This picture is not the most flattering - some of the top is put together, but some of it is awkwardly slapped on the design wall. At 8 feet, the top parts are out of reach for me, even from the step stool.
I chose an Oak Leaf and Reel for a center medallion because Brother Roger used the Oak Leaf as a campaign symbol when he ran for Forest Preserve Commissioner.
The four diagonal rows of blocks across the lower right are pieced together. I also have the 3-row section on the lower left attached to the medallion. Upper right there are a few pairs of pieces assembled.
I used 52 of the 53 blocks. They look far better to me this way than when the rows of side-by-side blocks with no relief kept growing on the wall.
There are going to be a couple of straight outer borders to help tie this together. I felt I was making great progress today, but it seems I have a lot of piecing yet to do.