I have to say, this was an incredibly satisfying block to make. Was it the paws? (I do like a bear paw block!) Was it the blue and white? Was it getting to use my snake skin blue fabric? Don't know, but I think this was one of my favorites so far. While LeeAnn had to exercise discipline to not put a red center, it took a significant measure of self control on my part to not chop up the rest of Mary's background fabric and make a second block for me just like it! But fear not Mary, I resisted the temptation! Block and remaining background fabric are in the mail.