Oops...my cats saw the pic and now I'm in really "hot" water! You did a great job on your first quilt! I started to self teach in Jan. 06..so still a newbie (well I use it as an excuse anyway-LOL) You just try to learn at least 1 new thing with each project. I learned early on that I love it, its fun and best of all...there is NO SUCH THING AS "QUILT POLICE"...your quilt is great...have fun!