I went to visit my cousin Linda a year ago. She picked out the center fabric at a LQS. Then she came to visit me and she picked out the rest of the fabricsa and the pattern. This took months to do. So much so, that I had to put it aside to finish other projects. When I went back to it, I discovered I couldn't get all the way into the center block to quilt with my little home machine. So off to the long arm we went. Finally now, just past Chirstmas and this is done.