before it's a flimsy....so far it is gorgeous i think. the last row sewn, bottom of photo, hasn't yet been attached to the others just so you know. easy peasy to assemble and hardly have to keep track of colors...it'll be a great quilt for somebody. **** say what? october 15th already? fortunately this is the last thing i have to do before i can start packing for retreat in 10 DAYS! i haven't blogged as i've been doing some secret sewing that i can show a bit later. all is on track for departure...haircut done, snacks bought, projects packed, phoebe snug in her carrier and raring to go. *** by the way, if you are interested in this pattern, marge at delaware quilts has it for a donation to her relay project. a very worthy cause and the pattern gives you multiple sizes....so hop on over to www.delawarequilts.com and pick up one!