Last week I saw this beautiful block on instagram. I loved the blues with the pops of citron in the middle. I really got excited when I saw the person posting the block was my swap partner and the block would be heading to me!!! It is even prettier in person.
I find it fun that we both choose to use the blue striped fabric this month. I was rushing to get Cheryl's block done before my post office closed at 11:30a.m. Saturday. Thankfully her block went together really smoothly with no problems and it's happily making it's way east right now. Unfortunately my block didn't go together nearly as smoothly. Somehow I swapped all of my blue pieces so I had lots of unpicking. The second time worked much better, but then I flipped two pieces when I sewed them to the three patch strips in the middle. I was tempted to just leave the fabric going every which way, but I knew I'd done it right once. I'm so glad that I listened to my gut and fixed it. I love how this block turned out.
After Cheryl received my block last month she sent me an e-mail apologizing for flipping the block around and offering to send me a replacement. I told her that I didn't know if it was a mistake or a design element, and that she really didn't need to worry. She works a lot like me and offers things when they're already half finished so I also got a replacement block of last month's block. Since I struggled with this so much I need to point out her stripes rock!