This took me 2 years to finish I am embarassed to say. I don't really know why ~ it just did. If you notice the top right of the picture...look at how I lost the block. The ONLY thing I could figure out is that my 1/4" seam was off. If you think it doesn't make a difference...think again! This was for my daughter Emily and if it wasn't for the fact that she loved it so much and wanted it no matter what ~ I think I would have chucked it in the bin.