Well there we go the top is done. There are a few things that I still want to tidy up a bit. But I'll save that for Friday. What I learned - look closely at the pattern of the quilt. While EQ7 had this as one block, I should have split it up into two blocks. This would have avoided the whole twelve pieces of material coming to one point. That is really too much for my skill level. So look closely and redesign the blocks if needed. I learned that pinning really was important and that I really don't like it all that much. I need to improve my pinning skills. Use long, thin, sharp pins (watch the fingers - I still poke myself way too often), push the pin in parallel to the material, or as close as you can get and for the points I pinned just above by a thread or two. Still lost a couple of points, but what can you do? I never said I was an expert quilter, I just like to have fun and try new things.
Now, to do a little Christmas shopping and think about dinner tomorrow and then back to my regularly scheduled snowman quilt that I have been avoiding.