What are you most proud of? That I finished! What advice would you give someone starting this project? I started quilting on my mothers really nice Janome machine with a decent throat, but the weight of my huge quilt exhausted me. So I picked up a sweet mid arm machine and kept on going. I love it. But it takes up my whole dining room. Oh, well... The price to pay for being a new quilter... Go for it and try quilting your own sampler. It is a great end to the experience..