I've just been over at Dawn's blog, Quilts and Pieces, and she has wonderful pictures from Gwen Marston's lecture and class. There were the first pictures I have seen of Gwen's liberated Amish log cabin quilts. They are wonderful, but it struck me how little difference there is between "that" and the mile a minute blocks I have been making for years now. Great minds, maybe *VBG*? She does create more "fractures" and "splinters" than I feel I need to do. My free form blocks are already way too liberated for most of the gals I know here in WI. They look at Betsy and I as if we were demented...LOL. No perfect points? No matchy-matchy seams? NO Thimblesberries?? Oh my!!! Anyway, this is a twin size(72"' X 90") that I pieced while living in Betsy's guest house that 6 weeks in 2002. Waiting for an apt to open for me, before winter. There are 180 6.5" blocks, straight set, no borders. It's utility quilted in a zig-zag across the width and a few circles tossed in for good measure. It's the 4th m-a-m I've made working out of my scrap bag. I have another nearly finished piecing..but couch size this time. I hope anyone inspired by Gwen's will try this. If you want more a fractured look, just whack the block in half or quarter at any point and piece across the whack. This also is a great place to stick orphan blocks or parts of blocks..whack those too!!!