To say this BOM has been challenging for me is an understatement. I consider myself a very good piecer, but this quilt has, frankly, kicked my butt!
I almost had the blocks pieced when I realized I didn't have squares needed for the corners. What? I had cut out everything at once! Yep, I did. But I also miscut those blocks -- I proceeded to saw them in half thinking they were for more HSTs. The Fat Quarter Shop is very generous with their fabrics on BOMs, and I was able to get eight more 5" squares for the big blocks. But try as I might, I couldn't get the eight 3.5" blocks I needed for the small blocks out of the leftover fabric.
I had to order another small piece. Okay, so I forgot to put that on my stash report. Sue me!! :)
Anyway, I finally sat down this morning after cutting those squares and got these blocks together.
I lost points all over the place. I guess you won't be able to tell that when this busy quilt is put together. But I'm starting to rethink my piecing abilities after doing these blocks!
Penny took one look at them and said, "Uh uh, I ain't even going to go lay on THOSE blocks!"