I decided I wanted in. So I proposed a second swap to the list. Response was good but then 9/11 happened and response got a whole lot better. I think we eventually had about 30 swappers. I was happy to run the swap--I got to be the boss, laid down fabric-quality and workmanship rules, and everyone followed them pretty well.
This is my end-product and it pleases me a lot. Sorry for the angled photo but the flag is currently hanging in an upstairs landing area of my house and a head-on view would have called for balancing on top of railings above my entry hall. More risk than I care to take for a blog photo!
This is the only quilt I've ever made that inspired any opinions from my DH. He felt strongly about the outer border--that the red sawteeth should lie on the outside. I think he was absolutely right.
This Fourth of July, I'm grateful to be living in a country where dissent, free thought, and civil discourse can happen. And for godssake, let those Rainbow Family people have their gathering out West in peace!