This is my work in progress. I have the best morning job ever. I play the piano for ballet classes. However, there can be a lot of down time between pieces that I play. The teacher sometimes spends quite a bit of time making corrections to the dancers or explaining what they would like them to do. So, in Jan this year I started researching hand sewing projects. I can't do anything like crochet or knitting at work because I have to drop my work at a seconds notice to start playing the piece and cross stitch was also out because of the time it takes me to count the stitches and try to recall where I was each time I pick up my work. I got a quilting DVD in the mail as a promo and it had a section on English Paper Piecing. It could not have been more perfect. Something small, that I could pick up and throw away in a small second and still get something done. I cut out the paper pieces on my Cricut machine and got started. I am in love with 4th of July or patriotic fabric and have been looking for a quilt pattern for a few years that I really liked. I liked the tumbling blocks. I meant for the bottoms to all be dark blue and for the red on the top of each block to be bright and pop, but like how it turned out. I like that I can have lots of busy patterns and it looks ok. I am going to finish the top with a 2 inch blue border around this section and a 4 inch bright red border on the very outside. I mostly make small quilts like this that are easy to display on the quilt ladder in my family room and on the wall. My mother suggested that I add some dark blue button on random places on the quilt. I am still debating that.