I just finished my first PIECED quilt (actually, just a pillow top, I'd lose interest otherwise). All I've ever done before are Hawaiian quilt pillows. This one is a 'log cabin' style w/midnight blue as the center, gradually lightening the colors till it's a blue frost for the outer "logs". I pieced it by machine, but will quilt it by hand. The Hawaiian ones were all handsewn. I'm 'stoked', as the surfers used to say.