Rose chose my favorite color combination for her block - blue and white! There were a zillion little pieces, but it was interesting to watch the block come together. I hope you are able to use it in your quilt.
Like Rose, I sewed for many years before beginning to quilt. My grandmother was a prolific quilter and tried to teach me, but it was entirely by hand. It was 30 years before I attempted it again. When I discovered the modern quilting movement about 5 years ago, I was sucked in and have been gradually improving my skills since then.