Here is a quick EQ6 mockup of my next quilt. I'm using oranges/browns and blues.
I'm going to offset the blocks/rows and go from dark to medium in half the blocks and light to medium in the other half. This is a sketch of the block layout (42 blocks total, 3 will be cut in half and placed at top and bottom of rows 2, 4, 6). Here are several blocks. Finished block size: approximately 11x14"