Hey fellow quilters! I thought I was doing pretty good for a beginner then I went to the pictures section on the forum!!! WOW!!! I Have only done a few patchwork quilts. I cut 4 1/2" squares out and sewed them into simple strip patterns then basted it together by stitching every other row lenth and cross ways. Generally using a maxi lock multi colored thread in a zig zag pattern and well put a binding on the edges and called it a day! What is a great way to go with my next step? I would like to get a little more intricate and detailed I am finishing a quilt top now for a new born that I'm hoping they can use thru his toddler years. I've noticed stencils and such in stores but have never utilized one. Looking forward to your knowledge.