Although I had many sketches, when it came time to sew, I was still improvising: cut and sew a few units, put them on the wall, decide what type of units to do next and how much space to put in between. So although the piecing is quite simple, it took a fairly long time to do.
The other interesting thing, to me at least, is how I react to the colors here. I still see this as a predominantly brown and beige quilt. In reality, the lightest batiks are pale yellow and pink with touches of blue and green. One medium is just shades of brown, but the other is golden and rosy and mossy green. The darks are plum, and the background probably has all of those colors combined. It's not my usual bright colors, for sure, but I like it. In fact, if the recipient doesn't like it, it looks awfully nice on my brown leather couch!