Need to learn: Quilt-As-You-Go-blocks to batting.and then add backing, quilting only in the ditch between blocks.it lets the quilting inside the blocks be creative, but you'r not dealing with the whole quilt and the back is just squares.
Free Knitting Pattern for Oliphaunt Elephant Toy - This elephant toy is knit in one piece from the rear legs forward to the trunk, shaped with short rows, and then sewn. Size depends on yarn weight and needles used. Designed by Cristina Bernardi Shiffman
10 stitch Blanket - it spirals till you run out of yarn. And you only need a pair of little double-pointed needles to do a whole blanket. None of the tedious pick-up-stitches across a whole long seam, as you have to with most "log cabin" patterns.
Interlock bindoff (alternative to JSSBO). Bindoff That Stretches Out And Snaps Back In Place And Is Also Invisible(or close to it). This is one of my favorite bind offs, it doesn't leave a ruffled effect after being stretched .