I am just as glad the garden blocks click with so many people. I like making them, I like swapping them & I find it easy to use them...as a rule. & this one was a particular favorite with me. I like quilt blocks that make a second design when the blocks are all put together, which this one does. I also like that I had virtually nothing to do with it. S*** has stepped forward in the group (she nominated herself by competently answering questions when I was unexpectedly off-line for a bit earlier this year) & this block was all hers. She had made the original iteration for an as-you-please 4 or 9-patch a few cycles ago & then put it forward for this go-round.
The block is also beginner to make but advanced to use. I am finding it useful for showing how to strip cut & chain piece 4-patches.
Another way this swap is easier than others is the 6th block person stepped forward early. It is funny but while people are happy to make a 6th block even for organizations they don't necessarily agree with, people rarely send a 6th block if o one has volunteered to take them, eve when I say they will get them back if no one volunteers. Since virtually everyone does this, I am guessing it must be a human nature thing. As for myself, there are days I would pay someone to take my orphan quilt blocks off my hands. Okay, not really.
This weekend I am wrapping up the knot garden block. Thank you everyone who swapped & everyone who sent 6th blocks & thank you M******* who volunteered to take the 6th blocks & thank you S*** who came up with the idea for this block.
I really enjoyed being a mostly-passenger this time. It gave me enough time to make blocks of my own to for the first time in a long time, I can swap too!