I was getting really stressed over getting my pinwheel swap blocks perfect... and then, after ripping and resewing, ripping and resewing them too many times, I remembered that perfection in quilting is a Platonic ideal, at least for me. Some of my favorite quilts are old utility quilts that were just pieced and scrapped together until they were the right size, no matter if the design was "regular" or if the corners matched up. The beauty of imperfection is such a vital and vibrant part of our quilting heritage! I could go on, but the point is that my swap blocks are done and in the mail to 5 ladies now. The sixth block (upper right) is hanging out here, spinning the other way and waiting for something wonderful to result from it's uniqueness.
I also finished my first Stash Busting Bee block, for Shannon. She asked for a Hunting Lodge theme for a young family friend, so I hope she likes it! I had a lot of fun making it!