I've started the prep work on the second block of Jardin De Roses, and this one is going much better.
Today I also found out about a great gadget for making bias tape, courtesy of Anne at Bunny Hill. Thanks Anne! I ordered two of the bias tape makers from Nancy's Notions; one 1/4 inch and the other one 1/2 inch. They'll be here sometime next week, and then i'll probably be making lots of bias strips.