Here is the other new book I ordered: Art + Quilt by Lyric Kinard. I watched her episode on The Quilt Show website and thought it was amazing. She explains everything so clearly and had many samples to share of each concept. I was so fascinated I went to her website and ordered her book. I am now excited to read it and try some new ideas! If I ever get a chance to take a class from her, I will!
Update on my machine quilting - eight more blocks quilted today :)