The biggest lessons learned so far?
- white backed fabric makes a huge difference, as you can use a tailor's pen to mark your seams
- if you screw up and end up with two of your fabrics with black backs apparently you can use a chalk marker
- if you don't have a chalk marker just use masking tape. It's good enough
- cutting your fabric into smaller strips ahead of cutting the final size you'll be working with is helpful
- irons. these things exist, and I've used an iron more since I started quilting than ever in my life
- apparently I am capable of sewing really straight seams, which doesn't seem like a big deal to me (I mean, the fabric is pinned and marked) but had blown my mom's mind
- Bunny gets excited about blankets that are pink, black and silver when I'm making them. In fact, he may be a little bit upset that this one is likely going to be a couch blanket rather than a bedspread (somehow I think he gets a say in fabrics if I make a bed blanket)