That quilt sold at our auction, but unfortunately not for as much as I had hoped. (Overall the auction raised quite a bit of money so I'm trying to focus on the positive side). Still, I'm never tired of making scrappy trees. The trees on the covers of these notebooks were also inspired by Bonnie K. Hunter's free mug rug tutorial. Although I didn't really do much more than look at her design and eyeball what size and shape I wanted for the trees. I've gotten a lot more confident at eyeballing and guesstimating when I make scrappy quilts lately.
String Fling: Scrappy, Happy and Loving It! I own one of her other books; this one focuses on string piecing elements combined with traditional quilt block design for a complete festival of scrappiness. Orca Bay is one of the featured patterns- of course, I made mine as part of a mystery quilt-along before the book was published. I am having a lot of fun with quilting rather than knitting at the moment, and even with all the scraps I am using up I still have a lot more. I have made a small amount of progress on Steve's socks though -- about halfway through the gusset increases. Poor socks, I just can't get up a head of steam on them. I really hope I finish them soon, but those twisted stitches are a bit of a drag.