In 2004 I made five Christmas quilts in one year. The concept of this one was fabulous and I love the fabric but it didn't quite turn out the way I wanted it to. Lesson learned... place all the pieces before you iron on any applique. Then pin them into place where possible so you don't forget. I had this all evenly and perfectly spaced. It looked beautiful but then it came to ironing them on. I obviously couldn't fit the whole quilt on my iron and instead of pinning them I just figured I could judge where they should go. I looked fine up close but the far away picture you can tell how they aren't even. It's still pretty and a great quilt but I wish I had taken the extra time to pin.