Here's an image of the initial piecing on my pressing board:
It was at this point that I realized I had to be careful not to have all the pieces meet at a central point because the seams will make this area thick and bulky.
There weren't a lot of orange and yellow ties in the collection, however I was able to use several of the tie linings, some of which were beautiful gold satins.
I like to put the work up on my design wall so that I can look at it vertically and from a distance:
The piecing is almost done. I'm going to leave it at this point for the weekend and come back with fresh eyes on Monday.