What are you most proud of? The overall design and color combinations of this quilt. The self-discovery and liberating process in learning free-motion quilting techniques. Finding design inspiration in my immediate surroundings. What advice would you give someone starting this project? As Wendy advises, practice on some sample "sandwich" (top-batting-backing) squares to find your own personal rhythm and stitch consistency. Keep reviewing classes. Every time I do this I discover some helpful tip I've forgotten about. Invest in high quality thread!!! I learned that lesson the hard way when using old, cheap thread I had on hand because the color matched what I was doing on a particular block. Lots of resulting picking out ensued. Everything went better when I returned to a higher quality of thread. Now I know better.