Well I have had a productive morning.
Over the weekend, when in theory I do no piecing, I put together three more sun blocks, so today I was ready to roll. When I started the floor looked like this:
and I had another sun in reserve. I think I will end up making more, but today I wanted to have go at working out what was going to happen between the birds and the suns.
I had a notion that I wanted to use triangles, but cut a few squares and sewed up a couple of flying geese so that I could see what I thought. I also considered HSTs, but didn't sew any (just folded my squares along the diagonal).
Neither of these was quite hitting the spot for me, but I thought maybe I'd go with the geese. As I was cutting a pile of rectangles it occurred to me to mix it up a bit more and I did this.
and then this.
I'm being cautious about how much I sew together at this stage, as I still think I'm heading for a 'not-quite-a-medallion' sort of thing, but you can see here how the next chunk might look. If I get too carried away I'll just end up with some sort of horrific piecing challenge trying to put it all together!
And that is where I left it. Much as I wish I could sew all day without stopping, I have come to realise that mostly I can only do 3 or 4 hours before my brain seizes up and rather than carrying on and making bad decisions (or just making elementary errors like sewing things on backwards/upside down) I have to stop. But I'm feeling pretty happy about this right now.