On a side note, I am a YUGE fan of Mary Fons and Fons & Porter tutorials. I just discovered Mary Fons has written quite a few articles on the subject of quilting. Link to one of those articles
Thrifting update was a couple of what I like to call "carry alongs" needlework projects, extra fun Halloween costume, and some tie downs for a truck. My son needs those, I soaked them in a bucket and then hung them up to dry.