I have been doing some more online research and we have so much more to learn. In researching Foundation Paper Piecing I came across "Dear Jane" This is a quilt done in the 1800's by Jane A. Blakely Stickle. Its an amazing quilt and the patterns are available on the web site www.dearjane.com I have ordered the book and am hoping to get us started on the "The Two Hundred Twenty-Five Patterns". Maybe this will be our retirement project :-)
In the mean time I think we need to at least try Foundation Paper Piecing and maybe take some classes in quilting as most of what we have done has been from what we learnt online and from asking questions and there is so much more to learn about quilting.