I finished the 4 blocks needed for this layout. I have never done a spiral layout before and I have made at least 20 log cabin quilts, probably closer to 30 really. Every time I make one I know what I want to different on the next one. The blocks will finish at 9" and the strips were 1.5" wide.
Some blocks weren't a terrific combination of colors but the values~dark and light~worked well. As an all over effect I think it is very successful. I think the reason I like batiks is that they have the feeling of a watercolor painting.
I like this block better than the one above but I know the combination of all of the blocks is what makes the design successful.
I hand stitched one more side of my binding, so I have 2 sides to go. That probably means 2 more days because my thumbs are really sore.