Well, I have just finished piecing what will be my first AAQI donation. I found a framed petit point picture of roses at the thrift store and took it apart and used the stitching as the first patch. I tried to pick up some of the colours in the petit point in the other fabrics I used in piecing. The fabrics are pretty varied: silk, moire, cotton batiks, poly and satin and I used a piece of vintage lace in the piecing. The quilt is 9 X 12 inches, which is the maximum allowed for these little AAQI pieces. I am quite pleased with the fan I made to add in the bottom corner. In the photo, it is not sewn down yet but I think this will be the placement for it. I paper pieced the fan with two irridescent silks. Well, the work is done (the piecing) and now the fun begins (the seams and embellishments)!