Simon commented that if I keep this up, my quilting could be considerd as generating income. While that's realistically not ever going to happen, just imagine being able to claim buying fabric as a tax deduction! He did mention (as a tax specialist!) that given my outlay, I would actually have a hard time convincing the ATO that is was indeed a business; and that I'd need $20k/year income from it to be able to offset any losses (i.e. fabric purchases) against my other income. Oh, well!
Meanwhile, I've been quilting the memorial quilt. I've stitched with invisible thread around the applique, but don't know what to do next. The best information I can find on the bamboo batting is that the quilting can be up to 8" apart - but there are roughly 12" squares empty in the corners. I don't want anything too obvious, so will mull it over tonight.