I thought I would share with you how I am progressing along with my Japanese + and X quilt. I scanned all of my blocks into my computer and then have been able to use the collage feature in Picassa to be able to put them together. I think it is a great way to have a "design" wall without having to move fabric around. Also, gives me a great way to play with arrangement and be able to save an arrangement I like to refer back to. I might start scanning all my quilt blocks after this! Well, maybe.
So, I would love if you could help me by leaving a comment. Can you see what I was trying to do with the second layout? Do you like this method better or do you prefer the randomness of the first one? I didn't play around with the second one too long, but hopefully enough that you can see my intent. I'm considering either a 10x10 or a 12x12 layout with this quilt. Each block is 7 inches. I would love to hear your opinions!!!