Here is my latest block. It went fast because the background is stippled. I didn't have to spend all that time starting and stopping and sewing ends in. The stippling went much better now that I bought different thread. It only broke once and that time it could have been from pulling the fabric faster than the machine was going. Speed is crucial to good stippling. I feel I am still very much of a novice, but it is fun to do.
Now I have six blocks done. There are nine different ones in the book. I have a choice of using eight of them and making a rectangular quilt or nine to make a square one. I would like to try all the patterns so I will probably go for the square one.