new books!

I'm getting ready to go on a quilting retreat and I'm just itching to start something new. I bought these 2 great books at Temecula Quilt Co and my head is full of new project ideas.
But I am resolved to be good and so I dug out a ufo I haven't done anything with in a long, long time. I posted about it here. I made a test block last night to see if I still remembered how to make this block. Only 11 more to go... :0)
I really have gone in a much scrappier direction since I started this quilt but I still love the fabric and I would like to finish it to use on my bed. A retreat ought to be just the place to work on it - with lots of lively conversation with friends to keep me from getting bored of making the same block in the same fabrics 11 more times. :0)
Happy Quilting!!