Process continues on this version of the traditional Chinese Coins patchwork pattern.As is my typical approach to quilt designing, I prefer to select, cut, & arrange fabric on my design wall before sewing it together. In this case patchwork rows 1-3 are now sewn but the long strips of fabric are not. I've realized the seams between the two will be too bland.
So, by adding narrow red flanges (left) there's an immediate positive change. That pop of color worked! Notice how dull the strip on the right is without it.
So....obviously more stitching (and cutting) is required.....but slowly the piece is coming together.