I am still a novice at quilting, fortunately I spend one day a week with 3 other women who have years of experience. This is my second quilt, without my husbands help I never would have gotten the quilt put together. It was pieced on the diagonal, that was torture for my brain. Other then my husbands advise I put it together and quilted it myself. It took me nine months to complete it. I am not cut out for challenges like that.