I think one of the things holding me back was the ship rigging. I started penciling them in and then I sew them on the machine with a 12 wt thread. Trimming the blocks to the final size has been a trial, the applique fills the blocks and barely leaves the 1/4 inch seam. But trimming applique blocks is always the scariest for me, I don't want to wreck it after all the work is finished.
At the quilt show last weekend I noticed this cute Alexander Henry Halloween fabric at some vendors booths and this week I got a quilt in to quilt on the long arm that uses this funky little fabric panel.
The pattern, Bouncing Borders (beancounterquilts.com) is a perfect little pattern for large scale prints or to use a panel and comes in two sizes to finish a quilt.
Happy Birthday USA and have a good weekend all,