And now we come to step 2. (Go here if you missed step 1 and the back-story)
Since the original pattern from allpeoplequilt.com is what got me into this trouble in the first place, I am 'borrowing' their illustration for the first stage of the sewing.
Sew 2" squares to opposite corners of your blue 4.5" blocks, trimming off the excess and pressing to form 4.5" blocks.
You will have a total of 72 of these blocks.
Choose scraps with a high contrast to your main block color, and that are relatively close in value to each other. For mine I used a mix of all my tans for these corner triangles.
Next week - Eye Blocks.
(yes -I know this quilt is progressing in "baby steps" but I am trying to stretch it out so I can keep one step ahead of you and still get a ton of other things done this fall - don't despair, the Phoenix should fly by Christmas)