Dala, dala {Penny Sampler}

It's June, the very last month in the 6-month Penny Sampler.  This month I have a few paper pieced blocks to make and then the final assembly!!!  I decided to start with one of my favorite elements of the quilt, the dala horse blocks.

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These blocks mark my 4th and 5th go around with this pattern.  You can see the other, more colorful versions in my pattern shop, since I offer Dala Horse as a stand-alone pattern.  As today's blocks are part of a whole, the colors had to be carefully selected to fit the context of my Penny Sampler. 

Honestly, I think today's versions look kind of "meh" alone, but hopefully they do suit the quilt itself.

Can you spot my mistake?  The mossy green horse has a subtle error that I didn't notice until it was completely finished. 

Nope, I'm not fixing that!  It works for me.

Now I have all the blocks for this bottom row.  Time to stitch them up so they'll stop flying around my sewing room!  Joined blocks are SO much easier to manage.

I hope to finish this quilt top this weekend.  Fingers crossed!