I'm finished with those last curved channels and on to the curvy ones which were kind of fun. Even the last curved channel wasn't so bad. Certainly the outer edge of the block is a breeze! At the rate I'm going I'll be on to the next block by the end of the week (taking several days off to catch up on grading papers). I'm glad to be reforming my feelings about this block since I see block #6 also has some channels - although fewer and perhaps slightly larger. Happy Quilting everyone!