For anyone that wants to take part in one of these, my advice is to enter into it with a smile and lots of patience. If you are lucky enough to have a seasoned person moderating, things will go much smoother as well! But at the end of the day, this is about having fun.
My own quilt actually came back a lot smaller than others, but that was OK with me. I was happy to add my own row of paper-pieced blocks to finish it off. I used my Electric Quilt 8 program and added the Twist 7 block.