I signed up for a stars swap a while ago. The background colour should be cream and the stars should be all kinds of brown. This is my favourite colour combination and this was one reason why I decided to take part. The other reason is that I know the swap mom and I was sure that she is doing a great job.
The first problem I faced was the size of the blocks: 20*20 cm finished sized. Most pattern I found were 9-patches and this was a bit tricky with 20*20 cm.
Despite all my patterns were drawn correct and I worked hard on sewing on the line I ended up with two sets of blocks and all blocks where to small. Most of them were 21*21 cm unfinished instead of 21,5*21,5.
Today the blocks should have sent and yesterday I told the swap mom that I cannot make it. I'm not very happy with this and I hope that not to much participants do the same so that her swap will be a success anyhow.
I'm thinking about making a table runner out of my blocks. Or I will piece some more blocks in this colour combination in various sizes and make a wallhanging quilt of them.