In 2005/2006 Carole S. and I were Block Party Chairs for Capital Quilters Guild. I made these blocks as samples for one of our monthly patterns. I designed the appliques and we used nine patches as the alternate block. I quilted it in Feb. 2006. It won 3rd place at the GFWC-NC District 6 Art Festival in 2008. I gave it to Tracey for Christmas in 2010. She wanted a wall hanging to hang when she takes down her Joy to the World Quilt.