All of the hexagon rosettes for this quilt and Birds in the Loft were made it pairs. The advantage of this is that when I lay out the rosettes to plan where each will go I only have to plan half of the quilt. When I am happy with the arrangement I write the number on the paper so that I know where it will go in the quilt. You can see in the picture above that the red print in the upper left corner is repeated in the lower right corner.
To illustrate here is my Birds in the Loft hexagon quilt map. I've numbered the placement of the rosettes starting in the upper left corner of the top half of the quilt. The bottom half is identical to the top half but the numbering starts in the lower right corner. I don't need to have the path attached to the rosettes - what I want to do is ensure that the placement of the rosettes is pleasing to the eye. I can add the path and start sewing the rosettes into rows at my leisure!
Now lets get back to Green Parrot. Once the side units were constructed I could attach them to the medallion and I did.
Now it is time to get serious about the borders. I plan to add three rounds of hexagons to the quilt. I'll use the darkest brown from the medallion, followed by the olive brown from the centre and finally the pale green. It will be boring basting and sewing the same fabric over and over but I think that the final result will be very effective.
That's it for today. Until I post again, happy sewing!