During the class I was embarrassed when people asked me questions about things that I have made and, since I am self taught, I was self conscious about things that I might be doing the "wrong" way. Most of the people in the class have much more traditional styles than I do and I was very nervous about giving them fabric advice. Even choosing a pattern and writing out directions was terrifying.
The next day I (very quickly) put together this Disappearing 9 Patch quilt. It was heavily inspired by this quilt which I saw on Pinterest. I now see the knowledge behind why so many people suggested this pattern: it is quick, it teaches piecing and cutting skills, and you can use just or few fabrics or a whole bunch of different fabrics and it would still look fantastic.
Overall the experience was very positive, even if it put me a
lot little out of my comfort zone. Apparently I have an issue to work through and I am hoping to find opportunities to quilt with others in the future.