I am on a roll! Last night I was able to make 7 blocks, including an applique flower vase. The machine applique turned out great, so that will make things much easier. I was afraid I would have to hand applique the non-book items, which I would normally enjoy. But time is of the essence here. Now, I have enough for 2 rows of the bookcase, 4 more rows to go.
Tomorrow is Saturday and I've told Brian that I really need to have some unbroken time to work on this. He tried to keep Abigail happy for a while earlier tonight, which worked for about 10 minutes. Then she decided that she had absolutely ENOUGH! Mommy, the feeding machine, came to the rescue.