitive pictorial appliqué (Camille and Tommy asked for certain motifs, totally cute)
random, asymmetrical layout
all the colors - with plenty of dark blue, green, lavender/pink, and pops of brights.
I started with the House block - the biggest block and closest to the "center" of the quilt.
Back on the home front, I am finding such pleasure in spending time in the sewing room. I listen to music, podcasts, or books, losing track of time as I putter or sew.
Books I have read (or listened to) in recent weeks:
Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng - highly recommend it. It is dystopian, so moving, thought provoking, really hard to put down.
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles. An enjoyable listen, several narrators.
Range of Motion by Elizabeth Berg - an oldie but goodie from 1995. Really struck me this time, the lack of cell phones back then. We actually paid attention to the people right in front of us - just something that occurred to me over and over as I re-read this thoughtful novel.