I saw this pattern at Always Quilting when I was visiting there with Susan, the History Quilter. After some back and forth via email, we decided to both make the quilts. I used a selection of fabrics I chose carefully, which I subsequently used for two other projects. I also changed the pattern up a little bit by dropping some of the octagons and adding a border. the octagons were a bit of a challenge, but I got into a routine and they went together with no problem.