I'm just going to BORE you and tell you again about how much I love sampler quilts.
With every block being different, the neurons are FORCED into firing.
It's important to use similar elements in the blocks to create continuity & rhythm.
Janet Lee's Favorite ruler gets a very good workout on all the stitch-in-the-ditch and straight line quilting.
WARNING. POTTY-MOUTH ALERT.
Who was the fucking rocket scientist who decided we have to step outside our box and try something new? Jesuschristgoddammit. Look at this shit. Every damned row of the panto the thread shredded AT LEAST once. Often more. Fucking polyester. This is being BANNED and sent to the drawer of bobbin-thread-only. Once again, I am swearing off of poly and promising to stick with my tried-and-true cotton threads. But just like ya go back to the 'bad' boyfriend because he's changed his ways (don'tcha know?) I will probably try this again in a few years.