I start sewing the 6.5" squares and a 2" x 6.5" sashing strip together. I sewed 12 blocks in the first group last night.
Then I sew 2" cornerstones onto 2" x 6.5" sashing strips.
Then I sewed the cornerstone/sashing strip combination to the top edge of a sashing strip/6.5" square combination. Now I can play with layouts since when they come together the sashing is complete except at ends of rows and on the bottom edge. As soon as I confirm a layout I'll add the end of row sashing and cornerstones to the last block in each row. I'll do the same for the bottom edge of the blocks in the bottom row.
As I look at it I'm thinking the gold makes it pretty bright. Maybe I should have done lots of colors for cornerstones.