I finished my first quilt in a year last week. It was only a baby quilt, but oy vey, it took almost as long as a big quilt! My coworker’s colors were light pink, mint, and grey, with a woodland theme. I had a bit of a time finding all four (and wow, do I love polka dots!), but I think it came out all right. At least she got it before her baby was born, even if I did miss the shower by a couple of weeks! This is really good for me, since it can be very hard for me to finish projects.
Also, I swear I pressed my fabric, but for some reason it never gets completely wrinkle-free.