I can't say I wasn't warned. I was almost afraid to even try this block after seeing all the problems and frustration others were having. Rebecca's wonderful paper piecing tutorial tempted me to try that method. And because several of you made the dang thing a second time, I hung my head in shame at the thought of not even trying it once. So grabbing the scraps laying about from working on little valentine projects I gave it my best shot. The first quadrant (lower right) was pretty bad and I did a lot of do-overs trying to get it square. By the time I made the final quad, I was getting the hang of it pretty well. I am amazed it came out at 12 & 1/2 inches, well except for the slightly wonky bottom right edge. I am so glad I didn't try this sucker in homespun. What a nightmare that would be!! So it looks like I've got myself a huge potholder or a tiny table-topper for Valentine's Day. Or not. It is definitely an orphan block because there will be no siblings bred in this sewing room. Okay, I'm ready to tackle the next surprise from Quilt Pixies jar of goodies. It couldn't be any harder....could it?