Years ago, I tried to do the Farmer's Wife quilt using templates and it was a disaster. My blocks didn't measure correctly in the end. I was also COMPLETELY random in my fabric choices. I got 3 or 4 in and lost all interest. This time around I'm doing it in 30s reproductions and paper piecing.
Over the holiday, I did tons of crazy quilting but didn't get any pics, so I'll get back to you on that. I was really on a roll, staying up to 3am. You know when inspiration hits, you got to get it out before it floats away again.