Sorry about the dark picture, but I finally finished my quilt top! It only took 10 minutes, so I don't know why I procrastinated for so long. First impression: what was I thinking? It's huge!!! Oh well. It's a little late now for choosing a smaller size. I have the batting, backing, and binding materials, so I'm all ready to make my quilt sandwich and start quilting.
I also sewed my first fabric basket for storing scraps. I followed this tutorial, and it definitely ended up smaller than I expected. I guess the whole "2x2 inch squares" should have tipped me off. Oh well; my tiny scraps fit just fine.