Well, wouldn't you know, I've been working on some things that can't be shown (LQ Christmas swap gift and the latest Les Fleurs block working one block ahead -- you see I was inspired by the ease of making the one before :-) and beside it isn't done yet).
One thing that can be illustrated is that I decided to draft my own version of the Bird of Paradise, or Civil War Bride quilt top. I want to make it as similar to the original as I can, and there are differences in the Threadbear version, most notably in the block size (original blocks are 15" square, it appears, versus Threadbear's 11" x 14"), major differences in the border, and in the block below (contents of the basket are different).
I scanned the top from one of the illustrations I have, cropped out each block, printed each block 8" square, then traced and inked them. I scanned the completed inked block below, separated it into four equal quadrants, and printed each of them at 7.5" x 7.5". Now to tape them together to end up with a 15" block. Wonder if Kinko can print a 15" square enlargement so I don't have to do that step. At a low price, that is.
It's so much fun to trace and ink :-).