What are you most proud of? The plaid and striped fabrics used in the 'bow tie' blocks were all cut from 'repurposed' men's shirts from the thrift stores. I went to the thrift shop on a day when you got a 'bag for a buck' and got enough shirts for the whole quilt, with much fabric to spare (which I used in another quilt). Shirting fabric is beautiful in quilts because the thread count is high, and it holds up well to hand quilting. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have fun.