TAST Week 4!
In the end, I persevered -- with not one, not two but all three stitch reference books open at one time or another. I managed to get the hang of the 'closed Cretan' far more easily than the open version. I even tried "Raised Cretan". Sigh. In the end I tried to unify the sampler with flowers and beads, repeated in the lace trim at the bottom. I added a spider too; can you see him? I don't like spiders much, and don't like this block much. Seeing as spiders are popular embellishments for crazy quilt blocks, I decided he and this block deserved each other!
Week Five begins today with Herringbone stitch, which I much prefer. :-)
In the Orca Bay, the inner borders are on, and pieced borders have been sewn to each side. Here's a peek at how it's shaping up. What amazes me is that the pieced border fit exactly. Wow. How'd I manage that?!