I did it! The crows have come home to roost as I finished all nine blocks before I died! Now for the moment of truth. Will they all be close enough in size to fit? I think so. I stacked them and they're good, but it is a worry when I had to cut them so close to size. Will the fabric I chose for the sashing be enough? I hope so, it's absolutely perfect in pattern and color but this is where I call Friend Marilyn for help with math. If you know this pattern book you will see the changes I made and will then know I am NOT going to do the sawtooth sashing and border suggested in the book. Nope. Now I wait for a rainy day or a day I'm home, whichever comes first and put it together.