Pressing the seams in opposite directions per completed vertical row made the seams nest nicely and there was no need for any ripping, thankfully. I've yet to make a decision about borders and backing, but am happy to be at this point with the project. I used border pieces for Pick #4, Aussie Feedsacks, as leader-enders while constructing this.
Overall, my self-challenge was successful over the month--of the 10 projects, three are completely finished projects, two are completed tops, and all have been moved along--some more than others. The oldest project, Pick #3, the Sanctuary panel with applique, is now a finished quilt. Yes!
Closeup of the quilting I did around the appliques. This was just the finishing touch the quilt needed to elevate it from a panel, I think. The quilt is destined for an extended family member; I'll need to get a label stitched on but it has had its first bath and looks good.
Today I sewed the four corner blocks on the #1 pick, Go FOUR It quilt, the center is now complete. A backing has arrived for Jewels in the Curio--no picture of that yet, but I did get a pic of more batiks bought for the Beach Cottage quilt last week for additional variety.
It was wonderful to spend concentrated time with the 10 projects, even better to cross a few off the UFO list, which of course shall never be completely cleared!
Thanks for all the encouragement and comments all month, I so appreciate it.