Well we all have to learn to walk before we can run. That's the way I felt today as I started working on the panel. This Laurel Burch pattern is beautiful. It's a shame that in making it the manufacturer couldn't make it level all the way around. Take a close look were the first blue border meets the panel. Do you notice that in someplaces there a little bit of black and in other spots there is not? Well, I guess I will have to get used to this imperfection. I'm sure it will be the first of many. I just wish it were my mistake and not theirs.
The panel now measures 30 1/2 inches square. A nice number divisible by 3 and a good place to start. I've completed one round robin (Truly Yours by Carol Doak) and wanted to add a flying geese border, but never got around to it. So it has been my intent for some time to make sure that I do that in this panel. That being said, I need to make sure I use the flying geese (paper Pieced pattern) in an early round before my quilt gets to big. Ask me how I know. I have a good friend that used this pattern as a final round and spent weeks making them , and even more time tearing out all the paper pieces. Must have been over 4000 pieces. I can't hear you Sheryl - How many pieces? Anyway, I am going to start on the flying geese this round. Already I know that I will have 567 pieces. Am I crazy? Perhaps. But isn't 567 better than 4000? Maybe I will have this round done by Christmas. lol