This is my first quilt! I saw the pattern kit and knew I had to try to make it for my mother in law for Christmas! It is a beautiful quilt, even though my quilting and sewing skills are sorely lacking. She loves it! I would only recommend this to an ambitious beginner with some basic sewing knowledge. The pattern is not very detailed but enough so that I could follow it. Keep in mind, I have never even read a quilting pattern so this may be the norm. I had a lot of fun free motion quilting for the first time! I have never been able to draw so my skill there is lacking for sure but it was fun! I can see lots of practicing on some quilt sandwiches ahead. I must say that I loved making this so much, I am now hooked! My knitting needles and spinning wheel will get a little break now and then for some quilting!