This quilt is from a wonderful little swap I played in this year. It started out as a Christmas exchange including one block, and then we sent 8 more blocks on the same theme over the next 8 months. The theme I chose was "wind and water", and the blocks made by my "partner", Kendra, are truly wonderful. I think each is a little work of art, so I use a setting that really shows them off. Kendra is a designer of quilts and little quilt cards -- you can see her stuff and subscribe to her monthly fabric greeting card kit at www.klmtradeco.com
This fish became one of the monthly cards! And the block below, called "Star at Sea" is my absolute favorite. I was totally blown away by it.
I'm plugging away at a QOV quilt from a kit -- it's fabric and a color combination that I don't like; it's strip-pieced, which I don't like; and it's just not going together very well. I'm trying to decide how much I care whether the corners of the blocks line up (they don't) and whether I should pull apart the two rows I've sewn and trim the blocks like I should have done to begin with! I don't like to do shoddy work even for "charity" quilts... but on the other hand, what are the chances that the recipient is going to notice and/or care about the details that I see as imperfections? Where do you stand on this issue?