This is my design wall today. The frog quilt is still up there because I haven't gotten around to sewing together the backing pieces.
I don't know why, but it seems much harder to piece the backing than it does to piece any kind of block.
I didn't participate in Design Wall Monday last week because my wall was the same as the week before and I didn't think we needed more shots of the frog-quilt-in-progress. But this week, a couple of blocks have joined the frog quilt top. They are from my First Thursday Piecers Group (from now on referred to as "2011 BOM Group").
We are using this book. Because of another engagement, I skipped the meeting when it was decided. It seems to be a pretty good book -- some of the blocks are easy and some more challenging. Because the people in this group run the gamut from beginners to advanced, I think it's a good choice. I like that this book contains a number of different layouts and instructions.
So I couldn't wait until next year (or until I finished this year's) and started a couple of blocks. I'm still playing around with the background on the bottom two.