To make the quilts I have started in the last 2 posts, I just have to divide my fabric into 2 groups, lighter and darker. As I cut the triangles I lay them on the table staggered so I can see all of the choices.
I have made the pattern in yesterday's quilt many times before. Someone without an email address yesterday asked what pattern I am using. It is simply a layout that can be used with log cabin blocks or any other half dark/half light block. There isn't a pattern anywhere. This is how most of my quilts get started, a few pieces up on the design wall until I get a feel for what I am doing. Here is one of the other quilts I made using this layout.