And you can see from these sample blocks the very different effect you can get from each block. Corky and Dotty came over for a day of sewing these blocks and we spent quite a bit of time oohing and aahing over each other's results. If you're wondering about the pins in the blocks, you don't sew the two halves together until you sew the rows together for ease of construction. (After all, it IS a little easier to sew a straight line than it is to sew a "Y" seam).
A closeup of the cube.
And here is my finished quilt. I don't have a sleeve on it yet, so the photo isn't the best in the world. In my quilting, I decided to try using metallic thread on the main body of the quilt. I used a Superior Metallic Thread, a 90 Top Stitch Needle and Superior Bottom Line thread in the bobbin with a tension setting of .5. Over all, I was very pleased with the result. And, on top of that, it was a lot of fun. What more could I want?