It took some time for me to select fabrics that I liked for this block and I almost moved on to another. When a pleasing pallet finally did emerge, so did some problems in execution. Appliqué techniques that had been familiar friends suddenly presented challenges and my straight lines were curvy and my curved lines weren’t smooth. I considered chucking the block and starting over. However after having a metaphysical conversation with that anonymous lady who created our inspirational Bird of Paradise quilt, my Hospitality Table and I have decided to continue on the journey together – bumpy curves and all. I have a hunch this will become my favorite block on the quilt.