Yeah! I finished my Happy Village (well, no label yet.) It was a very quick, fun project and I'd like to do it again. I think it is considered a collage, not a quilt.
I'm happy with the colors. I think I could have put more thought into the placement. The quilting is not so great but it was a practice session in machine quilting anyway so I got practice. If I did this again I might want to put a border on it. I'd also like to do this again with some sky place and not so much busyness. (Some great examples in the book. Trees etc.!)
Does anyone know of a great site that has a pictorial and detailed tutorial of putting mitered binding on a quilt by machine? I have done hundreds of quilts, most of them with mitered binding and I realized that the part of the quilt that I am always least happiest with is the very warped corners. You'd think I'd have improved over the years but I've never been pleased with the way my corners turn out. I'll try taking a picture tomorrow and see if I can show you my very poor handwork. I've followed book directions all these years, but I just can not get a sharp corner. I must take one stitch too many or too few or something. I think if I could just master this technique I would be much happier with my finished products! Help please! (And pictures if at all possible!)