Can I just say this top has been sewn together twice. I did more ripping and resewing on this top than on all of my other quilt tops combined. And all of this ripping after taking a class and following the directions. The directions are very wordy and I like simple to follow directions with lots of pictures. No excuses. Would I make this quilt again? Yes, now that I know the pattern I think the next will go together pretty quickly.
I don't paper piece often so I forgot about making my stitches a little smaller, which turned out to be a good thing due to all of the ripping I did. It did make removing the paper a bit of a chore, however. It didn't take long to find the perfect layout for the blocks. I put these sets of three down randomly and thought they looked just fine. I did switch one, but if I had left it where it was, it would have been perfect too.
I had several strips left after stitching the quilt together so I just sewed these together to make the border. I don't think it's too busy do you? I will bind with black. I can't wait to finish this and figure out who to give it to.