I took a little too long to make my fabric choices for my single girl so the fabric still hasn't landed. Well, it has, but it arrived when I was out walking the dog this morning, so it's back at the post office. I'll be picking it up tomorrow but I just couldn't wait. I really, really wanted to get going on it this morning and decided to do a test block from some of my stash fabrics.
I think it looks pretty good. Not great (it's been a long time since I tackled a curved seam), but pretty good. I'm really glad I did the sample. It made me realize that cutting the background pieces a little big and trimming them down is going to be a really good idea. And that all that stress about getting 36 different fabrics was pretty pointless. This is 14 ... 15? And really you don't notice the repeats all that much. And, wow, that's one big block! Photos really don't show just how big they really are.
So, tomorrow the real one starts. Woot! I'm even more psyched now that I've done my test block.