Today, I made my first quilt in one day. I woke up and quilted from about 10- 6. I took a break to eat and snack here and there but, for the most part I was a quiltaholic all day long. At one point I tried to force myself to take a break because my boyfriend insisted that if I didn't I would have a heart attack from "sewers distress". I ended up right back in my sewing room workin' away, though. This is not only my first quilt done in one day but, it is my second quilt ever! My first quilt I finally finished this fall after working here and there on it for about 2 years. My aunt got it for me as a Christmas gift with all the little pieces cut out, even the little triangles. Apparently, it was a pretty challenging quilt for a beginner to tackle. The owner of the quilt shop told me that making difficult quilts is "discouraging" for first time quilters. Making the Ohio Star quilt as my first quilt had the opposite effect for me. I am now practically addicted to making quilts and have decided there is hardly a greater feeling than to cuddle up in a quilt that you made yourself. Anyway, today I decided to go for the scrap quilt/ charm square quilt. I really wanted to try out that 9 square technique where you cut the 9 square in half both ways and rearrange it. So, I started off with my 200 5x5 squares I cut out the night before and made a 9 square to test it out.