Let it be known far and wide that upon this day, I - Christine of Quilt Talk - have progressed from a beginner to an intermediate quilter. At the behest of a fellow Quilt Chick, I have upgraded my profile self-description. I offer you here, photographic evidence of said achievement: one machine-appliqued shamrock.
There are 11 more to do, and you better believe I'm gonna save that four-leafed clover for the last, when I have honed my skill to a higher level. :)