I finished this carpenter star just in the nick of time. It was really easy and fun to piece - just half square triangles. The quilting probably would have been enjoyable had I allowed more time to do it. I hope I never do that to myself again... creating ridiculous deadlines when I am most busy - the first week of school! Anyway, I truly like this quilt, and I do like the way I quilted it, too. I wish I could say it is all original, but I copied most of the quilting motifs (except for the swagged border) from my online forum friends at MQR.