Well, after looking at the blocks and different layouts for two days I made the decision to make the blocks into a table runner and 3 place mats.
I have one left over block that I'll use for a practice piece before quilting this project.
I've been racing against time. It's looking very spring like outside, and the calls are coming in for bids and work. Looks like my winter time quilting is quickly coming to a slow down. I'm happy with what I was able to accomplish through this winter and will be very grateful if I can just get the last 2 projects done. Then, I'm thinking I will have to work on the quilting on the weekends.
Working with my dh is very physical (painting) and I end up as tired as he is at the end of the day. I always wondered how he could come home and fall asleep within 5 minutes of sitting down. I'm lucky to just keep up with food and shelter needs before I'm heading to bed.
My goal is to finish the final and thus complete Vol. 1 by the end of July. Since I bought QA in August last year, that will make my freshman year 12 months! Too bad I didn't get started right away, I spent too much time putting together the space and reading. I don't have Sophmore year vol.2 yet. I plan on purchasing the next year's book when I get to the final exam quilt so that I can start the next volume immediately.
I am very pleased with what I've learned this year out of a book!