I just finished my first quilt! I admit this undertaking was greater than I first expected, but in the process I learned many new sewing tricks. I learned to sew long strips before cutting them into squares. I learned to chain squares together to keep them in order and to save time while sewing. I also learned that it is quite difficult to sew buttons in the middle of a queen-sized blanket.
I call this my "Midnight Fantasy" quilt. This theme inspired my color choices as well as the patterns themselves. If I didn't think it could be a part of a story like A Midsummer Night's Dream or Lord of the Rings then I wasn't going to use it.