And angst and out-takes (not all of this squad made the final team):
Strategies to ensure that randomness happened:
Quite a lot of pressing in very warm summer conditions:
And lots of holding my breath as it started to come together. Will I like it? Will I like it?
The final verdict? Yes, I like it :-)
I had it quilted by longarmer Carol Fearon. She ditched the blocks and outlined the stars and did a nice little square zig-zag round the border. It is lovely and soft - just need some cooler weather now in order to enjoy the fruits of my labour :-)