I did it! I jumped in head first, err, rotary cutter first, and joined the #fwqal.
I received the book as a gift for Christmas and it has been sitting languishing on the shelf until now. The quilt-a-long is just what I needed. A swift kick in the pants to stop sitting and get sewing! Peeps are already all over it. Check out the flickr link above if you feel so inclined.
The goal of the quilt-a-along as I understand it, is to sew 2 blocks a week until we've completed all 111 blocks. That's a huge amount of blocks! But it seems doable if you do it in small increments.