I did not make the blocks for this quilt. Instead, my friend Jan did. Why would I post this quilt if I didn't make the whole thing? I did because of the story and the end result. Jan is in her late 80's. Her sewing skills are a bit strained. When she gave me the blocks, I thought no problem, I will just strip them together and give it back. The problem was that each block she made was wonky and none were the same size. Ugh! I trimmed the best I could, which did take off some star points, and then stripped with different sized sashing. I added the borders, but the top still looked bad! Aha, I added the appliquéd flowers in strategic places. I think it turned out great and when I gave it back to her, she was so pleased with herself! What a delightful lady, one who teaches me something about life all the time.