No, it is not my plan to head for California. Unfortunately. Berkeley is the name of the next block in the book. It appears to be an original block by Marsha McCloskey as I can find no mention of it in any of my research attempts. It also requires only 3 fabrics and does not appear quite as difficult as Bear's Paw. (Although I must admit that if the block had turned out perfectly straight I might have liked it the Bear's Paw quite a bit. It was, however, pretty tedious to sew.)
I am considering cutting the fabric for two or three blocks at a time - kind of doing all the painful stuff in one fell swoop. On the other hand, I really should be cutting out and sewing together my American Beauty Block of the Month blocks since I only have the first two completed and I should be picking up block six next weekend. AAAAAARGH! Maybe I should cut one of those and put it together on the machine for every 2 blocks I do for this blog. I'll have to give that some thought. Sigh. It would be so responsible of me.
I really need to work on some of this because I have a horrible feeling that once my new Go! dies get here I am going to want to try a Double Wedding Ring or Dresden Plate or two.
I actually took a Baltimore Album class a couple of weeks ago. It was really only one 2.5 hour class so not much got done, but I should also be attempting to improve my needle turn appliqué skills. I love the way it looks but.... I'm such a slacker here. What I really want to do is to go downstairs and work on some hand quilting. Maybe I will.