OK, I am so impressed and amazed by all of the creative people in this site. I seem to be more of a collector of craft supplies than a crafter in so many cases, but I find such comfort and peace in so many different forms of crafting. I always steered clear of quilting though because with my track record of (not) finishing projects, quilting seemed like a bad idea.
However, I saw an article in a friend's craft magazine (sorry i cannot remember which magazine now) on making a quilt and I was intrigued. The process involved making a stack of squares of fabric, making a random diagonal slice through the pile, and moving the top piece of one of the two resulting piles to the bottom of the stack. Then I sewed the new pairs together. The process is repeated a few times, changing the direction of the diagonal cut each time.
Now, this will make many of you cringe. I did not use pins and the only times I measured were to cut the original squares and then to "square up" the resulting blocks. None of my points match (OK, I think I saw ONE matched corner somewhere in there) but I embroidered a tag and am going to give it to my 4 year old niece for her dolly, Charlotte. Hopefully neither of them will look with too critical of an eye
I know this post is too long, but I just want to say, even though this quilt is not in league with the work I have seen on this forum, I am proud of myself for making this. I have confirmed for myself that quilters are a unique breed; patient, persistant, and detail-oriented. Maybe when I grow up I can be a real quilter.
All I have left to do on it is tie it off and sew on the tag. Then it is off to England with it. Woohoo!