I was able to finish piecing the center yesterday. The most exciting part was when I showed it to Jack. He said, "THAT IS SO AWESOME!" That is quite a complement coming from Jack, I couldn't have done it with out his help.
Mary Lou Weidmen's books. I went out today and purchased her book, Out of the Box unleash your creativity through quilts. Let me just say this is exactly what I needed. All I had to do was open the book and read her introduction and I was hooked. Mary Lou's quilts are so fun, playful and full of whimsy, just what I want to pull into this quilt. I want to be able to play and have fun creating. Her blog is full of great, colorful pictures that really inspire me to do something different. Now I am off to play!