My brother is here on a visit, so I haven't had a whole lot of time for sewing (we've been doing fun touristy stuff around Portland)...but I did get the center block sewn on.
It doesn't look perfectly symmetrical that way it should...but that's what dangling leaves and tendrils over the sides are for!
Here is a detail shot of the edge of the center block.
And here is the whole block in place.
While Matt and I were out and about visiting some area nurseries, I came upon this rose....
It is called "Dove"...and I am going to see if I can make something inspired by it for the center. Isn't it beautiful?
...and here are me and Matt regressing at Multnomah Falls....