I finished the sashing units and it looks like everything will go together nicely in the end. But the end is still a long way off. I have also cut out all the background squares and the border strips so now it is on to the applique. I love to applique. I find it very relaxing and the results are awesome! I have never tried an appliqued swag border before so I am a little anxious about how that will turn out. Also the large spray at the top of the quilt is something new to me. But I always like to try something new with every quilt. I havent bought anything new to make this quilt. The pattern calls for 7 metres x 44" wide background fabric. I had a 5 metre x 60" wide piece of muslin from IKEA that my sister brought me home from Holland. It washed up beautifully and I just love it. Wish I had enough to use for backing . The scraps I will be using for most of the applique were given to me by my quilting buddies in Saint John, NB. Great bunch of quilters!! My goal is to do a block a month. To me, the hardest part is done, all those pesky nine-patches! The picture shows how the blocks and sashing will go together. Still have to press the sashing units.