Finished the first block of my Blackford's Beauty today.
Ended up abandoning the block I started last week - too many mistakes in it to make it work. Second go was much better. Decided to start with the darker flashes - a bit more forgiving on the points that the bright yellow of my first attempt. Really love the way these solids look together - jewel-like, don't you think?
Made a start on block #2 this afternoon too.