I'm using the tutorial from Exuberant Colour for my crosses; Part 2 is first, scroll down to find Part 1. The actual sewing will be straightforward, it's arranging the colours that is taking up so much time.
My problem is that I'm not judging the value of the fabrics very well; something looks light to me, and on the design wall it turns out to be medium; or a medium value becomes very dark.
I didn't want to add any pale neutrals to this mix, I wanted it just colours of blue, green and all shades in between, but I had to admit that it looks better with some really light crosses sprinkled in. Mereth donated some lighter blues from her tiny batik stash, and they've helped add some interest and movement to the whole.
My design wall isn't big enough for me to lay the whole thing out, so I'm constructing the rows for the top half;
It's starting to be fun, and I'm eager to get this finished so I can go on to the next one; something really simple is in order, maybe a Many Trips Around The World, or just rectangles. I'm enjoying playing with different fabrics for a change.