Okay, I decided to make another design, since I thought 10" may be too big. I will have to just back that one and maybe put insulation in it for a hot pad for myself (cuz I really like it!!!!)
Instead, I made this one...actually, I just did the appliques, and Matt layed it out for me. Then I sewed it. Thanks, Matt. :)
And here's the back...another paper piecing pattern which turned out pretty cool. Not as cool as the original paper piecing block, but oh well.
Ta da! I think I put way too much time in it, but oh well. I learned some new things & had fun and hopefully my swap partner likes it.