I completed all the vertical rows and I am just about to start the horizontal rows. I am so glad that there are sashing strips. I have been able to sew with the back of each block facing me, so I have been able to make sure to sew right through the x of star point stitches.
I will iron the seams after completing the horizontal rows. The seams should lock together if I push each toward the sashing strip. Im almost there.
I like the look of the blocks that have a greater difference in value.
The dark browns that blend seem a little less visually interesting. I would really like to do something scrappy, but I havent completed enought quilts yet to have a stash of scraps. Oh well, careful what I wish for.