I enjoyed the piecing so much from my first surrounded quilt. Thus, I decided to work with some leftover fabric and start another surrounded quilt. Here is a glimpse of the fabric and the color combinations for round two. It will be another bright quilt.
I completed all of the cutting and strip piecing in one night. Compared to the cutting process for my original quilt, round two went many times faster with my 24×6 inch ruler and 36×24 inch mat. I used a 4×14 inch ruler and 12×18 inch mat for my original quilt. It is amazing the speed of progress when one has the right tools.