This quilter followed the pattern as written.
This quilter used the same red/pink fabric around each block, on each side of the floral strips, and in the narrow border.
This quilter used an entirely different set of fabrics, chosen to coordinate with her home. Instead of the floral strips she used a strip of the border fabric with inset squares. This helped her tie all the colors together.
This quilter used the featured fabrics but a setting of her own design, changing the size and overall look even though the blocks are all the same.
There were several more variations, but I included these to bring home the point that even though we all started out in sync, we all chose our own path to the end, and that is the joy of life! Our group is taking a hiatus until the new year and I'm working out a plan for something new for 2010. Stay tuned!