I finally finished my quilt! Or perhaps I should say "our" quilt since I needed so much help with everything from the puzzle pieces to puckered seams to fabric searches. I will always think of this forum when I look at this quilt because I met so many friendly, helpful quilters. Thank you all for your advice and encouragement.
I was asked to post a picture. I made a quilt diary (blog) for my own memories, but if anyone wants to view my attempts, the site is: http://reallynotaquilter.blogspot.com
I must add that I am not a great blogger, so it came in an odd assortment of date order, and the layout isn't what I thought it would be in every post. But as long as I know what is when, no matter. :-)
Happy quilting, everyone!