So here's the finished quilt. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.
(Remember, I'm giving up on perfection; this quilt proves I'm serious.*)
Everyone did a lovely job on the blocks. They worked so beautifully together. The quilt measures 50 x 58".
I had two extra blocks and I cut each of them into four pieces for the back.
I couldn't get a good hanging shot of the back to show the quilting, but it's a large double diamond with ties in the middle of the diamonds.
This quilt is being donated to the Wrap Them In Love Foundation and I would like to think it's got a long life ahead of it. I'll get it packed up and sent out tomorrow.
I wanted to share this photo too. I recruited my hubby to help me with the basting. He's such a good sport.
*Yes, I messed up when I sewed the blocks together. I noticed it when I took it out to take photos of the quilt top. But, I brought it back inside, took it apart, "fixed" it, and finished it up. When I removed it from the dryer, I realized that my solution to the problem wasn't a solution at all and I had created a row of blocks turned the wrong direction! I'm hoping maybe you didn't notice until I told you and I sincerely apologize to my fellow bee members for goofing it up.