I finally finished piecing all 256 Split nine patch blocks and decided to lay it out to check the consistency of the colors. When I make a multi-fabric quilt, I try to create what I call a 'planned random' layout, to balance the shades and spread out the prints so the same ones aren't grouped or bunched up.
I was making good progress and not getting too lost in the layout when North Wind decided to give me a hand. Dang! Back to the beginning. Then I made four or five replacement blocks.
Finally I packed it up with each row in sequence, ready to be webbed into the center portion of the top.