This is the first quilt I ever made. I am still impressed that I made it! I had been to The Stitches and Craft Fair the year before, because I was into cross stitching in a big way. I had an hour or so to spare, so I went and looked at the quilts. I was hooked from then. Off to the newsagent when I got home and found a few magazines to look through. Eventually this pattern was in AP&Q (cant remember which one at the moment) and I knew I had to make it for my newborn granddaughter. It took a couple of months to collect fabric because I had none. Then I had to learn what fat quarters were (besides the ones I sit on), how to use a rotary cutter, what all the funny terms meant and how to do buttonhole applique. Finally I was ready and way I went. It was started in about June 2004 I think and finished by the end of August 2004 for DG's first birthday!