Yes, this is the first quilt I ever started, and I just finished it yesterday. I decided in July of 2006 that I wanted to learn to quilt. I signed up for a class at the LQS. I picked out a bunch of patriotic fabrics that were on sale at JoAnnís , because they were cheap. After the first day of class, when we cut the fabrics and started assembling a few blocks, I went home and assembled more blocks. I laid them out and almost screamed. They didnít go together at all, the colors were much too loud, it would never make a pretty quilt. So I quickly picked out some quieter fabrics and made the class quilt with mostly browns and greens. I put the original fabrics and blocks in a shoe box and placed it on a high shelf. Several times over the last few years I looked at those blocks, thinking I might be able to save them with some sashing Ė but nothing I tried seemed to work. On January 1 of this year, I decided to look at them again, and this time I decided they werenít too bad. (Maybe I need new glasses.) So I made some more blocks, added borders, used up the rest of the fabric for a scrappy back, and here it is. Itís actually louder than it looks in the pictures, but you know what? I like it!