of the scrappy shenandoah log cabin are done! thanks to michele, i decided to use only dark value strips and i think that makes the pattern easy to see despite the scrappiness. the sewing space is a mess with strips and blocks everywhere but hoping to finish up the blocks and have the inner portion of the top all together by week's end....then i can concentrate on the border. this will be a tied quilt as there are too many seams to hand quilt. with a bit of luck, i could have 2 more finishes of bed size quilts before year's end, this one and the amish center diamond...these and finish the hawaiian applique part is about all i can manage in the remaining less than 2 months. next machine project is to finish the ocean waves flimsy. keeping the stash in plain view is a huge motivating factor, that plus it is so enjoyable to me. mostly keeps me out of the doldrums from feeling trapped here.