I knew nothing about strip piecing, pretty much all I had going for me was I could sew a straight seam. Every piece was cut in pairs and pieced individually. Man, I could do this quilt so much faster now. The alternate squares are needle turn applique. Haven't done applique since, but I want to now.
Once I got it pieced, I started hand quilting it and realized I hated hand quilting. I got 8 blocks done and put it to the side to start piecing the blocks for my next quilt. My mom took it from me and finished the hand quilting and binding and gave it back to me as part of my Christmas. LOVE you mom.
This quilt is why I tell people they can do anything they want. If you want to try a new craft, find something you love, even if it isn't the simplest thing you can find, and you will be more likely to follow through and complete it.