Had a marathon sewing session last night and got all the blocks pieced. Now I just have to square them up and get them put together. I think I will use this setting--I messed around with the other typical setting for snails trail blocks but I really sort of like the swirly nature of this one. The other one felt like it would compete too much with the applique.
Tonight I've got the first meeting of my quilt design study group--we're going to figure out our methods and meetings, to be very alliterative about the whole thing. I'm looking forward to it! I'll be talking more about that group in my podcast this week so stay posted.