To organize the fabrics for this quilt and many of the quilts I make, I use paper plates. The Turnabout block uses sets of four dark and sets of four light 5″ squares. I simply dug into my tubs of squares, pulled out darks and lights, and paired them up into what I hope will make good looking blocks.
Before long I have plenty of squares chosen, paired up, and stacked on those paper plates. As it turns out I think these stacks of squares are enough to make two large lap size quilts, I got a little carried away with pulling fabrics!
Some thoughts on all the sub cutting you will do when you make this block, note I say when and not if!
To cut down on the number of things I have to pick up and put down all the time I figured out that I like to leave Blue Dude in one place when sub cutting the half-square-triangles. That way I’m just moving the half-square-triangles into place, cutting, removing the cut units, and replacing them with a new unit to sub cut.
Once the half-square-triangle is cut in half then I repeat the process by placing Blue Dude below the unit. This way only the unit is put into place, sub cut and moved for the next unit.
Lucie the Happy Quilter is already giving this block a try!