I finally got Neil's quilt done but there were a couple of blocks that he particularly wasn't too keen about. "They're pink", he exclaimed! "I don't want a quilt with girlie colours in it". Oh Neil, what would the guys at the office think or even your hockey team mates. You could become an outcast! Alright, alright! I eliminated them and replaced them with "blue" blocks. However, what does one do with the "rejects"?...Put them on the back! I then got another idea with the leftover batik plus I had another stack from a previous quilt that I made a few years ago. (I'm on a reduce and reuse circuit these days!!) I cut up the access into 5" squares and started sewing them back together for the backing. Sounds like a great idea. Right? Wrong! I spent yesterday afternoon cutting & sewing and I'm only half way there!! But at least the pile of batik fabric has diminished. I told/instructed myself that I wasn't permitted to start a new project until the backing was done. I'm determined! Neil will be relieved since it has been over a year and a half wait for his quilt. "How come everyone else gets a quilt that's actually finished? When is it going to be my turn"? Poor thing!! Soon Neil. Very soon!