E Pluribus Unum, aka George, is finished and just had its portrait taken. A portrait of the portraits. It finished at 63.5"x63.5". Originally the top was 68"x68", but the quilting sucked the quilt in a bit. Each George head was hand appliqued and has quilted feathered wreaths around each of them. I used Superior Threads' Mono-Poly thread on the top and their Bottom Line thread in the bobbin, which worked great.
To figure out the color placement, first I divided the squares into somewhat-like color piles on the floor.
Then I just played with them on the wall. I took a photo every five minutes while designing and moving the squares around. But I did not photograph during the time I spent just looking at the quilt pondering what to do next. That would have been very boring. You can see the process here via You Tube E Pluribus Unum.