Thanks everyone! If you didn't notice, I am more than a little thrilled with the first table-runner top. I was questioning my fabric choices all through the sewing of the 96 strips, and it's a relief to see how well they work. Now I need to mark the edges for trimming and then move on to backing and batting, but so far I've been tidying and vacuuming most of the morning. Let's pretend like you can notice a difference:
I have the first blocks cut out of the red and white projects, and have been playing with layouts:
Calisto, who is suddenly NOT afraid of the vacuum after 11 years of terror, is my sidekick today. If she couldn't hear a can of catfood being opened at 100 paces, I'd think she'd just gone deaf. Of course, she needed a little lift to get up there.