Just finished the front of the pillow. I think it is a good first attempt, but I definitely need practice. Hopefully the lessons learned with this pillow will help me with the quilt. Just looking at the stitching in the order it was done, you can see small improvements. The hedgehog’s body was first, and it is pretty rough in spots. Next was the “hair” which is still pretty rough, but had a lot of turns to deal with. After that was the cheek, then flower followed by the ear. Last were the leaves. The outside of the leaves actually looks good, but then the shape was also pretty simple. The straight stitch on the leaves is awful though, and so is the mouth. In all though, it was my first ever attempt at this stuff so I am trying to be happy with it rather than focus on the [many, many] flaws.