Nancy, when you realize you're feeling excitement about something, you know you've got a real love for it and need to make the time! That's great you found a bargain. Happy knitting (also weaving if you can).
The next day (Saturday) after finishing the Sister's Choice, I finished the Double Dutch. It came out just right. Dd20 agrees with me that so far, the Sister's Choice looks like the one I won't use, or maybe use for the label on the back. Two things I just can't get past - it's the only one with the gray rather than a beige/taupe/ivory background, and it's the largest and will require the most "fudging". The color issue just points out how attractive all the others are grouped together, if I DON'T try to add in the gray. I had always planned on making 13 and keeping the 12 best anyhow.
I've been enjoying some youtube videos about Quilt As You Go or what I would call Lap Quilting (although I personally would machine most of the quilting). Some "new" ideas are out in books or video now, such as rows or sections of "as you go". But I don't see much that Georgia Bonesteel hadn't already written about, around 1990, and had on her PBS shows. (At least not much that will help me)
In the early 90s I made a twin sized baskets quilt according to her ideas in her Lap Quilting Lives book, in which she taught about choosing sections to quilt at a time. I quilted it by machine in 4 triangle-shaped sections. The idea was sound. (To this day, no one has ever noticed or cared that that quilt's floral backing has seams in an "X".)
Anyhow, I'm just trying to think of ways to get some of these UFO projects underway again after I finish this small one. I think it would be good for my happiness level.