Thanks for all the DoublePlusGood love! It is a nice quilt and I'm very pleased with it. Anyone looking to make something similar should read the Liberated Cross Block tutorial LollyQuiltz posted. Most of my blocks were cut using the method she describes, I love the look of them.
My house is a wreck at the moment as I prepare to put almost everything in storage and hit the road. I've rid myself of half my furniture and dissembled more. Things are piled up everywhere waiting to be boxed or taken to the thrift store or plain ol' thrown out. As such, the only livable space in the house is the living room, which has my mattress on the floor (sold the bed frame, am using the bedroom to stash packed boxes) and the sewing table next to it. I've been keeping the living room tidy and vaccuumed...a single room with no moving chaos...so that after I've packed up my assigned spot in the rest of the house for the day, I can retreat in peace and piece.
Having cut all the fabric into 3" wide (blue) or 2.5" wide (orange) strips--and random lengths--I was at first joining them as I went. For example, making a patchwork strip of dark oranges 20" long to attach to a 20" side of a block. I quickly grew frustrated with this method and so I sewed up all the pieces into hugely long snakes and have been much happier since.
But for now, I'm heading north to go fly fishing, or as I like to call it, river hiking.