I had a lot of fun with this block, and had barely any fabric left over:Chen sent all of the fabric except for the palest green polka dots. I'm a little sad I finished her April block in March-- though I'm pleased I'm staying on top of these. I finally finished something while it was still light outside (this was taken on my front porch), so the reason it's not lying flat is because the wind was picking up. I spent quite a bit of time paper piecing, but it was so worth it. The flowers in the log cabins seemed like an obvious choice for the fabric.
There's no way I could ever have the patience to make an entire quilt out of this one block, but that's one of the reasons why I like these virtual quilting bees: they give me an excuse to spend a lot of time making something more complicated than I would ever attempt for myself.
Mom update: She LOVES it (emphasis hers).