What are you most proud of? That i finished! I gave this to my friend for Christmas and he loved it! He never new the trouble i'd been through :) What advice would you give someone starting this project? I basically pieced the top together twice. The first time i sewed the Y seams to the end of the fabric instead of stopping 1/4 inch from the end. As you might know this creates a bulking intersection that makes it hard to machine quilt through. I took every thing apart (me and my seam ripper are now best buds) - then looked for the directions :). I found Marcie Bakers "Not your grandmothers quilting" site. This was the second piece together.