It took a long year and a half, but I did eventually finish my first quilt. The pattern was taught at a LQS and is based on a design by Freddy Moran called Freddy Dot Com.
The front was so wild, I chose a simple black pinstripe for the back.
My latest quilt (below) was finished just last month and was the subject of my last post.
What did I learn along the way? I've made four other quilts since I finished my first quilt 2 years ago. With each new project I become more comfortable (and faster) using my rulers and cutting tools. I love fabric in general, but dread shopping for a specific project. Hopefully, one day I'll love that part of quilting, too.