It happened for the first time in almost two years – I failed to complete a goal I made for the ‘A Lovely Year of Finishes’ Challenge in October. I forget just how intense some paper piecing patterns can be. Not that I mind the intensity of them – there just wasn’t time for it last month. I thought about continuing the ‘Sew Sweet’ blocks for my November goal but I really have to focus on a different project this month. The Modern Quilt Guild is holding a Michael Miller Spring Couture solid challenge. I had a light bulb go off during my trip to Houston and I thought of a great way to deal with these pastels (I’m sure you’ve noticed – I don’t often use pastels). These were the eight fat eighths of spring couture fabric we have to incorporate into my quilt. If I want to submit my finished quilt to QuiltCon I have to have it finished and photographed by November 30th. Which means – I have to get this quilt pieced ASAP so I can send it to get quilted, back in time for me to bind and photograph to meet the deadline! My inspiration actually came from playing Quilt BINGO on my bus trip to Houston. Cheryl, our tour guide, was calling out the card at at one point she accidently said ‘nine patch block’ instead of ‘log cabin’. This triggered me to think “Why not use nine patches to make a log cabin quilt!?” And so – the crazy begins! Wish me luck!