Today I stepped off the grid for a minute and tried a little outlining on an applique block. Not sure if I should stitch on the very edge of the applique or just off of it. I'll have to do a little research, so until then, I stepped back on the grid.
I also learned that you've got to pay attention when doing freemotion straight lines, even if you have drawn those lines on the top. Once I had to rip twice in one grid block I decided to fold it up and put it away for the night.
Tomorrow is the hubs' birthday. It's supposed to snow a bit tomorrow evening so I think we'll postpone going out for a birthday dinner to Saturday night (meaning I'm going to have to whip something special up at home). I've got a birthday gift I think he's really going to like (it's sort of Tucker-themed).
Hopefully I can finish another 12 blocks over the weekend and not run out of thread. I'm using a 40wt Aurifil that is not carried at the local quilt shops. Fortunately, I found a spool for sale on eBay this afternoon and ordered it. I need to start a list of what I need and either place an order online or plan to buy at the upcoming Lancaster Quilt Show. (Though I think it's cheaper from Red Rock Threads).