I did manage to sew a sample block yesterday for the quilt I was admiring in the new PQandP magazine. It worked up just fine, a classic Grandmother's Choice block, so it's all systems go for this project. I plan to make twenty blocks, instead of the sixteen shown in the magazine.
Actually, I'm using leftover scraps from the Civil War Sampler blocks I did earlier in the year using Barbara Brackman's weekly series. I've made more progress on that quilt, too, since way back in April when I last mentioned it -- so with any luck I might have two new Christmas quilts for this year's holiday season!