This part goes a bit quicker since I'm just doing the reverse of the first quarter.
As I go, I graph the individual four-patch blocks and keep track of how many of each type I need to make. I check and double-check my figures to make sure when I write up the pattern, that it will be accurate.
The second quarter is now on my design wall and the bottom half of the quilt top is visible. Notice that when the medium-colored squares and diamonds intersect with each other a darker triangle is formed? How cool is that?
After I choose the fabrics out of my bins, I keep them next to me on the table. I know which fabrics work in this design which saves me some decision-making time and sometimes I find fabrics in my bins which I've forgotten were there. Of course, now the fabric pile on my table is a bit overwhelming!