This was my first time using a walking foot on my machine, first time using cotton batting, and first time using the quilt as you go method. I love them all, the walking foot worked like a dream (once I realized not to fight it so much, and let it do the work!) No problems with the cotton batting, and so far the quilt as you go method is working out great! This block really isn't as wrinkly as it looks, I guess the batting is making it look lumpy. Now that I have completed this block, I am so excited to get working on all the rest! Are you participating in the Bottled Rainbows Quilt Along, and if so, how is it coming along for you? I can't wait to see everyone's blocks! Thanks again, Amy for motivating me to get something accomplished!