I decided that I would made a quilt without any former quilt training. I scanned a lot of message boards (especially this one) and some youtube tutorials for all my advice. I probably broke every rule along the way, but I like how it turned out.
This was my first go at putting it together
But then I wanted more...
Here is where I ended up (Front...obviously)
And this is the back
It's also worth mentioning that I didn't want to spend a lot of money on my first quilt in the event that it turned out FUBAR, so instead, I used all thrifted fabric for the top and the black backing is a $5 sheet. Total, this was a $15 quilt, tops.
You're all so talented and I hope to eventually make quilts half as awesome as those I've seen here.