This is not my normal thing.... but an exchange block from my friendship group. I was mumbling/grumbling cutting this big block out. 70 pieces mostly all different sizes. I am not the perfect piecer. As frustrated as I was cutting, it was a joy to sew... mostly because the pattern maker (Arlene Stamper) wrote such great instructions. Each units instructions included pressing and size expectations all along the way. Very helpful for such a large block where getting off at any step could prove disasterous... who wants to rip out 70 pieces????