I actually managed to do one of the Craftsy BOM's without any help or guidance from Karen (although that help and guidance would have been fun). The block itself is pretty straightforward and easy enough to put together, the only thing I struggled with was being random with the different widths and strip placement - I so wanted it to be perfectly lined up but that isn't the idea behind this block. I think I just about managed to make it random enough and my dear little machine just about coped with all the layers. Despite giving it the tiniest of seams I only just about got my 12 1/2 inch block! It's a fun learning process and who knows I might even get another one done by the end of the week. For those eagle eyed among you that may have seen this post earlier this is actually a different block to the one shown earlier - in my haste to get the block done I actually stitched it up differently than this picture. The first block I stitched up with the white strips creating a cross whereas it should have been stitched up as in this picture. It now means I have created a new block all by myself - maybe I'll make a cushion out of it to go with this quilt when it is complete! The weather has been pretty miserable so we haven't been to the park and I haven't been out in the garden hence the reason the block got done instead. Father in law is in hospital at the moment and DH has taken mother in law up to visit him this afternoon. In the meantime I must catch up on some housework again as mother in law is coming for tea and although that's not exactly the reason for tidying up I think it might be useful if we are to sit at the table later. My dear friend Karen would have a fit if she could see the state of my dining area right now!