I'm back! Except I didn't go anywhere. I've just been plugging away on the Placid Curves quilt top from Amy Ellis' Modern Neutrals book. Having lived through the 80s, I have had enough neutrals to last a lifetime. (Except oddly enough my cat is buff and white.) So instead I thought I'd go with a Quilt of Valor (QOV) interpretation which I think worked out well with the stars and stripes banner effect.