What are you most proud of? Finding a way to represent our memories of Alaska (even though I never saw a dog sled). What advice would you give someone starting this project? Buy a pattern first. I made these blocks from scratch based on a vague memory of something I saw in a catalogue. The dog sled motif restricted the size of the blocks, and I had an awful time trying to make the diamonds fit into the spaces between the rows. I kept cutting and resewing them till they fit. Ditto the sashing. It all worked out, though, and it hangs in our family room next to the TV so we can be reminded of our honeymoon trip all the time (we married at ages 70 and 72).