Here's what I have done: finished the top of a "bits and pieces" baby quilt from the Quilt-in-a-Day book of the same name. My husband took a look at this and asked if it was called the "88 quilt" -- so I guess that's going to be its name. I decided that I don't like the Eleanor Burns strip-piecing method, because I have a hard time keeping things "square" when I cut the strips into pieces. I prefer the Judy Martin method of cut first, then sew for more accuracy. I think this is going to be for a step-sister-in-law's first baby, due in May.
I know that she's really into neutral colors, though, so this might be too much of a shock for her. I have another, 30's repro quilt I could give her instead -- I'm not a huge 30's fan but I really like this one and it was insanely easy to make. It's one of those things where you make big nine-patch blocks, cut them in quarters, and rearrange the pieces:
Here's a gratuitous cat picture: the towel is there for Bucky to sleep on, but he only remembers that about half the time. If I notice him sleeping on the quilt and put the towel on top of him, very often I'll come back a few minutes later and find him on top of the towel!
A friend of mine bought an old house recently, and in the back yard was a 20-foot wooden ladder which she planned to take to the dump. No way! My husband had promised to make me a quilt ladder for my birthday (2 weeks ago... he gave me an I.O.U. for it) -- so we cut the ladder into two 10-foot sections and brought it home today. He cut the rails at the right angle to lean against a wall and started sanding it -- I haven't decided whether to paint it or just apply some natural-look finish to it. I'm excited to have someplace to display a few (more) quilts -- heaven knows where there's room -- and I'll post a picture when it's up and running.