Ah, the joy of three day weekend! So much time to play with fabric. There were PLENTY of nine patches ready to work into Mai Tai, but as I was power lifting yesterday, I was pondering different layouts. I am thinking of turning it into Mai Tai Sunrise with a horizontal color pattern rather than the diagonal stripes I've been working on sashing out the nine patches, but haven't gotten too many of the star blocks done quite yet. I kind of like the open white space the sashing on the nine patches create around the stars, though it will dilute the colors. The sunrise is over water of course, fading into some green grass along the bottom. Yellow will rim the horizon, fading into yellow, pink and finally red along the top. Honestly, it is more of a sunset than a sunrise, but then the irony of Mai Tai and Tequila Sunrise both being tropical drinks is lost. I've got a bit of school work to do first, but maybe after that I can add a few more blocks to the collection.